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Central Arizona College Overview

Located in Coolidge, Arizona, Central Arizona College is a public institution. The rural area surrounding Pinal County Community College is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

What Is Central Arizona College Known For?

1,434 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Pinal County Community College is the associate's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Central Arizona 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.

Pinal County Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#196 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#15 Most Popular General Business/Commerce Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#86 Most Popular Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#132 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Central Arizona College?

Location of Central Arizona College

Contact details for Pinal County Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8470 N Overfield Rd, Coolidge, AZ 85128-9030
Phone: 520-494-5444
Website: www.centralaz.edu

How Do I Get Into Pinal County Community College?

You can apply to Pinal County Community College online at: fbrenderer-361.campusnet.net/#/renderer/22?lid=-1

Central Arizona College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Central Arizona College?

10% Take Out Loans
21.0% Loan Default Rate

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 Pinal County Community College, approximately 10% of students took out student loans averaging $5,214 a year. That adds up to $20,856 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Pinal County Community College is 21.0%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Central Arizona College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,557 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,793 undergraduate students at Pinal County Community College, with 1,557 being full-time and 3,236 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Pinal County Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,557 full-time undergraduates at Pinal County Community College, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Pinal County Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Central Arizona College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Pinal County Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 25
Black or African American 75
Hispanic or Latino 570
White 568
International Students 41
Other Races/Ethnicities 278

Over 20 countries are represented at Pinal County Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Canada, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Central Arizona College

1,071 Took All Classes Online
2,336 Took At Least One Class Online
-2.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,336 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 26th most popular in Arizona for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Pinal County Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Central Arizona College was -2.1%. This is the #2,336 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Pinal County Community College regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 66%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 35%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 70%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Pinal County 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 Pinal County Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services #26

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%.

Central Arizona 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 0 358 345 703
Environmental Control Technology 67 0 0 67
General Business/Commerce 13 4 38 55
Culinary Arts 48 4 0 52
Precision Metal Working 39 6 5 50
Building Management & Inspection 49 0 0 49
Teacher Education Grade Specific 16 28 0 44
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 32 8 40
Nursing 0 34 0 34
Carpentry 28 0 2 30
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 9 13 8 30
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 26 0 26
Ground Transportation 11 7 8 26
Allied Health Professions 2 23 0 25
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 20 0 0 20
Communication & Media Studies 16 0 0 16
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 15 0 0 15
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 10 0 4 14
Accounting & Computer Science 14 0 0 14
Animal Services 0 7 6 13
Computer Programming 4 7 0 11
Agricultural Economics & Business 2 8 0 10
Public Health 9 0 0 9
Accounting 2 6 0 8
Hospitality Management 6 1 0 7
Computer Systems Networking 2 5 0 7
Construction 6 0 0 6
Industrial Production Technology 3 0 3 6
Fire Protection 1 5 0 6
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 1 4 5
Design & Applied Arts 0 5 0 5
General Agriculture 0 0 4 4
Other Agriculture 0 4 0 4
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 4 0 4
Business Administration & Management 3 0 0 3
Audiovisual Communications 0 3 0 3
Drama & Theater Arts 0 3 0 3
Computer Software & Applications 1 1 0 2
Recreation Administration 0 2 0 2
Fine & Studio Arts 0 2 0 2
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 1 1
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 1 0 0 1
Robotics Engineering 1 0 0 1
Music 0 1 0 1
Agricultural Mechanization 0 0 0 0
Agricultural Production 0 0 0 0
Biotechnology 0 0 0 0
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 0
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 0 0
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 0 0
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 0
Chemistry 0 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0
Leatherworking & Upholstery 0 0 0 0
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 0 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 398 600 436 1,434

References

*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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