Central Arizona College offers services to nearly 12,000 students with more than 90 occupational and technical degrees and certificates, more than 50 university transfer programs and hundreds of personal enrichment classes. In 2007, the 15,000th student in the history of the institution was presented with a diploma.
Despite the large student body, the hometown feel and individual attention students receive at each of the campuses and centers is a hallmark of Central Arizona College.
The goal of educating the residents of Pinal County - a region covering more than 5,400 square miles or more than four times the land area of Rhode Island – is a challenge welcomed by the more than 700 full- and part-time employees of the institution. Pinal County is one of the fastest-growing communities in the nation in terms of population and housing.
Central Arizona College also boasts one of the most innovative commitments to higher education in the nation with its Promise for the Future scholarship program, a signature campaign designed to encourage high school graduation by offering two years of tuition-free education to all Pinal County students.
The college offers a series of late-start classes designed to meet the needs of traditional and non-traditional students. Online classes, hybrid classes and a wide interactive television class schedule provide multiple distance learning opportunities for students to earn college credit.
Central Arizona College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The institution has been recognized as a national leader in the development of student learning outcomes and quality initiatives in the field of academics for the past seven years.
From Bellwether Award finalist to League of Innovation honors, Central continues to focus on the quality academic programs that make students recognizable throughout the state and the nation as outstanding scholars.