Cochise College, located in Douglas, Arizona, is a public two year institution founded in 1964 to serve the residents of its growing service area. The school maintains two campuses, the second located in Sierra Vista, and education centers in Willcox, Nogales, Fort Huachuca, and Benson. The school has multiple accreditations, including certification from the Federal Aviation Administration for aviation and pilot programs. The school also works hard to ensure services and access to resources are provided to the rural and hard to reach portions of its service area through technological advancement and community participation.
Cochise is a comprehensive community college that provides technical career training and academic transfer opportunities. Individuals in career training programs will recveive an education over the course of one or two years that prepares them for entry into the workforce as qualified professionals. Programs are in typically high demand fields and focus on skill training and education in order to prepare the individual for long term employment. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education locally and at low cost prior to transferring to a four year institution to complete their final two years and earn a bachelor's degree.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Cochise College will admit any individual who is at least eighteen years of age or has a high school education once they submit an application for enrollment, pay all fees, and supply transcripts and test scores if available. Students may be required to take a placement exam. Prior to registration participation in orientation and meeting with a counselor is encouraged. Financial aid is available in a variety of forms, including grants, loans and scholarships, which are awarded based on need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,700. 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: $1,800-$2,200
- Out-of-State: $6,000-$7,200
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $77-$92 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $250-$300 per credit 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||80%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||72%||$4,855|
|Receiving Student Loans||9%||$4,801|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Cochise College may offer services to students like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Cochise College compared to community colleges in Arizona, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|Cochise College||Cochise County||Arizona|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1984)
- Find all the other nursing programs in Arizona
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Cochise College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Cochise College.
- Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher, AZ (103 miles away)
- Tohono O'Odham Community College in Sells, AZ (146 miles away)
- Chandler - Gilbert Community College in Chandler, AZ (182 miles away)
- Dona Ana Community College in Las Cruces, NM (182 miles away)
- El Paso Community College in El Paso, TX (196 miles away)