Arapahoe Community College

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Arapahoe Community College
Established 1965
Type Community College
President Diana M. Doyle
Students 20,000 (annually)
Location Littleton, Colorado, USA
39°36′30″N 105°01′11″W / 39.6084°N 105.0196°W / 39.6084; -105.0196Coordinates: 39°36′30″N 105°01′11″W / 39.6084°N 105.0196°W / 39.6084; -105.0196
Campus Urban / rural
Colors Purple and White

Founded in 1965, Arapahoe Community College (ACC) was the first community college to open in the Denver area. What began as Arapahoe Junior College with 550 students, has grown into a vibrant community college serving over 18,000 credit and non-credit students yearly.

The College now offers over 100 degree and certificate programs. ACC is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Great Books Program[edit]

ACC is one of six community colleges with a Great Books Program approved by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education. Participants in the program receive a certificate that is recognized by admission councils at many 4-year colleges and universities.[1]


  1. ^ "Great Books Program at ACC" Accessed 25 November 2010.
2.  "View From the Fourth Floor:  a Personal History of Arapahoe Community College, 1965-2005" by Frank Lee Earley.  2012;  Downtown Chaco Press, Elizabeth, CO.

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