Red Rocks Community College

Tel: (303)914-6600
8,666 students
Public institution
Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Lakewood Colo., Red Rocks Community College offers more than 150 programs and 650 courses leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates.
School Highlights:
Red Rocks Community College serves 8,666 students (32.97% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 41%.
Red Rocks Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Jefferson County, CO.
The nearest community college is Colorado School of Trades (3.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 234 teachers has grown by 91% over five years.
College Red Rocks Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 234 staff
61 staff
Red Rocks Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 8,666 teachers has grown by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has decreased from 54:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 8,666 students 1,296 students
Red Rocks Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 37:1
Red Rocks Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,857 students
810 students
Red Rocks Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 5,809 students
1,036 students
Red Rocks Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Red Rocks Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Red Rocks Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Red Rocks Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Red Rocks Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Red Rocks Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Red Rocks Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Red Rocks Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Red Rocks Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Red Rocks Community College Non Resident (2007-2013)
Red Rocks Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.33 0.53
Red Rocks Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,224 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,123 is more than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,224 $5,694
Red Rocks Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,123 $10,252
Red Rocks Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 63%
Red Rocks Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • The Lakewood campus is the largest community college campus in Colorado. Red Rocks also has a campus in Arvada. Courses are delivered in formats from traditional classroom to online to self-paced and weekend classes. Since 1969, Red Rocks Community College has delivered a quality education to an eclectic mix of students of all ages, incomes and backgrounds. For many of our 14,000 annual students, Red Rocks is the convenient community college just down the street. For others, a Red Rocks program or course is worth traveling halfway around the world. Red Rocks serves more than 14,000 students annually, meeting the diverse educational needs of the residents of Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson and Park counties and other areas by providing access to excellent higher education. Incorporating both the stability of American academic tradition and the flexibility to be responsive to community needs, the college emphasizes innovation, leadership, quality and service. As the continuing education department of Red Rocks Community College our mission is not just OSHA training. RMEC offers training in OSHA Training, Online OSHA Training, Asbestos Training, Computer Training, Online Computer Training, Environmental and Cross-Connection Training, Casino Gaming Certifications, Training Certificate Programs, Motorcycle Safety Training and On-site/Customized Training.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Colorado School of Trades
    Private for-profit
    181 students | 3.00 Mi1575 Hoyt St
    Lakewood, CO 80215
  • 201 students | 4.00 Mi7655 W Mississippi Ste 100
    Lakewood, CO 80226
  • Heritage College-Denver
    Private for-profit
    478 students | 6.60 Mi12 Lakeside Lane
    Denver, CO 80212
  • Colorado Heights University
    Private not-for-profit
    137 students | 7.80 Mi3001 S Federal Blvd
    Denver, CO 80236
  • 10,103 students | 8.10 Mi1111 W. Colfax Ave.
    Denver, CO 80204
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Did You Know?
Jefferson County, CO community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.34, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Jefferson County, CO is Heritage College-Denver. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.