Community College of Denver

1111 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80204-2026
Tel: (303)556-2600
  • Community College of Denver is a comprehensive, student-oriented urban college, providing open access to a diverse population. CCD pledges open admissions and appropriate support to every individual who seeks the opportunities available at the college for lifelong education and personal development.
School Highlights
  • Community College of Denver serves 10,296 students (24% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 36%.
  • Community College of Denver is one of 5 community colleges within Denver County, CO.
  • The nearest community college is Lincoln College of Technology-Denver (2.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 198 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Community College of Denver (CO) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 198 staff 48 staff
Community College of Denver Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 10,296 has declined by 20% over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 10,296 students 1,571 students
Community College of Denver Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 52:1 36:1
Community College of Denver Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 2,514 students 670 students
Community College of Denver Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 7,782 students 901 students
Community College of Denver Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Community College of Denver Enrollment Breakdown CO All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Community College of Denver American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
5%
2%
Community College of Denver Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
22%
16%
Community College of Denver Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
11%
5%
Community College of Denver Black (2007-2016)
% White
45%
64%
Community College of Denver White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
4%
3%
Community College of Denver More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
6%
1%
Community College of Denver Non Resident (2008-2016)
% Unknown races
5%
8%
Community College of Denver Ethnicity Breakdown CO All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.73 0.55
Community College of Denver Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
10%
-
Community College of Denver Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $33,100 -
Community College of Denver Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,394 is less than the state average of $4,064. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,692 is more than the state average of $10,223. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,394 $4,064
Community College of Denver In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,692 $10,223
Community College of Denver Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 73% 89%
Community College of Denver % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $14,084 -
Community College of Denver Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,961 -
Community College of Denver Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Community College of Denver is a public, comprehensive, learning-centered, urban college that provides open access to a diverse population. CCD, with its main campus in downtown Denver and five branch campuses located throughout the city, has an unduplicated student headcount of 10,793 and a full-time equivalent enrollment of 4,027, annualized (2000-2001). The college reflects the center-city: two-thirds of its student body is low income; approximately 65 percent is first generation; nearly 10 percent has a disability; for more than 8 percent, English is the second language; students of color make up more than 58 percent of CCD's population; and the full- and part-time staffs reflect the faces of CCD students. Our award-winning faculty, small classes and extensive support services combine to provide you a valuable and successful educational experience. Choose from more than 125 programs that prepare you for a new career, job advancement or for transfer to a four-year school. Learn in a traditional classroom setting at a variety of sites or take classes online. Community College of Denver's educational programs are designed to enrich the social, civic and economic fabric of our community, nation and the world. Ideas, innovation and the preparation of a well-trained workforce are essential to a vibrant economy. CCD provides access and opportunity for nontraditional students, workforce development and training resources for local organizations, and community partnerships that are improving high school graduation, college enrollment and career success.

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