Central Arizona College

Coolidge, AZ 85128

Central Arizona College is one of the 20 public 2-year colleges in Arizona. Its campus is medium in size and located in the rural town of Coolidge. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 15% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.


Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate54%

Nursing Programs Offered

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
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 9 37
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 86.4%
  • NCLEX-PN: 97%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



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$86/credit
In State Students$86/credit
Out of State Students$172/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 $3,870 $3,870 $7,740
ADN 70 $6,020 $6,020 $12,040
BSN 125 $10,750 $10,750 $21,500
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, 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
Pell Grant 55% $4,342
Other Federal Grant 6% $607
State Grant & Scholarships 1% $725
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 21% $4,121
Federal Student Loans 15% $4,342
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price/year
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$4,180
$30,001 to $48,000$4,655
$48,001 to $75,000$4,948
$75,001 to $110,000$6,346
Over $110,000$7,139

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Student Population













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

Relevant scholarships

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Arizona Past Presidents’ Parley Nurses Scholarship

The amount of the scholarship is to be $600.00 annually to not less than a second year student nurse who is enrolled in an accredited institution In Arizona awarding a degree as ...

Sigma Theta Tau Nursing International Scholarship

Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students in the nursing program at Northern Arizona University. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and demonstrate financial need.

Ruth E. Nicolls Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Applicants must be full-time undergraduates in the nursing program at Northern Arizona University. Students must have completed freshmen year courses with at least a 3.0 grade point average. ...

Jory Dorman Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be admitted into the nursing program at Northern Arizona University. Students must have graduated from a Flagstaff, Arizona area high school. Applicants must have a grade point ...

Arizona Hazlewood Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be students at Northern Arizona University pursuing a degree in nursing. Students must demonstrate financial need.

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arizona state board of nursing.

Central Arizona College
8470 N Overfield Rd
Coolidge, AZ 85128

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