Community College of Denver

  • 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 7,887 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 40:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 43%.

Top Rankings

Community College of Denver ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Colorado for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 198 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Community College of Denver(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty198 staff54 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Community College of Denver has declined by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has decreased from 53:1 over five years.
The Community College of Denver diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment7,887 students1,530 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio40:130:1
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# Full-Time Students2,342 students670 students
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# Part-Time Students5,545 students860 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
5%
3%
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% Hispanic
33%
21%
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% Black
11%
5%
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% White
34%
57%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
8%
6%
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Diversity Score0.750.62
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College Completion Rate
10%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,100$33,100
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,394 is less than the state average of $4,586. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,692 is more than the state average of $10,832. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,394$4,586
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,692$10,832
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid77%84%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,213$10,940
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 2017-18 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$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 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Community College of Denver is CollegeAmerica-Denver (4.9 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • CollegeAmerica-Denver
    Private not-for-profit
    123 students | 4.90 Mi1385 S Colorado Blvd., 5th Floor
    Denver, CO 80222
    (303) 300-8740
    4.90123
  • 98 students | 5.30 Mi7655 W Mississippi Ste 100
    Lakewood, CO 80226
    (303) 986-2320
    5.3098
  • Colorado School of Trades
    Private for-profit
    135 students | 5.40 Mi1575 Hoyt St
    Lakewood, CO 80215
    (303) 233-4697
    5.40135
  • Colorado Heights University
    Private, non-profit
    154 students | 5.90 Mi3001 S Federal Blvd
    Denver, CO 80236
    (303) 937-4200
    5.90154
  • 631 students | 6.00 Mi7475 Dakin St Suite 100
    Denver, CO 80221
    (303) 426-1800
    6.00631
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Did You Know?
For Denver private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,512 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Denver community colleges have a diversity score of 0.61, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Denver is CollegeAmerica-Denver. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.