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Central Arizona College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Central Arizona College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Central Arizona College Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Central Arizona College was awarded 17 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is medical administrative/executive assistant and medical secretary.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Pinal County Community College is ranked #1,504 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Pinal County Community College is also ranked #23 out of 30 schools in Arizona.

See all of the rankings for Central Arizona College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Pinal County Community College?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Central Arizona College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

Learn more about Central Arizona College admissions.

Central Arizona College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Central Arizona College is about average at 16 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Central Arizona College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at Central Arizona College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Central Arizona College this rate is 55%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

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Central Arizona College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,793 undergraduates at Pinal County Community College with 1,557 being full-time and 3,236 being part-time.

How Much Does Central Arizona College Cost?

The overall average net price of Pinal County Community College is $6,260. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Pinal County Community College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,597 $6,252 $7,751 $9,606 $11,281

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Pinal County Community College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Pinal County Community College, approximately 10% of students took out student loans averaging $5,214 a year. That adds up to $20,856 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Pinal County Community College is 17.0%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Pinal County Community College Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Pinal County Community College make around $26,500 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 33% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.

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See which majors at Central Arizona College make the most money.

Location of Central Arizona College

Central Arizona College is a public institution situated in Coolidge, Arizona. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of Pinal County Community College.

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Contact details for Pinal County Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8470 N Overfield Rd, Coolidge, AZ 85128-9030
Phone: 520-494-5444
Website: www.centralaz.edu/

Central Arizona College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Central Arizona College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Pinal County Community College

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 3,652 students took at least one online class at Central Arizona College. This is an increase from the 2,336 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 3,652 363
2017-2018 2,336 1,071
2016-2017 3,715 1,169
2015-2016 3,861 1,151
2013-2014 4,135 1,172

Learn more about online learning at Central Arizona College.

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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