Central Arizona College

Coolidge, AZ 85128

Located in Coolidge, Arizona, Central Arizona College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 years to complete.

Central Arizona College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).



Campus LocaleRural: Fringe
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate49%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN
  2. BSN
  3. ADN

    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 - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 0
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 53

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Central Arizona College

Chandler-Gilbert Community College
24.69 miles away
Mesa Community College
32.54 miles away
Rio Salado College
36.59 miles away
GateWay Community College
39.38 miles away
Scottsdale Community College
40.48 miles away
Phoenix College
44.09 miles away
Paradise Valley Community College
52.23 miles away
Glendale Community College
52.28 miles away
Estrella Mountain Community College
53.84 miles away
Pima Community College
67.53 miles away


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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$4,528
30k to 48k$3,874
48k to 75k$4,512
75k to 110k$5,837
Over 110k$6,234
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $84.00 $168.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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 (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Arizona state board of nursing
Central Arizona College
8470 N Overfield Rd
Coolidge, AZ 85128

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