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Community College of Aurora (CCA)

16000 E CentreTech Pky, Aurora, CO

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The Community College of Aurora is located in Aurora, Colorado. It was founded in 1983 and has been offering a first class education ever since. Tuition is affordable at $183 per credit. The college offers a unique experience on campuses in Aurora and Denver, Colorado. You can choose career training or earn an Associate degree that will transfer to a four year state college or university, the Community College of Aurora offers an affordable option.

CCA offers learning experiences that go beyond the book. After completing one of the school’s cutting-edge programs, graduates can begin their career or transfer to a four-year college or university.

CCA’s two campuses are home to more than 15,500 students. Each one offers the latest technologies, which give students a step up on the competition following graduation.

International students love studying at the Community College of Aurora in Colorado. The college offers an outstanding ESL program and F1 visas.  International students will pay $12,340.00 per year in tuition as well as $8,500 in living expenses. The college has been approved by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Community College of Aurora offers an easy transition from the college into a bachelor’s degree program. After completing your degree and the requirements for admission, you can transfer to a public Colorado college or university with junior standing. Degree programs that will transfer include Business, Engineering, Mathematics, Psychology, Spanish, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Anthropology, Political Science, and Sociology.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $18,600. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $2,500-$3,000
    • Out-of-State: $10,000-$12,510
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $110-$130 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $430-$520 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid65%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships65%$4,855
Receiving Student Loans40%$5,823

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 16%.

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Student Services

To help students and alumni, Community College of Aurora may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how CCA compares against other community colleges in Arapahoe County and community colleges in Colorado as a whole.

 CCAArapahoe CountyColorado
Graduation Rate24.2%21.6%27.4%
Transfer-out Rate13.3%20.3%16.5%

Popular Transfer-Out Colleges & Universities

The following 4-year schools are popular choices for many students of Community College of Aurora to transfer out to. You can click on the school profiles below to get additional admissions information:

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering Technology

  • Energy Management and Systems Technology (C)

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Language Interpretation and Translation (C)

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Public Administration and Social Services

Science Technology

  • Science Technologies (A)
  • Biology Technician, Biotechnology Laboratory Technician (C)

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

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