About Central Arizona College

Founded in 1969, Central Arizona College. is a college. Located in Arizona, which is a city setting in Arizona, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 5,585 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Central Arizona College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 103 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Central Arizona College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
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Admissions at CAC are considered , with ,5% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Central Arizona College.

Central Arizona College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    21 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    18 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    23 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    23 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    22 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    23 Students rated school activities 3.3 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    23 Students rated local services 2.8 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    23 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Central Arizona College?

25 Students rated Central Arizona College

Jordan - 07/08/2020

It's a good school to get your general ed courses done. The campus is nice with good food and student life center. The athletics aren't really attended as much or announced. The campus only operating from Monday-Thursday with Friday-Sunday the campus being close with the exception of the cafeteria & couple other places. Pros nice weather, walkable campus, food. Cons lack of student engagement, lack of activities to do on weekends.

Anthony - 03/08/2020

Central Arizona College is a good community college to attend. The professors are amazing and are always willing to cooperate and help, whether its with academics, internships, scholarships, or projects. There are not many clubs, fraternities, or sororities on the campus however, which is a big downside in my own opinion. However, that doesn't hold anyone back from creating little groups that we all get together and socialize in. I for one have a group that's full of other engineers. We talk about the classes we have, help each other understand all the new concepts we are introduced to, and have great times when we are all together. CAC provides a lot of opportunities to socialize as well since they do hold events where people can get together and meet new people. Overall, Central Arizona College is a good community college that I believes just needs further development to establish that overall "college" experience.

Ily - 02/11/2020

I have only been coming to Central Arizona College for a semester and a half, but I have learned that the registration of classes is pretty easy and the administration is very helpful with getting you the information you need. For my first semester, I took an ITV class where my professor taught at another campus and I did my work online, but now I am studying completely online and that has helped a lot with balancing my schedule. Whether it was at the ITV or at home, my professors never hesitate to answer any questions I have, making the college experience easier than I expected.

Victoria - 12/17/2019

Very good community college. People care about each other and there is always someone available to answer questions. Professors are either really good or really bad, there isn’t much in-between. For the most part the staff is really good, but some of the advisors are really difficult to deal with.

Central Arizona College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Central Arizona College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Central Arizona College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would have continued with my academic career after graduating from High School opposed to coming back 20+years.

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  3. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Central Arizona College is small, convenate and have great professors. The Professors really care about you. Central Arizona is a fun school to attend.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My advice for prospective students will be take a tour of the campus first so that you won't get lost as I did and to not let the college scene intimidate you so much. Focus on work.

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    That i was able to take a tour!

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  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The classes at Central Arizona College are smaller compared to many other schools. This is good because it means more one on one learning and it helps to better understand the material. It means you can ask questions during the class, rather than having to ask questions after class, or not getting to know the professor at all. This intimate setting allows students to perform better in the classroom.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is how there are many resources to get assistance from, for instance the library staff is very knowledgable about where to find good sources for research papers, the tutoring center have developed a system where everyone can get extra assistance, and the school continues to find ways to reach their students online. Central Arizona College also does a great way of mapping students' courses to transfer to universities.

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates were always unique and spoke their minds freely.

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    It is best known for it's Track program.

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  10. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    There are several branches throughout Pinal County and not every branch is as professional and nice as the Coolidge Campus.

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Central Arizona College is perfect for students who are getting their general studies out of the way or are looking for an AA as a starting point of finding the path they want to take for a career. It is not for those who plan on going into a specialized field such as being an Anthropologist. They just don't offer the courses required for specialized goals.

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is some teachers still treat students like they are still in High School. Once you miss so many classes, despite your high points on homework and tests, they will still withdraw you. I have run into only select teachers who still practice this guidline.

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  13. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    They have a Shakespeare Festival going on today and those are the type of things that seem to be quite popular here.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I really do like this school. It allows me both online and in school classes. When I need help I am able to get with advisers, professors, and financial aid personnel. I have helped my daughter with her school financial aid and it really is a pain. When you call in you are sent to a call center and they have 6 other schools they work with. The only way to get any help there is to stand in line for hours and finally talk to someone from that school...I am able to speak to my school directly. I have personal lines for the proper people, and they get back to me like they say they will. They have much to offer every time I log into my blackboard I see a new event that has been scheduled. When I am not near the college and I have a midterm or final I am able to have it proctored at a local college where I am at...I love it. Barbara Steele

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  15. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone that has there goals set and know where they're going and what they want to achieve. This is not a campus for simple "blowoff" classes.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

71% of students attending Central Arizona College receive some sort of financial aid. 57% were awarded federal grants. While 18% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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