Pikes Peak Community College

Tel: (719)502-2000
14,792 students
Public institution

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Our mission is to provide high quality, educational opportunities accessible to all, with a focus on student success and community needs.
School Highlights:
Pikes Peak Community College serves 14,792 students (39% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 42:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Pikes Peak Community College is one of 7 community colleges within El Paso County, CO.
The nearest community college is Everest College-Colorado Springs (3.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 353 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Pikes Peak 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 353 staff
59 staff
Pikes Peak Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 14,792 teachers has grown by 32% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 42:1 has increased from 37:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
14,792 students
1,282 students
Pikes Peak Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 42:1
22:1
Pikes Peak Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
5,761 students
810 students
Pikes Peak Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 9,031 students
1,017 students
Pikes Peak Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Pikes Peak Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
Pikes Peak Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
13%
7%
Pikes Peak Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
8%
12%
Pikes Peak Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
63%
57%
Pikes Peak Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
6%
2%
Pikes Peak Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
6%
3%
Pikes Peak Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Pikes Peak 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. 0.43 0.53
Pikes Peak Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,156 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,055 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,156 $5,742
Pikes Peak Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,055 $10,294
Pikes Peak Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 72%
89%
Pikes Peak Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Whether your educational goal is to complete a two-year degree for transfer to a four-year college or university, or a two-year vocational degree or certificate emphasizing specific occupational or vocational skill, Pikes Peak Community College can help you. Information Technology Support Services (ITSS) provides networked computing services to students, faculty and staff. Services provided by the department include Internet access, online course support using Blackboard, computer classroom, lab and office hardware and software support to include LCD and overhead projectors, telecommunications, video conferencing, training for faculty and staff, application development for the college as well as for the Community Colleges of Colorado (CCofC), and the evaluation and implementation of new technologies consistent with the mission of the college. Today, PPCC has grown and expanded to become the largest postsecondary educational institution in Colorado Springs and offers the most widely accessible and affordable education in the region. Serving the residents of El Paso, Teller, and Elbert Counties, PPCC offers more than 125 programs of study in transfer liberal arts and sciences areas and career and technical training. Currently, Pikes Peak Community College helps over 16,000 people each year begin their education, advance their careers, and enrich their lives. Our average graduating student has student loans of approx $6,000. The College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

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Colorado Springs 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 0.62, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Colorado Springs is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.