Arapahoe Community College
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.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students12,421|
|Student to Faculty Ratio23:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
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
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$145/credit|
|In State Students||$145/credit|
|Out of State Students||$593/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||4%||$800|
|State Grant & Scholarships||36%||$1,691|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||12%||$2,084|
|Federal Student Loans||24%||$3,635|
$7,101Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Colorado state board of nursing.