Pikes Peak Community College

  • 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 13,655 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 45%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 760 teachers has grown by 122% over five years.
Pikes Peak Community College(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty760 staff87 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Pikes Peak Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 40:1 over five years.
The Pikes Peak Community College diversity score of 0.63 is equal to the state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment13,655 students1,461 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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# Full-Time Students5,069 students556 students
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# Part-Time Students8,586 students905 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
20%
25%
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% Black
8%
5%
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% White
56%
55%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
6%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.630.63
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College Completion Rate
17%
40%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,300$33,300
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,227 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 $12,525 is more than the state average of $10,421. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,227$3,768
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,525$10,421
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid67%87%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,250$11,634
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,380$5,500
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Source: 2020 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Pikes Peak Community College is Everest College-Colorado Springs (3.9 miles away).
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