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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1964
    • Size:
    • Medium (5000~15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Vocational,pre-U,lifelong learning
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Arid
    • Location:
    • 901 North Colombo Avenue, Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States, 85635
    • Phone:
    • +15205150500
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Rural

The History of Cochise College

Cochise College is a public college in Arizona. Founded in 1964, the school has campuses in Douglas and Sierra Vista, and centers in Benson, Fort Huachuca, and Willcox. Cochise College offers associate degrees in Art, Applied Science, Business, Elementary Education, General Studies, and Science, and over 30 different certificate programs. The College also offers transfer programs for students to transfer to partner Universities.

Cochise College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The College holds memberships in the Arizona Community College Association, the Council of North Central Two-Year Colleges, the American Association of Community Colleges, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and the Association of Community College Trustees.

The College also holds Federal Aviation Administration certification for its professional pilot and aviation maintenance programs and Arizona Department of Health Services/Emergency Medical Services certification for its paramedicine and emergency medical technology programs. The nursing program is accredited by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

The Cochise College Library system consists of two branches, the Charles Di Peso Library on the Douglas campus and the Andrea Cracchiolo Library on the Sierra Vista campus.

The school is noted for having its own school-owned airport, built specifically for the college's aviation program.

Academic Highlights

Associate of Arts

  • Administration of Justice
  • Computer Science
  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Economics
  • Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education, Recreation and Wellness
  • Fine Arts
  • General Requirements
  • Liberal Studies
  • Music
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Theatre Arts

Life in Cochise College

Cochise College offers several intramural sports programs available to the student body. These include Men's and Women's Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, and Rodeo.

School Ranking


Turn in a concurrent enrollment form at your high school or at the Cochise College Admissions & Registration Office and take a placement test.

Notable Alumni

  • LaCosta Tucker
  • Carolyne Mass
  • Chad Curtis
  • David Lundquist
  • Charles DeBarber
  • Eric Gonzalez

Acceptance Rate

Cochise College acceptance rate 100%

Other Campuses
    • 1025 State Route 90, Benson, Arizona, United States
    • 2600 East Wilcox Drive, Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States
    • 4190 West Highway 80, Douglas, Arizona, United States



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