Cochise College

Cochise College

Cochise College was founded in 1964. It is a 2-year public college in Arizona. The college offers enrollment to more than 8,000 students every year. Apart from the main campuses in Sierra Vista and Douglas, the college also offers classes in other centers in:

  • Benson
  • Fort Huachuca
  • Nogales
  • Willcox

Cochise College offers associates degrees in various fields of study like arts, economics, English, health services, journalism and media arts, music, mathematics and theater arts. In addition, university transfer degree programs and training courses for employment are also provided by this college.

The athletics department of Cochise College fields teams in baseball, basketball, rodeo and soccer. Its teams are nicknamed the Apaches and wear the school colors of red and white.

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Contacting Cochise

Cochise College
4190 W Highway 80
Douglas , AZ 85607-9724
General Phone: (520) 515-0500

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Cochise Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Engineering594manufacturing engineering, military technologies
Family and Social Work314housing and human environments, human services, social work
Liberal Arts158foreign language and literature, language translation, Spanish language, sign language translation, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, ...
Computer Science and Engineering127computer and info science, information technology, computer programming, data processing tech, information science, computer science, computer networking, system administration, network management, ...
Engineering Technician95electronics tech, hazardous materials tech, manufacturing tech, computer systems tech, drafting, CAD and design
Nursing and Emergency Medicine93EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Education and Teaching56early childhood education, art education, English teaching, foreign language teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, biology teaching, chemistry teaching, ...
Security and Law Enforcement53criminal justice and police, fire protection tech, fire services administration, fire-fighting
Mechanics and Repair42electrical installation and repair, communications install and repair, computer repair, HVAC, automobile mechanics, aircraft maintenance, avionics maintenance
Business and Management23business, business management, call center operation, international business, sales and marketing
Office and Administration21data entry, office management, administrative assistant, receptionist, general office occupations
Therapy and Counseling14behavioral sciences, psychology, family psychology, community health services
Construction Trades13construction, masonry, carpentry, electrician, electrical and power installer, property management
Production Trades11welding
Science8biology, chemistry, physics
Cooking and Culinary Arts7pastry, chef training, food prep and kitchen assistant
Media4communication studies, journalism courses, animation and special effects
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3health and physical education
Animal Science and Care2equestrian studies
Art Studies2art studies
Medical Support and Technology1health service and sciences, medical assistant
Transportation1commercial pilot and flight crew
Agricultural Science and Management1agricultural management
Hospitality0hospitality management
Medical Administration0medical transcription

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree99065
Award of less than 1 academic year57345
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years8421

Cochise Student Body

In 2007-2008, Cochise had a total enrollment of 4,133 students (7,369 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 58%
Black 9%
Hispanic 22%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 11%
18-19 21%
20-21 13%
22-24 10%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 10%
50-64 8%
65+ 2%

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

New Mexico1%

Cochise Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 52 %
Part-Time 33 %

Cochise Room and Board (2007)

Cochise offers campus housing for 250 of its 7,369 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Cochise Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,334
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,352
Room and board $ 4,530
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,591

Financial Aid:
Cochise participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 107200)

Cochise Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track5340

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year12$58,2843$57,083
All faculty totalcalendar year12$58,2843$57,083

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year41$60,52237$54,607
All faculty totalacademic year41$60,52237$54,607

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

Cochise Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports182442

Cochise Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General

Animal Science And Care
Equestrian/Equine Studies

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
System Administration/Administrator
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management
Construction Trades, General
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers, Other

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Manufacturing Engineering
Military Technologies

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Housing and Human Environments, Other
Human Services, General
Social Work

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Language Interpretation and Translation
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Journalism, Other

Medical Administration
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Music, General

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

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

Therapy And Counseling
Behavioral Sciences
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Family Psychology
Psychology, General

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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Cochise Highlights

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What Sets Cochise Apart:

% of degrees in family and social work
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% of degrees in engineering
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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Number of degree programs
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Top 6%Cochise Number of degree programs
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Cochise Male % of student body
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 12%Cochise Dorm rooms per full-time student
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Cochise % students 40 years or older
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Cochise Number of students

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 Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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