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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Life
    B-
  6. Location
    C+
Central Arizona is a public college located in Arizona. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,813 undergraduate students. The Central Arizona acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 20% of students, Central Arizona alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,600.
About Central Arizona College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Address
8470 N Overfield Rd
Coolidge, AZ 85128
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Cost

Net Price
$5,182/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,164/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
67%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,813Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,592
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
11%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
Yes
51%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.68 responses
43%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.68 responses
26%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.23 responses

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
20%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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Overall, it is a very good college. They help you with the goals that you want to achieve in the future, and the faculty is very nice. Like every college, there are some problems. They don't have that many clubs or programs for students that don't go to the main campus. I only go to the Maricopa campus, but from what I hear from the main campus, Signal Peak, it is very nice. The education is very interactive and the professors really care about their subjects. They also offer a really good Early Scholarship Program that is great for homeschooled students.
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I find Central Arizona College to be good. The teachers are helpful. In fact, I have yet to run into an unhelpful teacher. Additionally, I find the costs very reasonable. Thus, I have great return on my investment. However, their range of subjects are lacking. There are hardly any art classes and it is very restricted. In other words, the classes are more designed for students wanting a technical degree. Currently, the campus is under construction. They are putting in a new cafeteria and science building. This is for the best, because both of the other current building are in not so great condition. Furthermore, this college is in Arizona, so it is pretty sunny. Nevertheless, they have nearly no shading and no grassy area to sit on. Besides these few issues this is a great college. Mainly, because the teachers are nice, the classes are decent, and the tuition is reasonable.
CAC has been a great start to my collegiate journey. My classes have been uplifting in class and online, though redundant at times. The Professors have been very helpful and considerate of the students needs, but administratively the college seems average to below average. The registration office has always given me some issues with classes, transcripts, etc, but for the most part I would recommend the college.