Central Arizona College in Coolidge

Coolidge, AZ

(Rating 1.4 based on 5 reviews)
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Central Arizona College offers 276-degree programs and 21 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1. 3 high safety сampuses. 40.5% are women, and 59.5% are men. Central Arizona College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Central Arizona College is 5211$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $6485 and $12373 per year. 18% of full-time Central Arizona College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $27,500, 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 Central Arizona 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, Central Arizona College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$4,741
$30,001 - $48,000$5,881
$48,001 - $75,000$4,773
$75,001 - $110,000$5,456



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 3000

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


3337 of Central Arizona College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 56 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Central Arizona College number 20 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Arizona.

Students at Central Arizona 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

Credit for military training

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

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 Central Arizona College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

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

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Central Arizona College graduation rate is below the national average.

18% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Central Arizona 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 a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account 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 Central Arizona College is 16:1, that means that for every 16 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 Central Arizona College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in some but not all distance education courses.

Distance education location breakdown


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

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus-Signal Peak

The campus located by 8470 N Overfield Rd address in Coolidge, Arizona.


Main Campus-Signal Peak 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 the middle size campus of Central Arizona College with 0.5% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus-Signal Peak are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and aggravated assault.

The percentage of crimes on SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN CAMPUS

The campus located by 805 S. Idaho Road address in Apache Junction, Arizona.


SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN CAMPUS 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 the middle size campus of Central Arizona College with 0.04% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN CAMPUS are aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft.

The percentage of crimes on CASA GRANDE CENTER

The campus located by 1015 East Florence Blvd. address in Casa Grande, Arizona.


CASA GRANDE CENTER 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 the middle size campus of Central Arizona College with 0.02% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on CASA GRANDE CENTER is motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Central Arizona College offers 276 programs in total: 138 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 132 - for Associate's degree, and 6 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 138 universities in Arizona state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered. Central Arizona College is one of the few institutions in Arizona that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 21 distance learning programs that are offered in the Central Arizona College: 9 are for Associate's degree, 9 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely 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 Arizona state average data to help you compare.


Central Arizona College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 4131 students with 123915 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Central Arizona College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

I have been here for 2 years and overall I don't think the school is that bad so far all of the professors I have gotten are very nice and are very passionate in what they are teaching. Some reviews mention how horrible blackboard is and honestly once you get the hang of it it's fairly easy to use. I do agree that it is very unorganized when it comes to turning in documents to financial aid and administration. Last year I had turned in a document to financial aid, a week later I was notified that they never received it and I turned it in again. A few days later I got the same message so I went to the campus and the lady i turned it into straight up told me I never turned it in to her and said I was lying when I turned it in about 3 times to her. It's just very unprofessional and ridiculous.

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Overall Rating:

The ONLY reason I attended this college was because of the Promise for the Future Scholarship. ONLY ATTEND THIS SCHOOL IF YOU HAVE NO OTHER OPTIONS. If you're wanting training in trade jobs or nursing then it might be a good fit, but a majority of the administration are very uncooperative and have their own idea of what is best for you. As a 5 year student of that college, I can say from personal experience as well as from multiple other students that this college do not hold their students as their first priority. When they removed the theater courses from the curriculum, I witnessed the Central Arizona College President Jackie Elliott recommend to a student, who had decided to peruse theater since before high school, that he should look into their truck driving certificate instead.

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Overall Rating:

This school is not very professional. The only professional & reliable helpful person was Francisco in administeration. He helped me with everything that I needed to get done! He should run the school. Because the professors are dumb, they don’t care about teaching, or the students. The homework assignments are ridiculous. & Dont even get me started on Blackboard!! School is a waste of time, money, & patience.

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Overall Rating:

Do not attend this school for they are not organized. Awful staff who are not responsible enough to do their jobs.

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Overall Rating:

Racist campus security beat the hell out of my buddy. I'm sure the school, being in Arizona, will just give him paid leave for the last month of the school year and reinstate him, probably with special recognition for a job well done. Find somewhere else to go to school if you're not white.

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Location & Website

Address: 8470 N Overfield Rd


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5204945444

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: centralaz.edu

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