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Located in Arizona, Cochise College is a two-year higher learning institution featuring different campuses in Sierra Vista and Douglas, as well as centers in Benson, Fort Huachuca, Willcox and Nogales. This college offers students multiple learning opportunities at the college-level. Many students who attend will later transfer to a four-year university to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Established in 1964, the college has since helped thousands of students achieve their dreams of pursuing their education at college level and beyond, with the help of qualified instructors and comprehensive courses.


The goal and mission here is to provide students with the right learning opportunity for each of them individually. In order to do so, academics are divided into a few different programs, including various degree programs, an honors program, and even special military programs for those who wish to experience military life. There are also certain certificate programs available to students who wish to enter the workforce quickly with a set of skills that will help them land the perfect job upon graduation.

Associate’s Degrees

In order to transfer to a four-year university, many students will choose to obtain their associate’s degree. An associate’s degree, commonly obtained after two years of full-time study, is a stand-alone degree that can also allow students to transfer to a four-year university. There are a wide variety of associate’s degrees offered, in fields such as anthropology, English, geography, mathematics, biology, physics, political science and many more.

Honors Program

Uniquely talented students who achieve a great level of success will be considered for the Honors program. Being part of the honors program will give students a unique opportunity to interact with faculty and other skilled students, as well as a special designation on their transcripts which explains that they were part of this program. Special scholarships are also made available to members of the honors program. Another added benefit is the chance to enter Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year college students.

Opportunities for Military and Veterans

Both active duty soldiers and veterans are allowed to enroll in special military programs,since the college is a member of the SOC. As an SOC member, the school recognizes learning acquired during military service and offers college-level opportunities to military members and their families.

Certificate Programs

For students who do not have the immediate intention of obtaining a degree, certificate programs are made available in certain fields. Those certificates allow students to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation with the adequate certification for the profession of their choice. Certificate programs here include computer programmer, air conditioning and refrigeration, hospitality administration, social work, receptionist, utility industry and more.

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Acceptance is granted to students from Arizona, as well as all over the country. International students are welcome as well. Applying is easy, all one has to do is fill out the online form or walk into the admissions office and fill out the paper form there. Transcripts from previously attended schools, including high school, will need to be submitted as well.

Students are encouraged to apply a few months before the recommended deadlines in order to take care of all necessary paperwork and other steps before registration, such as counseling and orientation. International students must apply for admission at least 6 months before the start of the semester in order to process visa applications in a timely manner.

High school students are also allowed to earn college credit while finishing up their current schooling program. This dual enrollment opportunity is available for high school juniors and seniors.

Financial Aid

In order to help students pay for tuition and sustain personal expenses during their studies, the school offers possibilities for financial aid available to all students. First off, eligible students may file the FAFSA in order to get access to federal grants and other government financial aid program. These programs are offered to US citizens and a small group of eligible non-citizens who meet specific requirements. For international students and students that do not receive enough federal aid to cover all of their college-related expenses, several types of scholarships are available. These scholarships are usually awarded based on merit and academic standing, as opposed to family income and financial situation.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6270th for the average student loan amount.
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With students from all over the country and the world enrolled here, the student body is very diverse. On top of offering a variety of activities and events for students throughout the year, the campus also supports its students by offering different student services. These services include career services, support programs, tutoring, dining services, disability services, a student government, and more. Students are encouraged to make good use of all the resources put to their disposal and to contact any school officer to gain more information on student services and support programs. Extracurricular activities are offered such as athletics, clubs and more to actively engage students.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Additional School Information

Free tutoring services are offered to all students. These tutoring services may be offered by fellow students, faculty, or para-professionals. Students who wish to obtain tutoring services for a specific subject may do so in small groups or in individual sessions. It is also a possibility to work with computerized tutorials in any of the tutoring labs on the different campuses. Appointments can be made for students wishing to sign-up for tutoring but drop-ins are also welcomed. Tutoring can be available for mostly all classes, although certain schedule restrictions may apply for courses such as physics and chemistry. Please note that there are no formal tutoring opportunities available at the Benson, Nogales and Willcox centers at this time. Students who wish to obtain tutoring at these centers can do so by logging on to the smart thinking website.


Accreditation is provided by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Information Summary

Ranks 41st in Arizona and 3062nd 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 1 0.02
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 N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.01
Forcible Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 5 0.03
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 65 0.37
Larceny 465 2.64
Vehicle theft 50 0.28

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Douglas, AZ 85607-6190
Surrounding communityDistant rural area (between 5 to 25 mi. away from an urban area)
Total Population21,131 (17,225 urban / 3,906 rural)
Households6,043 (3.08 people per house)
Median Household Income$20,561
Families4,611 (3.60 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District402

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2876th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,752 $1,752 $6,000
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $73 $73 $250
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 $10,549 $10,549 $14,797
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $14,223 $14,223 $18,471
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $6,178 $6,178 $10,426

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,592 $1,680 $1,592 $1,680 $7,040 $6,960
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $5,625 $4,550
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,651(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,195 $7,870
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,286(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,286(N/C)

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
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

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 Capacity184
Meals per Week18
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2618th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $57,143 ($58,937 male / $55,886 female)
Number of FT Faculty 83 (41 male / 42 female)
Number of PT Faculty 334
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $3,060,906

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