Aims Community College

Aims Community College

Aims Community College, 'Aims', is a two year college, established in 1967. The first class of the college graduated in 1969. The college offers more than 125 degree and certificate programs in diverse areas of study. It also offers continuing education programs. The main campus is located in downtown Greeley but Aims operates other campuses at Fort Lupton and Loveland as well. Aims offers online education programs to the students.

Aims has an active campus life. Angle newspaper, the Toilet Paper and Aims Magazine are the student-run publications of the college. It also has Aims TV which is connected via cable to the Greeley, Loveland, and Fort Lupton campuses.

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Aims Community College
5401 W. 20th St.
Greeley , CO 80632
General Phone: (970) 330-8008

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Aims Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine478EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Liberal Arts195liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities
Security and Law Enforcement127criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech, fire-fighting
Medical Support and Technology97nuclear medical tech, surgical tech, radiographer, health diagnostic professions, phlebotomy
Mechanics and Repair67autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Business and Management53accounting technology, MIS, marketing
Media36communications tech, graphic communications, animation and special effects
Medical Administration35medical office management, clinical assistant
Production Trades34welding
Engineering Technician31engineering technology, electronics tech
Family and Social Work19child development
Office and Administration18office data entry
Construction Trades6construction manager
Transportation4commercial pilot and flight crew
Computer Science and Engineering1web design

Number of programs and degrees for Aims in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year67219
Associate's degree43726
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years929

Aims Student Body

In 2007-2008, Aims had a total enrollment of 4,588 students (2,968 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 70%
Black 1%
Hispanic 19%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 7%
18-19 20%
20-21 18%
22-24 14%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Aims Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 30 %
Part-Time 73 %

Aims Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Greeley, Colorado for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Colorado Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Aims Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,346
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,874
Books and supplies $ 1,749

Financial Aid:
Aims participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 758200)

Aims Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4152

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year30$54,34932$55,009
Associate professoracademic year3$47,6402*
Instructoracademic year8$43,90118$41,832
All faculty totalacademic year41$51,82052$50,211

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Aims Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Communications Technology/Technician
Graphic Communications, General

Medical Administration
Medical Office Management/Administration
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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