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3012 East Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
p. 928-213-6060
w. www.collegeamerica.edu

College America-Flagstaff

College America-Flagstaff Rating: 5.0/5 (1 votes)

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Introduction

CollegeAmerica is a private college offering career-oriented programs for the students. It offers academic programs that start every month so that the enrolled students can start and finish their degree plans quickly. The college offers online, on-campus, and hybrid programs. Campuses are located in Cheyenne, Wyoming; Denver, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins, Colorado; and Flagstaff and Phoenix, Arizona. The Flagstaff campus was established in 2002 and features a computer lab, medical lab, a student lounge, a library, large classrooms, and school-wide wireless network.

Accreditation is granted by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

Academics

The Flagstaff campus offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees with the objective of preparing students for careers in the fields of healthcare and business management.

Associate’s Degrees

Associate degrees are available in Business, Graphic Arts, Healthcare, and Information Technology. The Associate of Applied Science degrees are offered in areas such as Business Management and Accounting, Graphic Arts, Computer Programming and Computer Technology and Networking. This degree is primarily designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs and the total program length is 20 months but can also be completed in 15 months.

Other degrees include the Associate of Occupational Studies degrees in Medical Specialties and Associate degree in Nursing.

Bachelor’s Degrees

Students may earn Bachelor of Sciences degrees in Business, Graphic Arts, Healthcare, and Information Technology. The areas of specialization offered are: Accounting, Business Administration, Graphic Arts, Web Design and Development, Health Information Management, Healthcare Administration, Nursing Administration, and Computer Science. The total program length for Bachelor’s degree is typically 30-36 months with some programs that can be completed in 20 months.

Master’s Degrees

Master’s degrees are offered in Business, Healthcare, and Information Technology. The degrees offered include Master in Business Administration and Master of Science. Students opting for the Master of Science degree program can specialize in Healthcare Administration, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Healthcare Informatics, and Information Systems. The total program length for Master’s degree is typically 15 months.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

To seek admission students are required to schedule a visit at one of the college locations and fill up a career questionnaire. They are then asked to meet a Financial Planner with the objective of gathering information regarding the financial requirements and simplifying the financial aid process. Students are subsequently asked to meet with the Admissions Consultant who reviews the career goals and interests of the students and analyzes whether the college is the right fit for the student. The next steps in the admission process involve a campus tour, development of a personalized financial plan, and a meeting with the Director of Admissions.

All students seeking admission should have graduated from a high school or have completed their GED. Students are also required to provide transcripts or copies of their high school or GED.

International Applicants

International students are required to submit their original secondary school transcripts/national exam score report, certificates/provisional diplomas, two letters of recommendation, and a resume. They are also required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English by submitting their TOEFL/IELTS scores. Students are also supposed to provide a copy of their passport.

Financial Aid

The financial aid office works to help students meet their educational expenses. The basic objective of providing financial aid is to bridge the gap between family resources and annual educational expenses of the students enrolled for various programs. Different financial aid programs available for the students are: grants, work-study opportunities, scholarships, and student loans.

Grants, Loans, and Federal Work-Study

The need-based grant options include the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG). Students can avail various loan options such as Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Student Loan (subsidized or unsubsidized), and Federal Parent PLUS loan. Students can also apply for work-study programs wherein they can seek in-campus and off-campus work-study positions.

FAFSA

To apply for financial aid, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. To be eligible for financial aid, students must be U.S citizens or eligible non-citizens. There is a priority deadline of June 30 to apply for the financial aid.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 1469th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Arizona.

Students

The college provides numerous facilities for the students to make their learning experience meaningful. Textbooks are loaned to students and are distributed to the students through the college library. Laptops are also issued to the students to assist students with their coursework. Each campus of CollegeAmerica has a Learning Resources System featuring a library, bookroom, and a computer lab with Internet access.

Academic advising services are available to all the students and they can clarify any academic and personal concerns with the Dean/Associate Dean. Personal tutoring facility is available for students who need extra support beyond classroom. There are student lounges on all campuses. The student lounge is a smoke-free area designated for the students to enjoy themselves in between breaks.

Students can avail the services of the Career Services office at the end of their programs. The Career Services office provides valuable job search guidance to the students to help them get good placements.

There is no campus-based housing and students are required to make their own housing arrangements.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Additional School Information

The school offers free GED classes to help students prepare themselves for the GED credential. The GED classes offer free tutoring facility, individual attention, practice exams, study tools, and motivational support system for the students. The GED tutors help students devise a fast-track timeline for earning their GED credential.

Information Summary

Ranks 27th in Arizona and 2516th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 180 0.27
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 45 0.07
Robbery 38 0.06
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 235 0.35
Larceny 2,706 4.05
Vehicle theft 67 0.10

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population35,212 (25,397 urban / 9,815 rural)
Households12,318 (2.85 people per house)
Median Household Income$45,321
Families8,874 (3.28 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Private For-profit
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationHigher full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery small two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemOther academic year
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District401

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 2391st for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $17,211 $17,211 $17,211
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $17,211 $17,211 $17,211
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $30,379 $30,379 $30,379
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $23,563 $23,563 $23,563

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $15,790 $16,154 $15,790 $16,154 $15,790 $16,154
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,136 $8,216
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,488 $4,528
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $6,096 $6,152

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

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Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 7 54 17 79
Business Administration and Management, General 2 2
Computer Science 2 2
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 1 3 2 6
Medical/Clinical Assistant 6 47 15 69

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3714th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $47,522 ($57,500 male / $42,297 female)
Number of FT Faculty 9 (1 male / 8 female)
Number of PT Faculty 14
FT Faculty Ratio 0.6 : 1
Total Benefits N/A
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