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IPEDS ID: 103927
OPE ID: 02100607
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Carrington College-Tucson
3550 N Oracle Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85705-5885
General information:  (520) 888-5885
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:  399 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  35 to 1
Net Price Calculatorcarrington.edu/financial-aid/net-price-calculator/carrington-college/
Mission Statement
  The mission of the College is to prepare graduates to become health care professionals with the knowledge and skill necessary to assume entry-level positions in the health care industry.
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
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty97
Instructional97
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 Assistant32 credit hours11 months
Detailed Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$13,295$14,200$14,212$14,2870.5%
Books and supplies$408$492$859$8590.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$12,810$12,674$12,401$12,149-2.0%
Other$4,547$4,736$4,704$4,494-4.5%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,715$4,883$4,841$4,610-4.8%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Off Campus$31,060$32,102$32,176$31,789-1.2%
Off Campus with Family$18,418$19,575$19,912$19,756-0.8%
Next largest programs 2013-2014
ProgramProgram LengthAverage CompletionTuition and feesBooks and supplies
Dental Assisting/Assistant32 credit hours10 months$14,287$794
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant32 credit hours10 months$14,127$882
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant32 credit hours10 months$14,287$760
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant32 credit hours10 months$14,127$854
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller32 credit hours10 months$13,839$1,310
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
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 aid127687%————
Grant or scholarship aid25981%$942,454$3,639
Federal grants25781%$897,599$3,493
Pell grants25680%$862,686$3,370
Other federal grants8226%$34,913$426
State/local government grant or scholarships(*)1%(*)(*)
Institutional grants or scholarships5818%$29,000$500
Student loan aid26382%$2,085,555$7,930
Federal student loans26382%$2,047,115$7,784
Other student loans134%$38,440$2,957
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number receiving aid and total and average amounts of aid received are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid148466%$1,721,146$3,556
Pell grants47565%$1,584,869$3,337
Federal student loans39154%$2,929,616$7,493
  • 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 Assistant32 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.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$18,559$20,434$20,922
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$17,969$20,385$20,944
$30,001 – $48,000$19,173$19,838$21,767
$48,001 – $75,000$22,307$21,912$22,586
$75,001 – $110,000$16,445$24,534$24,072
$110,001 and more$22,988$24,529
  • 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 2012
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)399
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment43
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 21%
Female: 79%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 5%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 57%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 30%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 59%
25 and over: 41%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 100%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 92%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1223389
Percent admitted100%100%100%
Percent admitted who enrolled63%64%63%
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: 68%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
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 2010-11
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 63%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 54%
Female: 66%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in 2010-11 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: 65%
Asian: 100%
Black or African American: 25%
Hispanic/Latino: 67%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 67%
White: 58%
Two or more races: 50%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in 2010-11 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 2009-10 or 2010-11, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in 2009-10 or 2010-11, by Time to Completion
Within "Normal time" for the program: 4%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 61%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 66%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
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
Athletic Training/Trainer9-
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician-10
Dental Assisting/Assistant43-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management6-
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage9-
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller30-
Medical Office Management/Administration-7d
Medical/Clinical Assistant105-
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant34-
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant27-
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant32-
Category total29517d
Grand total29517
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (!)7/1/1987 - 12/31/2007Expired
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (!)1/1/2007 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
Medical Assistant Education (MAAB) - Private schools and programs(!)7/1/2013 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary100
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.
  • 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 Year20102009
Default rate25.4%23.5%
Number in default969718
Number in repayment3,8053,054
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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National Center for Education Statistics - http://nces.ed.gov
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