Central Arizona College

Add Comparison
2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,580
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$6,017
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
12.3%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
4,076
29% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
16.3%
86 Graduates

About

Central Arizona College is a higher education institution located in Pinal County, AZ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Central Arizona College were .

In 2020, 1,327 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Central Arizona College. 57.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (534 degrees), 1.18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (453 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Central Arizona College is $2,580, which is $−5,400 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Central Arizona College is $2,580, which is $−5,400 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,017.

In 2020, 71% of undergraduate students attending Central Arizona College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 7% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,580
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Central Arizona College was $2,580. The cost of tuition at Central Arizona College is $−5,400 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

This chart compares the tuition costs of Central Arizona College (in red) with those of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price

$6,017
2020 Value
6.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Central Arizona College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,017. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Central Arizona College grew by 6.2%.

This chart compares the average net price of Central Arizona College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Other Student Expenses

$7,764
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Central Arizona College was of $7,764 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 0.831% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

This chart compares the average student costs at Central Arizona College (in red) with that of similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
7%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Central Arizona College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 29.1% with respect to 2019, when 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Central Arizona College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
12.3%
2018 Default Rate
62
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Central Arizona College was 12.3%, which represents 62 out of the 505 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

View Data
Save Image

Enrollment

Central Arizona College has a total enrollment of 4,076 students. The full-time enrollment at Central Arizona College is 1,181 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,895. This means that 29% of students enrolled at Central Arizona College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Central Arizona College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39.3% White, 37% Hispanic or Latino, 5.96% Black or African American, 4.81% Two or More Races, 4.15% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.91% Asian, and 0.294% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Central Arizona College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (23.5%), followed by White Female (22.8%) and White Male (17.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Central Arizona College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,076 students. The full-time enrollment at Central Arizona College is 1,181 and the part-time enrollment is 2,895. This means that 29% of students enrolled at Central Arizona College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

This chart shows the full-time vs part-time enrollment status at Central Arizona College (in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Retention Rate over Time

51%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Central Arizona College was 51%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Central Arizona College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

This chart shows the retention rate over time at Central Arizona College (highlighted in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,601
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,509
  3. Black or African American
    243

The enrolled student population at Central Arizona College is 39.3% White, 37% Hispanic or Latino, 5.96% Black or African American, 4.81% Two or More Races, 4.15% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.91% Asian, and 0.294% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 221 students (5.42%) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Graduates

In 2020, 189 more women than men received degrees from Central Arizona College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Central Arizona College is white (534 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (453 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Central Arizona College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Central Arizona College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (70 degrees awarded), Transportation (36 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (620 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Arizona College are Other managers (87,674 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (77,153 people), Construction managers (43,776 people), Software developers (35,797 people), and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (34,198 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Arizona College are Construction (70 degrees awarded), Transportation (36 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (620 degrees), Agriculture (36 degrees), and Precision Production (41 degrees).

View Data
Save Image

Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Arizona College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Other financial specialists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Central Arizona College are Construction (70 degrees awarded), Transportation (36 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (620 degrees), Agriculture (36 degrees), and Precision Production (41 degrees).

View Data
Save Image

Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Arizona College are Elementary & secondary schools (142,685 people), Construction (119,044 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (70,761 people), Computer Systems Design (61,705 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (42,924 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Arizona College are Construction (70 degrees awarded), Transportation (36 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (620 degrees), Agriculture (36 degrees), and Precision Production (41 degrees).

View Data
Save Image

Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Central Arizona College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Central Arizona College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from bachelors degree programs at Central Arizona College according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

569
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
758
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 569 degrees were awarded to men at Central Arizona College, which is 0.751 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (758).

This chart displays the sex disparity between the top 5 majors at Central Arizona College by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Male Majors

In false, 167 degrees were awarded to men at Central Arizona College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.479 times less than the 349 female recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Female Majors

In false, 349 degrees were awarded to women at Central Arizona College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.09 times more than the 167 male recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Time to Complete

10%
100% Completion Time
19%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 10% of students graduating from Central Arizona College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 19% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (35.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Central Arizona College is Female and Two or More Races (35.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 9.3% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    534 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    453 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    96 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Central Arizona College is white (534 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (453 degrees).

6.18% of degree recipients (82 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    271 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    271 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    263 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Central Arizona College is hispanic or latino female (271 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (271 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Operations

Central Arizona College has an endowment valued at nearly $5.31M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.38M (26.1%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Central Arizona College had a total salary expenditure of $61.1M. Central Arizona College employs 96 Professors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Central Arizona College are Female Professors (53), Male Professors(43), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Arizona College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 65 employees, Service, with 60 employees, and Management with 56 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.31M
2020 Endowment
8.07%
decline from 2019

Central Arizona College has an endowment valued at about $5.31M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Central Arizona College declined 8.07% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $889k higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Central Arizona College (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Central Arizona College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$25.8M
2020 Salaries
2.53%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Central Arizona College paid a median of $25.8M in salaries, which represents 42.3% of their overall expenditure ($61.1M) and a 2.53% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2% decline from 2018 and a 1.64% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructional Salaries

$5.98M
Instructional Salaries
96
Number of Employees

In 2020, Central Arizona College paid a total of $5.98M to 96 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
96 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
65 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Central Arizona College were Professor with 96 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Arizona College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 65 employees; Service with 60 employees; and Management with 56 employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Central Arizona College was Female Professor with 53 employees, and Male Professor with 43 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Central Arizona College.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart