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Located in Littleton, Colorado, Arapahoe Community College is a public institution. Arapahoe Community College is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

2,065 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,680 Avg In-State Tuition

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Arapahoe Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Arapahoe Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Architectural Engineering Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#67 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#83 Best Value Cosmetology Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Arapahoe Community College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#28 Highest Paid Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Graduates College Factual
#57 Highest Paid Health & Medical Administrative Services Graduates College Factual

Where Is Arapahoe Community College?


Contact details for Arapahoe Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, CO 80160-9002
Phone: 303-797-4222

Can I Afford Arapahoe Community College?

$3,680 In-State Tuition
23% Take Out Loans
11.1% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Arapahoe Community College students paid $153 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $629 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $3,680 $15,102
Fees $349 $349
Books and Supplies $2,200 $2,200

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Arapahoe Community College, approximately 23% of students took out student loans averaging $5,125 a year. That adds up to $20,500 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Arapahoe Community College is 11.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Arapahoe Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,065 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,001 undergraduate students at Arapahoe Community College, with 2,065 being full-time and 9,936 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 2,065 full-time undergraduates at Arapahoe Community College, 44% are male and 56% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Arapahoe Community College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 66
Black or African American 46
Hispanic or Latino 349
White 1,364
International Students 42
Other Races/Ethnicities 198

Over 24 countries are represented at Arapahoe Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela.

Online Learning at Arapahoe Community College

2,426 Took All Classes Online
3,979 Took At Least One Class Online
4.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 3,979 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Arapahoe Community College has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Arapahoe Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Arapahoe Community College was 4.2%. This is the #1,392 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Arapahoe Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Arapahoe Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Electronics Engineering Technology 77%
Engineering Technologies 76%
Telecommunications Technology 77%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Arapahoe Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Arapahoe Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Telecommunications Technology #1
Electronics Engineering Technology #30
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician #169
Engineering Technologies #259

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Arapahoe Community College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Telecommunications Technology 209 22 0 231
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 178 0 0 178
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 56 7 49 112
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 1 43 44
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 27 11 1 39
General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science 0 36 0 36
Laboratory Technician 0 25 0 25
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 1 19 0 20
Medical/Clinical Assistant 18 0 1 19
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 6 9 15
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 12 0 0 12
Aesthetician/Esthetician & Skin Care Specialist 12 0 0 12
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology 0 7 3 10
Medical Office Management/Administration 10 0 0 10
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 9 0 9
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager 1 3 0 4
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller 3 0 0 3
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 527 146 106 779


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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