“For 48 years Central Arizona College has served Pinal County by providing high-quality, affordable education. Our team of dedicated employees, working collaboratively with community members continue to lay the groundwork for new and innovative methods of distinguishing CAC and providing a gateway to higher education and rewarding careers for students. An example of these efforts is the Promise for the Future initiative launched in 2001, developed to motivate our youth to stay in high school and graduate by knowing that access to a college education is possible. Our promise continues to provide support to Pinal County students with a tuition-free education at Central Arizona College.” — Dr. Jacquelyn Elliott, President of Central Arizona College
Name of College: Central Arizona College
City and State: Coolidge, AZ
Type of College: Public
Campus Setting: Rural
Year Established: 1969
Board Chair: Gladys Christensen, Governing Board President
Governing Board Website: www.centralaz.edu/governance
Student characteristics based on Fall 2016 credit enrollment
Total Enrollment: 5,585
American Indian or Alaska – 5%
Asian – 2%
Black or African American – 7%
Hispanic/Latino – 31%
Native Hawaiian or other – 1%
White – 41%
Two or more races – 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown – 9%
Non-resident alien – 0%
Interesting facts about Central Arizona College
- Central Arizona College (CAC) and Sundt Construction, Inc. created a unique partnership, leading to recruitment and training for skilled workers with the development of four craft trade pathways in structural welding, industrial construction, pipefitting and concrete construction technology. At the beginning of the 2017 fall semester, more than 100 students enrolled in the CAC-Sundt Pre-employment Training Opportunities.
- CAC’s athletic programs are a dominant force on the national two-year college scene with 40 national championships.
- CAC offers an on-campus living environment at the Signal Peak Campus that is home to more than 250 students. Residents have access to a rich diverse environment and enjoy living and learning programs to support their academic and personal goals.
- A variety of community events, offering cultural and entertainment options for community members of all ages are presented throughout the year at each of CAC’s campus locations.