1111 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80204
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 8,232 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 8,232 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,394
  • Out-state tuition: $12,692
  • Student:teacher ratio: 20:1
  • Minority enrollment: 69%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Community College of Denver ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 407 teachers has grown by 68% over five years.
Community College of Denver
(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
407 staff
87 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Community College of Denver has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 52:1 over five years.
The Community College of Denver diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,232 students
1,461 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
15:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,453 students
556 students
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# Part-Time Students
5,779 students
905 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Community College of Denver.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
578 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
6%
3%
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% Hispanic
36%
25%
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% Black
11%
5%
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% White
31%
55%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
7%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score
0.75
0.63
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College Completion Rate
10%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,100
$33,300
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,394 is less than the state average of $3,768. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,692 is more than the state average of $10,421. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,394
$3,768
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$12,692
$10,421
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Community College of Denver and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of CO by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
82%
87%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Community College of Denver and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in CO by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$11,086
$11,634
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Community College of Denver and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in CO by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,221
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Community College of Denver and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in CO by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
88%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 8,232 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,394
  • Out-state tuition: $12,692
  • Student:teacher ratio: 20:1
  • Minority enrollment: 69%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

Denver County, CO community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Denver County, CO is Community College of Denver. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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