Central Arizona College is a dynamic and multifaceted institution of higher education featuring nine campuses and centers strategically located throughout Pinal County for the purpose of educating the diverse population of the region. It may be the best-kept community college secret in Arizona, even the country, but one the institution fervently is willing to reveal. From students of Hispanic and Native American descent to participants in Central Arizona̠s Lifelong Learners program, the institution̠s diverse college community values the power of innovation, continuous quality improvement and the contribution of the individual. Central̠s mission is to provide a vibrant environment centered on learning and learner success for students ranging from teenagers to those 55 and better. The average age of Central̠s student population is in the mid-30̠s.