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Arapahoe Community College Overview

Arapahoe Community College is a public institution situated in Littleton, Colorado. The suburban atmosphere of Littleton makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Arapahoe Community College Known For?

1,509 Undergraduate Awards
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at Arapahoe Community College.
  • In 2017-2018, 21% of the faculty were full-time.

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Arapahoe Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

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
#12 Best Design & Applied Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Most Popular Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Most Popular Legal Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Most Popular Legal Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Best Value Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#81 Most Popular Personal & Culinary Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#96 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Arapahoe Community College?

Location of 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

How Do I Get Into Arapahoe Community College?

You can apply to Arapahoe Community College online at:

Since Arapahoe Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Arapahoe Community College?

27% Take Out Loans
8.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Arapahoe Community College, approximately 27% of students took out student loans averaging $4,978 a year. That adds up to $19,912 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Arapahoe Community College is 8.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Arapahoe Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,110 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,759 undergraduate students at Arapahoe Community College, with 2,110 being full-time and 10,649 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Arapahoe Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,110 full-time undergraduates at Arapahoe Community College, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Arapahoe Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Arapahoe Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 71
Black or African American 44
Hispanic or Latino 342
White 1,367
International Students 50
Other Races/Ethnicities 236

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

3,102 Took All Classes Online
4,274 Took At Least One Class Online
7.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 4,274 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.


This school is the 35th most popular in Colorado for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Arapahoe Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Arapahoe Community College was 7.1%. This is the #1,517 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
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 13%

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 305 0 305
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 257 0 0 257
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 97 33 5 135
Allied Health Professions 114 4 0 118
Human Development & Family Studies 95 0 4 99
Nursing 0 68 3 71
Criminal Justice & Corrections 1 15 46 62
Health & Medical Administrative Services 22 32 5 59
Electronics Engineering Technology 42 12 0 54
Design & Applied Arts 14 35 4 53
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 22 18 0 40
Legal Support Services 0 24 15 39
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 19 14 33
Funeral & Mortuary Science 0 33 0 33
Computer Information Systems 7 23 0 30
Business Administration & Management 10 17 0 27
Computer Systems Networking 8 15 0 23
Accounting 1 17 0 18
Building Management & Inspection 12 5 0 17
Cosmetology 0 1 16 17
Music 3 4 0 7
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 3 3 6
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 2 0 2
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 2 0 2
General Sales & Marketing 1 0 0 1
Journalism 0 1 0 1
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
General Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0
Homeland Security 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 706 688 115 1,509


*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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