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 13,204 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 43%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 350 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pikes Peak Community College(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty350 staff54 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Pikes Peak Community College has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has decreased from 43:1 over five years.
The Pikes Peak Community College diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 19% over five years.
Total Enrollment13,204 students1,530 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio38:130:1
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# Full-Time Students4,916 students670 students
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# Part-Time Students8,288 students860 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
17%
21%
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% Black
7%
5%
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% White
57%
57%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
5%
3%
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% Unknown races
5%
6%
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Diversity Score0.630.62
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College Completion Rate
17%
40%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,300$33,100
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,227 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 $12,525 is more than the state average of $10,832. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,227$4,586
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,525$10,832
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid71%84%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,550$10,940
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,485$5,500
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Source: 2019 (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).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 330 students | 3.90 Mi1815 Jet Wing Drive
    Colorado Springs CO  80916
    (719) 638-6580
    3.90330
  • 598 students | 4.80 Mi2315 East Pikes Peak Avenue
    Colorado Springs CO  80909
    (719) 632-7626
    4.80598
  • CollegeAmerica-Colorado Springs
    Private not-for-profit
    143 students | 5.60 Mi3645 Citadel Drive South
    Colorado Springs CO  80909
    (719) 622-3600
    5.60143
  • 146 students | 6.80 Mi1079 Space Center Drive, Suite 140
    Colorado Springs CO  80915
    (719) 208-3800
    6.80146
  • 6,197 students | 35.40 Mi900 West Orman Avenue
    Pueblo CO  81004
    (719) 549-3200
    35.406,197
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