Arapahoe Community College in Littleton

Littleton, CO

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Arapahoe Community College offers 222-degree programs and 42 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1. 1 high safety campus. 47.9% are women, and 52.1% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Arapahoe Community College is 9238$, that is at the level of national average. 18% of full-time Arapahoe Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $35,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Arapahoe Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Arapahoe Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$7,113
$30,001 - $48,000$7,920
$48,001 - $75,000$10,781
$75,001 - $110,000$13,166



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


6127 of Arapahoe Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 59 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Arapahoe Community College number 8 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Colorado.

Students at Arapahoe Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Arapahoe Community College.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Weekend/evening college

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Arapahoe Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

18% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Arapahoe Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Arapahoe Community College is 20:1, that means that for every 20 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Arapahoe Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Arapahoe Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Colorado.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Arapahoe Community College

The campus located by 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive address in Littleton, Colorado.


Arapahoe Community College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Arapahoe Community College with 0.05% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Arapahoe Community College are motor vehicle theft, aggravated assault, and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Arapahoe Community College offers 222 programs in total: 93 are for Associate's degree, 87 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 42 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is the highest number of programs in comparison with other 22 universities in Arapahoe county, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree , less than 1-year certificate and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 42 distance learning programs that are provided in the Arapahoe Community College: 24 are for Associate's degree, 12 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 6 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Colorado state average data to help you compare.


Arapahoe Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 5319 students with 169710 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Arapahoe Community College

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Zero stars would be more like it. This school will scam you out of your money. Staff is exhausting to talk to as they have no idea what they are doing and they have horrible attitudes in the process. They lie and tell you that you didnt drop classes before the census date when in fact you most certainly did. Also it is like pulling teeth trying to get financial aid with these people. What a huge waste of time. Take your hard earned money to another school before ACC steals it from you.

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Internet is unacceptably slow. I can’t even look things up to reference materials during final exam week.

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Wow....I am a prospective student and called today with a simple, courteous enrollment question and the girl in the enrollment office had a horrible attitude from the moment we started speaking. If you dislike your job, please quit...if she is any indication on the quality of school and how current students are treated then I’ll take my money and education elsewhere. Very accusatory, didn’t even listen to my concern/question, answered everything with attitude...horrible service.

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The school is good if you just want to pick up some general education classes for a transfer, however I've had issues with the advising office and their inconsistency, each time I go in there's somebody new with something new to say. When you pick classes you either get a lousy teacher with a tough grading or a good teacher with too easy of standards. Some classes aren't available each semester and the scheduling is tough. If you are coming for social reasons you've picked the wrong place as well, you got asocial students which is just fine but the other bit are a bunch of stoners or run of the mill locals who are just floating around. If you are looking to network this is not the place, I admire a few of the professors here but their system is weak overall.

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To start off, their financial aid department is terrible. the story goes like this: I was trying to enroll for the Summer semester and started applying for classes two months prior. upon my classes starting, I was told that my financial aid had been stopped and that I was liable for the 1,500$ tuition two days before the drop date, upon which they went into bank account and over drew it. basically, this means I had two days to come up with 1,500 or be dropped from the class and still owe on them. After hours of berating the staff, I finally got them to place a hold on my charges. my grants were reinstated and I was told that I could continue. Fast forward to Oct 1st, and I get a letter in the mail saying "you are liable for the full amount", "Payment is due in five days or it will be taken to collections", etc. I call their cashier office and they told me the equivalent of "I'm sorry, the grant wasn't activated and there is nothing I can do." I called financial aid and they won't return my calls. This school is a scam and preys on the young. I'm a veteran of the US ARMY and I can't have someone competent reviewing my academia, in in a college of "professionals"?EDIT: Over 2 years later and I am still getting a run around based on an e-mail I was supposed to receive. I spent literally days talking with 4 departments regarding me taking only one course. This school is total garbage. Go for Red Rocks, University of the People or Uni of NH if you are focused on cost effective colleges. You will spend the money you save getting randomly dropped over not getting some arbitrary bit of info.Still a very obvious cash grab community college.

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Location & Website

Address: 5900 S. Santa Fe Dr.


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +3037974222

Institution is active in current year: 1

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