Central Arizona College
Central Arizona College is one of the twenty public 2-year colleges in Arizona. The campus is located in a rural area, in Coolidge.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 5,405 students attend the school. Every year 15% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
|Campus LocaleFringe Rural|
|Number of Students5,405|
|Student to Faculty Ratio16:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Central Arizona College offers an associate’s degree-nursing program that teaches students how to provide support not only in the clinical setting, but also in the administrative or clerical setting. Students have access to such learning recourses as virtual classrooms and state of the art simulators. The program also offers smaller class sizes for a more personal learning experience.
To enter the program students must receive satisfactory scores on the HESI nursing entrance exam as well as complete the required prerequisite courses. This nursing program is broken up into 4 blocks of courses. Students are offered the choice to complete the program with a practical nursing license after completing two blocks or continuing on in the program, completing all four blocks, to earning their associates degree and becoming a registered nurse.
Enrollment for this program begins in the fall and spring semesters. The program is selective and only a limited amount of students will be accepted during each enrollment period. Candidates should become familiar with the student handbook and admission information should they have questions about enrollment. They are also encouraged to attend a nursing information session at the school.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||0||0|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1973 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
06/01/1974 - 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||$86/credit|
|In State Students||$86/credit|
|Out of State Students||$172/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, 67% of Central Arizona 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||6%||$607|
|State Grant & Scholarships||1%||$725|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||21%||$4,121|
|Federal Student Loans||15%||$4,342|
$5,182Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$4,180|
|$30,001 to $48,000$4,655|
|$48,001 to $75,000$4,948|
|$75,001 to $110,000$6,346|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arizona state board of nursing.