Cochise College was established in 1962 and opened its doors in 1964 as one of the first community colleges in Arizona. Its mission is to provide accessible educational opportunities that are responsive to a diverse population and lead to constructive citizenship, meaningful careers, and lifelong learning.
The college is located in an area rich in history and cultural diversity. The original 540-acre Douglas Campus is unique in its architecture and provides panoramic views of the Mule and Chiricahua mountains, as well as neighboring Sonora, Mexico.
The Douglas Campus is home to the college’s competitive sports teams: baseball, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s rodeo. Athletic facilities are available for a variety of sports; there is a rodeo arena and a physical education facility, including an Olympic-sized swimming pool, gymnasium, wellness center and weight room.
The 17-building Douglas Campus serves approximately 1,000 students each semester with a diverse curriculum of general education, liberal arts, and direct employment programs. The campus includes a student union, residence halls for men and women, and apartments for married students. The college offers modern computer labs in the residence halls and at locations around campus. All residence hall rooms have Internet access, which allows students to conduct library research in their rooms. An on-campus learning center provides free tutoring. In addition, there is an on-campus airport, a multi-media support lab to complement the five instructional computer labs, a theater, classrooms and laboratories.