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IPEDS ID: 103909
OPE ID: 02100611
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Carrington College-Mesa
1001 Southern Ave., Ste. 130, Mesa, Arizona 85210
General information:  (480) 212-1600
Website:  www.carrington.edu
Type:  2-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  633 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  37 to 1
Financial Aidcarrington.edu/financial-aid/
Net Price Calculatorcarrington.edu/financial-aid/net-price-calculator/carrington-college/
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranscarrington.edu/financial-aid/military-benefits/
Mission Statement
  The mission of Carrington College is to provide learning opportunities to individuals in the communities it serves through postsecondary programs of study, which include general studies and professional preparation in career-focused majors.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Two-Year: Health Professions
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Credit for life experiences
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty630
Instructional630
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses in the Largest Program for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Largest ProgramProgram LengthAverage Completion
Medical/Clinical Assistant29 credit hours9 months
Detailed Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$14,212$14,287$14,283$14,265-0.1%
Books and supplies$859$859$679$6790.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$10,629$10,413$11,493$11,9704.2%
Other$4,032$3,852$4,149$4,1670.4%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,149$3,951$4,266$4,2840.4%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Off Campus$29,732$29,411$30,604$31,0811.6%
Off Campus with Family$19,220$19,097$19,228$19,2280.0%
Next largest programs 2015-2016
ProgramProgram LengthAverage CompletionTuition and feesBooks and supplies
Dental Assisting/Assistant29 credit hours9 months$14,265$611
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller29 credit hours9 months$13,841$1,130
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist83 credit hours20 months$54,125$6,291
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant29 credit hours9 months$14,265$580
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant29 credit hours9 months$14,106$702
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid121884%————
Grant or scholarship aid19977%$963,492$4,842
Federal grants19776%$771,727$3,917
Pell grants19776%$757,177$3,844
Other federal grants5421%$14,550$269
State/local government grant or scholarships249%$185,249$7,719
Institutional grants or scholarships5622%$6,516$116
Student loan aid19073%$1,472,853$7,752
Federal student loans19073%$1,451,010$7,637
Other student loans104%$21,843$2,184
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,00687%$3,518,138$3,497
Pell grants87376%$3,007,267$3,445
Federal student loans63055%$4,810,049$7,635
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
AVERAGE NET PRICE IN THE LARGEST PROGRAM FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS
Largest ProgramProgram LengthAcademic Year Length
Medical/Clinical Assistant29 credit hours24 credit hours
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$20,977$19,406$20,601
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$21,247$19,281$20,714
$30,001 – $48,000$18,972$19,022$20,719
$48,001 – $75,000$23,130$21,598$22,693
$75,001 – $110,000$25,242$23,474$25,690
$110,001 and more$25,492
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance for the institution's largest program. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses for the institutions largest program. If the total length of program is greater than the academic year length, the total cost of attendance is adjusted for the academic year and the average net price is for the academic year. For programs that are less than the academic year length, the total cost of attendance and the average net price are for the entire length of the program.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)633
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment84
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 90%
Part-time: 10%Student Gender:
Male: 18%
Female: 82%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 15%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 35%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 39%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 57%
25 and over: 43%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 99%
Out-of-state: 1%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 23%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 77%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants14424120
Percent admitted99%100%98%
Percent admitted who enrolled55%58%54%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school recordX
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 66%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in 2012-13
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 67%
Transfer-out rate: 4%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 54%
Female: 70%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in 2012-13 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 57%
Asian: 100%
Black or African American: 33%
Hispanic/Latino: 71%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 67%
Two or more races: 67%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in 2012-13 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in 2011-12 or 2012-13, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in 2011-12 or 2012-13, by Time to Completion
[Began in 2011-12]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 11%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 70%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 73%
[Began in 2012-13]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 5%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 67%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
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  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dental Assisting/Assistant90-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-24
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller85-
Medical Office Management/Administration-1d
Medical/Clinical Assistant199-
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant47-
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant4638
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant-10
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant63-
Category total53073d
Grand total53073
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 35
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 1
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $7,851
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Full-time students: 75%
Part-time students: 100%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
GRADUATION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time0%--
200 percent of normal time0%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time100%--
200 percent of normal time100%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
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  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools(!)7/1/1980 - 12/31/2007Expired
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools(!)1/1/2014 - 9/4/2014Resigned
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
Medical Assistant Education (MAAB) - Private schools and programs8/1/2013 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant4/28/2010 - 2/1/2011Accredited
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant(!)2/1/2011 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible00
Rape0
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate17.9%17.5%21.3%
Number in default448574854
Number in repayment2,4933,2743,996
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)