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Community College of Aurora Overview

Community College of Aurora is a public institution situated in Aurora, Colorado. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Community College of Aurora Known For?

866 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at CCA.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Community College of Aurora 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 CCA.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Most Popular Film, Video & Photographic Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Fire Protection Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#123 Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Community College of Aurora?

Location of Community College of Aurora

Contact details for CCA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 16000 E Centretech Pky, Aurora, CO 80011-9036
Phone: 303-360-4700

How Do I Get Into CCA?

You can apply to CCA online at:

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

Can I Afford Community College of Aurora?

20% Take Out Loans
12.6% 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 CCA, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $5,028 a year. That adds up to $20,112 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCA is 12.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Community College of Aurora Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,563 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,597 undergraduate students at CCA, with 1,563 being full-time and 7,034 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CCA

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,563 full-time undergraduates at CCA, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CCA

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CCA Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 94
Black or African American 215
Hispanic or Latino 448
White 575
International Students 74
Other Races/Ethnicities 157

Over 28 countries are represented at CCA. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Community College of Aurora

744 Took All Classes Online
1,383 Took At Least One Class Online
-5.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,383 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 20th 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 CCA

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Community College of Aurora was -5.8%. This is the #2,498 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CCA regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at CCA 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 CCA.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Science Technologies/Technicians #7
Science Technologies / Technicians #8
Computer Information Systems #220
Teacher Education Grade Specific #324
Accounting #336
Criminal Justice & Corrections #464
Computer & Information Sciences #485

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%.

Community College of Aurora 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 0 444 0 444
Allied Health Professions 51 17 12 80
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 2 46 11 59
Business Administration & Management 41 9 0 50
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 43 0 0 43
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 41 0 0 41
Teacher Education Grade Specific 19 0 10 29
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 22 0 22
Legal Support Services 0 3 14 17
Accounting 8 7 0 15
Computer Systems Networking 7 7 0 14
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 12 0 2 14
Computer Information Systems 0 6 1 7
Fire Protection 2 4 0 6
Computer Software & Applications 1 4 0 5
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 5 0 5
Building Management & Inspection 3 0 0 3
Health & Medical Administrative Services 3 0 0 3
Health Sciences & Services 3 0 0 3
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 3 0 3
Computer Science 0 2 0 2
Marketing 0 1 0 1
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 236 580 50 866


*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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