Pikes Peak Community College

Tel: (719)502-2000
  • 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 13,947 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 40:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 36%.
  • Pikes Peak Community College is one of 5 community colleges within El Paso County, CO.
  • The nearest community college to Pikes Peak Community College is Everest College-Colorado Springs (3.9 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 350 teachers has grown by 19% over five years.
Pikes Peak Community College(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty350 staff40 staff
Pikes Peak Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Pikes Peak Community College has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Pikes Peak Community College diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment13,947 students1,643 students
Pikes Peak Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio40:136:1
Pikes Peak Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students5,291 students742 students
Pikes Peak Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students8,656 students901 students
Pikes Peak Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Pikes Peak Community College Enrollment Breakdown CO All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Pikes Peak Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Pikes Peak Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Pikes Peak Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Pikes Peak Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Pikes Peak Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
Pikes Peak Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Pikes Peak Community College Non Resident (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Pikes Peak Community College Ethnicity Breakdown CO All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.530.55
Pikes Peak Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Pikes Peak Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,300$33,100
Pikes Peak Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,227 is less than the state average of $3,657. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,525 is more than the state average of $10,359. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,227$3,657
Pikes Peak Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$12,525$10,359
Pikes Peak Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid69%89%
Pikes Peak Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,000$13,000
Pikes Peak Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,650$5,139
Pikes Peak Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
Colorado Springs community colleges have a diversity score of 0.61, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Colorado Springs is Everest College-Colorado Springs. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.