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Arapahoe Community College Overview

Arapahoe Community College is a public institution situated in Littleton, Colorado. Littleton is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is Arapahoe Community College Known For?

1,517 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Arapahoe Community College.
  • In 2017-2018, 19% 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
#13 Most Popular Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Legal Support Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Legal Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Design & Applied Arts Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Most Popular Legal Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Most Popular Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#117 Best Value Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#133 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#133 Best Liberal Arts & Humanities Associate Degree 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
#6 Best Commercial Photography Schools College Factual
#8 Best Graphic Design Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#16 Best Design & Applied Arts Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#23 Best Legal Support Services Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#23 Best Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#25 Best Legal Professions Associate Degree Schools 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

How Do I Get Into Arapahoe Community College?

You can apply to Arapahoe Community College online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Arapahoe Community College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Arapahoe Community College?

23% Take Out Loans
11.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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.


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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Arapahoe Community College

The following table shows how Arapahoe Community College is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Homeland Security #3 #20
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #34 #185
Health Professions #45 #226
Nursing #63 #300

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 #1,572 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%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 16%
Liberal Arts General Studies 16%

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
Electronics Engineering Technology #33
Engineering Technologies #291

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 0 363 0 363
Electronics Engineering Technology 209 22 0 231
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 178 0 0 178
Allied Health Professions 56 7 49 112
Nursing 0 60 9 69
Design & Applied Arts 13 47 0 60
Human Development & Family Studies 47 0 12 59
Cosmetology 12 1 43 56
Business Administration & Management 18 21 0 39
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 27 11 1 39
Criminal Justice & Corrections 3 6 30 39
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 12 25 0 37
Legal Support Services 0 26 10 36
Funeral & Mortuary Science 0 36 0 36
Health & Medical Administrative Services 14 19 0 33
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 18 9 1 28
Computer Systems Networking 6 17 0 23
Computer Information Systems 7 15 0 22
Accounting 6 11 0 17
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 6 9 15
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 7 3 10
Music 6 2 0 8
Building Management & Inspection 1 3 0 4
Journalism 0 1 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 1 1
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 1 0 1
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0
General Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0
Homeland Security 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 633 716 168 1,517


*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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