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School Highlights

Pikes Peak Community College serves 12,506 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 43%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 12,506 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,227
  • Out-state tuition: $12,525
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 38%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 760 teachers has grown by 117% over five years.
Pikes Peak Community College
(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control
Public
Private, for profit
Total Faculty
760 staff
87 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Pikes Peak Community College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 40:1 over five years.
The Pikes Peak Community College diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
12,506 students
723 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
4,394 students
528 students
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# Part-Time Students
8,112 students
952 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Pikes Peak Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
916 students
443 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
4,394 students
431 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
31 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
8,112 students
717 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
370 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
17%
22%
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% Black
6%
5%
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% White
62%
57%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% 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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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score
0.58
0.62
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
17%
40%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Pikes Peak Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of CO by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
8.04%
2.61%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,300
$33,300
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Pikes Peak Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of CO by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,227 is less than the state average of $3,735. The in-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,525 is more than the state average of $10,371. The out-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,227
$3,735
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$12,525
$10,371
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
68%
87%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Pikes Peak Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$9,059
$11,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Pikes Peak Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,455
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
62%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Pikes Peak Community College cost?

Pikes Peak Community College's tuition is approximately $3,227 for In-State students and $12,525 for Out-State students.

What is Pikes Peak Community College's ranking?

Pikes Peak Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Colorado for: Largest student body and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 12,506 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,227
  • Out-state tuition: $12,525
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 38%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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El Paso County, CO community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in El Paso County, CO is CollegeAmerica-Colorado Springs. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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