Community College of Aurora

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,754
2.01% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$7,340
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.14%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
8,343
15.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
25%
95 Graduates

About

Community College of Aurora is a higher education institution located in Arapahoe County, CO. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Community College of Aurora were Liberal Arts & Sciences (263 degrees awarded), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (125 degrees), and General Studies (87 degrees).

In 2022, 1,000 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Community College of Aurora. 66.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (333 degrees), 1.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (312 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Community College of Aurora is $3,754, which is $−4,358 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Community College of Aurora is $3,754, which is $−4,358 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,340.

In 2022, 25% of undergraduate students attending Community College of Aurora received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 7% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,754
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Community College of Aurora was $3,754. The cost of tuition at Community College of Aurora is $−4,358 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$7,340
2022 Value
27.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Community College of Aurora had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,340. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Community College of Aurora grew by 27.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,844
Room and Board
$1,460
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Community College of Aurora was of $11,844 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.54% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,460. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 18.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

25%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
7%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

25% of undergraduate students at Community College of Aurora received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 19.4% with respect to 2021, when 31% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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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.
3.14%
2019 Default Rate
30
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Community College of Aurora was 3.14%, which represents 30 out of the 954 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.

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Enrollment

Community College of Aurora had a total enrollment of 8,343 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Community College of Aurora is 1,268 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,075. This means that 15.2% of students enrolled at Community College of Aurora are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Community College of Aurora, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.6% Hispanic or Latino, 27.3% White, 16.4% Black or African American, 6.17% Asian, 5.69% Two or More Races, 0.408% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.336% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Community College of Aurora in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (20.6%), followed by White Male (17.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (14.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

15.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Community College of Aurora in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,343 students. The full-time enrollment at Community College of Aurora is 1,268 and the part-time enrollment is 7,075. This means that 15.2% of students enrolled at Community College of Aurora are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2022 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 Community College of Aurora was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Community College of Aurora had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,803 enrolled students
  2. White
    2,275 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,369 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Community College of Aurora is 33.6% Hispanic or Latino, 27.3% White, 16.4% Black or African American, 6.17% Asian, 5.69% Two or More Races, 0.408% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.336% 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 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 211 students (2.53%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 324 more women than men received degrees from Community College of Aurora. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Community College of Aurora is hispanic or latino (333 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (312 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Community College of Aurora is Liberal Arts & Sciences (263 degrees awarded), followed by Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (125 degrees) and General Studies (87 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Community College of Aurora, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (44 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (475 degrees), and Legal (44 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Community College of Aurora are Elementary & middle school teachers (86,463 people), Other managers (52,503 people), Construction managers (40,041 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (39,800 people), and Secondary school teachers (37,757 people).

The most specialized majors at Community College of Aurora in 2022 are Construction (44 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (475 degrees), Legal (44 degrees), Language & Linguistics (16 degrees), and Science Technologies (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Community College of Aurora are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Community College of Aurora are Construction (44 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (475 degrees), Legal (44 degrees), Language & Linguistics (16 degrees), and Science Technologies (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Community College of Aurora are Elementary & secondary schools (182,050 people), Construction (91,492 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (79,135 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (49,398 people), and Legal services (45,492 people).

The most specialized majors at Community College of Aurora are Construction (44 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (475 degrees), Legal (44 degrees), Language & Linguistics (16 degrees), and Science Technologies (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Community College of Aurora.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 263 degrees awarded
  2. 125 degrees awarded
  3. 87 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Community College of Aurora was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 263 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

338
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
662
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 338 degrees were awarded to men at Community College of Aurora, which is 0.511 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (662).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 70 degrees were awarded to men at Community College of Aurora in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.363 times less than the 193 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 193 degrees were awarded to men at Community College of Aurora in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.76 times more than the 70 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 21% of students graduating from Community College of Aurora completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% within 200%.

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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.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (40%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Community College of Aurora is Female and Two or More Races (40% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 7.37% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    333 degrees awarded
  2. White
    312 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    161 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Community College of Aurora is hispanic or latino (333 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (312 degrees).

1.9% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    238 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    183 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    129 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Community College of Aurora is hispanic or latino female (238 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (183 degrees).

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Operations

Community College of Aurora has an endowment valued at nearly $940k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 291k (31%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Community College of Aurora had a total salary expenditure of 57.5M. Community College of Aurora employs 59 No academic ranks. Most academics at Community College of Aurora are Female No academic rank (31), and Male No academic rank (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Community College of Aurora are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 66 employees, Management, with 50 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees.

Endowment

$940k
2022 Endowment
13.2%
decline from 2021

Community College of Aurora has an endowment valued at about $940k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Community College of Aurora declined 13.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.27M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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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.

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Salary Expenditure

$19.8M
2022 Salaries
5.94%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Community College of Aurora paid a median of $19.8M in salaries, which represents 34.4% of their overall expenditure ($57.5M) and a 5.94% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.23M
Instructional Salaries
59
Number of Employees

In 2022, Community College of Aurora paid a total of $4.23M to 59 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
59 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
66 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Community College of Aurora was No academic rank with 59 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Community College of Aurora were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 66 employees, Management with 50 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Community College of Aurora was Female No academic rank with 31 employees, and Male No academic rank with 28 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Community College of Aurora.

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