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School Highlights

Lincoln College of Technology-Denver serves 1,343 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is same as the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 46%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,343 students
  • Acceptance Rate: 37%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 50%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Lincoln College of Technology-Denver ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 92 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
Lincoln College of Technology-Denver
(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
92 staff
87 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
10
18

Student Body

The student population of Lincoln College of Technology-Denver has grown by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The Lincoln College of Technology-Denver diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,343 students
1,668 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,343 students
716 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
952 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
114 students
344 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,343 students
556 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
952 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
4 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
578 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
1%
4%
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% Hispanic
33%
24%
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% Black
6%
6%
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% White
50%
54%
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% Two or more races
6%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.63
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
4.53%
1.52%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.61%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$39,200
$33,300
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
83%
87%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,730
$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,750
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Lincoln College of Technology-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
37%
93%
This chart display the percent admitted of Lincoln College of Technology-Denver and the community college average percent admitted of CO by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Denver Automotive Institute, as we were known then, held its first class of 27 students in downtown Denver, Colorado in May of 1963. As student population and demand grew, a Diesel Mechanics curriculum was added in 1966. Within three years a newly-renovated 71,000 sq. ft. facility opened, fully realizing our new name: Denver Automotive and Diesel College - DADC. Enhancing program offerings and estabilishing credibility as one of the top national educators became a priority. The consistent and regular refinements we made met various NATEF requirements and we became a "Master Certified Automotive School". Soon afterwards, we further enhanced our programs by adding Associate of Applied Science Degree Programs in Automotive, Diesel and Master Technology. DADC's Automotive and Diesel programs can help you learn the diagnostic procedures necessary to determine complex problems, fix them and provide ongoing maintenance. In addition, you'll have an in-depth understanding of why automotive and diesel engines work the way they do, allowing you to better fix and maintain vehicles, and provide a higher level of service. Using hands-on training, a solid system of knowledge and our long-standing reputation with major manufacturers and shops, we can help you jump-start your career in the Automotive and Diesel Industries. Denver Automotive and Diesel College (DADC) can offer you endless possibilities and opportunities to pursue skiing, snowboarding, snowdecks, snowskates, and other winter activities. DADC utilizes several fund sources to assist students in paying for their education. Funding is provided by Federal grants, various scholarships, Veterans benefits, low interest Perkins (Campus Based) loans, low interest Stafford loans, and by other fund sources specifically designed to fund education to qualified applicants at DADC.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Lincoln College of Technology-Denver?

The acceptance rate of Lincoln College of Technology-Denver is 37%, which is lower than the state average of 93%.

What is Lincoln College of Technology-Denver's ranking?

Lincoln College of Technology-Denver ranks among the top 20% of community college in Colorado for: Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,343 students
  • Acceptance Rate: 37%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 50%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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