Arapahoe Community College

Littleton, CO 80160
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Arapahoe Community College (ACC) is one of the most respected community college institutions in all of Colorado. It is located in Littleton, Colorado and it was founded back in 1965. This is the very first community college that opened in the Denver area and it has been serving the community dutifully ever since opening its doors. Currently, over 20,000 students are enrolled at this community college. ACC has a number of different degree opportunities and certificates for students to earn. With over 100 programs for students to consider, this school has the right career opportunities for virtually any student. This is a fully accredited community college that is held in high regard, so students can expect a great education when attending this school.

The Associate Nursing Degree (ADN) program that is offered at this school is very sought-after. Students will be able to develop the necessary skills that will allow them to work in hospitals and clinical settings in various fields. ACC has a nursing program with very high success rates and it gives a proper education to every nurse that goes through the program. Nursing students will be prepared for the challenges of nursing and will be given all of the tools to succeed. This program is approved by both the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Colorado State Board of Nursing. ACC also has an LPN program but admission restricted to those who managed to get into the ADN program. The school offers CNA and LPN-to-ADN bridge program.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students12,421
Student to Faculty Ratio23:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate58%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 3 8
Associate's degree 13 48
Certificate 7 139
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 96.7%
  • NCLEX-RN: 93%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
10/01/2010 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$145/credit
In State Students$145/credit
Out of State Students$593/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $6,525 $6,525 $26,685
ADN 70 $10,150 $10,150 $41,510
BSN 125 $18,125 $18,125 $74,125
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 58% of Arapahoe Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 34% $4,741
Other Federal Grant 4% $800
State Grant & Scholarships 36% $1,691
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 12% $2,084
Federal Student Loans 24% $3,635
Private Loans 1% $12,633


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,350
$30,001 to $48,000$6,476
$48,001 to $75,000$7,989
$75,001 to $110,000$11,118
Over $110,000$12,405

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Colorado state board of nursing.
Arapahoe Community College
5900 S. Santa Fe Dr.
Littleton, CO 80160

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