Central Arizona College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,500
41.9% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$6,945
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.855%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
4,652
23.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
17.9%
92 Graduates

About

Central Arizona College is a higher education institution located in Pinal County, AZ. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Central Arizona College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (196 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (46 degrees), and General Studies (35 degrees).

In 2022, 1,048 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Central Arizona College. 60.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (456 degrees), 1.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (353 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Central Arizona College is $1,500, which is $−6,612 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Central Arizona College is $1,500, which is $−6,612 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,945.

In 2022, 57% of undergraduate students attending Central Arizona College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 3% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,500
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Central Arizona College was $1,500. The cost of tuition at Central Arizona College is $−6,612 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,945
2022 Value
17.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Central Arizona College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,945. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Central Arizona College grew by 17.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,150
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Central Arizona College was of $7,150 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.05% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
3%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Central Arizona College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 3.39% with respect to 2021, when 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.855%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Central Arizona College was 0.855%, which represents 3 out of the 351 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Central Arizona College had a total enrollment of 4,652 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Central Arizona College is 1,089 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,563. This means that 23.4% of students enrolled at Central Arizona College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Central Arizona College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.3% Hispanic or Latino, 37.4% White, 6.75% Black or African American, 3.4% Two or More Races, 2.86% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.19% Asian, and 0.516% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Central Arizona College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (23.5%), followed by White Female (20.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

23.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Central Arizona College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,652 students. The full-time enrollment at Central Arizona College is 1,089 and the part-time enrollment is 3,563. This means that 23.4% of students enrolled at Central Arizona College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Central Arizona College was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Central Arizona College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,967 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,739 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    314 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Central Arizona College is 42.3% Hispanic or Latino, 37.4% White, 6.75% Black or African American, 3.4% Two or More Races, 2.86% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.19% Asian, and 0.516% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 149 students (3.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 218 more women than men received degrees from Central Arizona College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Central Arizona College is white (456 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (353 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Central Arizona College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (196 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (46 degrees) and General Studies (35 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Central Arizona College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (57 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (451 degrees), and Transportation (22 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Arizona College are Police officers (139,530 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (121,236 people), Other managers (117,927 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (54,622 people), and Construction managers (46,676 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Arizona College in 2022 are Construction (57 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (451 degrees), Transportation (22 degrees), Precision Production (30 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (55 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Arizona College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Central Arizona College are Construction (57 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (451 degrees), Transportation (22 degrees), Precision Production (30 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (55 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Arizona College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (334,251 people), Elementary & secondary schools (260,057 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (134,184 people), Construction (133,293 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (100,583 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Arizona College are Construction (57 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (451 degrees), Transportation (22 degrees), Precision Production (30 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (55 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Central Arizona College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 196 degrees awarded
  2. 46 degrees awarded
  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Central Arizona College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 196 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

415
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
633
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 415 degrees were awarded to men at Central Arizona College, which is 0.656 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (633).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 117 degrees were awarded to men at Central Arizona College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.435 times less than the 269 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 269 degrees were awarded to men at Central Arizona College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.3 times more than the 117 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%
100% Completion Time
19%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 10% of students graduating from Central Arizona College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 19% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 21% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (27.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Central Arizona College is Female and Two or More Races (27.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 6.52% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    456 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    353 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    67 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Central Arizona College is white (456 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (353 degrees).

5.06% of degree recipients (53 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    265 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    242 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    191 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Central Arizona College is white female (265 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (242 degrees).

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Operations

Central Arizona College has an endowment valued at nearly $6.21M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 573k (9.23%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Central Arizona College had a total salary expenditure of 66.5M. Central Arizona College employs 84 Professors. Most academics at Central Arizona College are Female Professor (45), and Male Professor (39).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Arizona College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 70 employees, Service, with 59 employees, and Management with 49 employees.

Endowment

$6.21M
2022 Endowment
5.22%
decline from 2021

Central Arizona College has an endowment valued at about $6.21M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Central Arizona College declined 5.22% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $999k higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$25.2M
2022 Salaries
4.51%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Central Arizona College paid a median of $25.2M in salaries, which represents 37.9% of their overall expenditure ($66.5M) and a 4.51% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.29M
Instructional Salaries
84
Number of Employees

In 2022, Central Arizona College paid a total of $5.29M to 84 employees working as instructors, which represents 21% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
84 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
70 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Central Arizona College was Professor with 84 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Arizona College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 70 employees, Service with 59 employees, and Management with 49 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Central Arizona College was Female Professor with 45 employees, and Male Professor with 39 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Central Arizona College.

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