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Red Rocks Community College Photo #1 - RRCC graduates boast the 3rd highest median salaries in Colorado in their first year out of college-and 1st highest among all community colleges. Ask us why.
  • Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Lakewood Colo., Red Rocks Community College offers more than 150 programs and 650 courses leading to 2-year degrees, 4-year degrees, a Master's program, and many professional certificates.
  • Please reach out to student.outreach@rrcc.edu to speak with a recruiter today!

School Highlights

Red Rocks Community College serves 8,112 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 8,112 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,840
  • Out-state tuition: $7,551
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 24:1
  • Minority enrollment: 28%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Red Rocks Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 335 teachers has grown by 90% over five years.
Red Rocks Community College
(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
335 staff
87 staff
This chart display total faculty of Red Rocks Community College and community college average number of faculty in CO by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Red Rocks Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
The Red Rocks Community College diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,112 students
1,461 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Red Rocks Community College and community college average number of enrollment of CO by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
15:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Red Rocks Community College and community college average student staff ratio of CO by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
2,665 students
556 students
This chart display the total number of Full-Time students enrollment of Red Rocks Community College and average number of community college Full-Time students enrollment of CO by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Part-Time Students
5,447 students
905 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of Red Rocks Community College and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of CO by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Red Rocks Community College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of CO.
# Undergraduate Students
2,665 students
518 students
# Graduate Students
20 students
22 students
This chart display graduation rate breakdown of Red Rocks Community College
CO All Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
578 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Red Rocks Community College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in CO by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Asian
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Red Rocks Community College and the percentage of Asian community college students in CO by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Hispanic
14%
25%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Red Rocks Community College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in CO by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Black
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Red Rocks Community College and the percentage of Black community college students in CO by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
72%
55%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Red Rocks Community College and the percentage of White community college students in CO by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Two or more races
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Red Rocks Community College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in CO by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Red Rocks Community College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in CO by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Unknown races
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Red Rocks Community College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score
0.46
0.63
This chart display the diversity score of Red Rocks Community College and the community college average diversity score of CO by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
College Completion Rate
26%
32%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Red Rocks Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of CO by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$38,300
$33,300
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Red Rocks 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 $1,840 is less than the state average of $3,768. The in-state tuition has declined by 33% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,551 is less than the state average of $10,421. The out-state tuition has declined by 29% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,840
$3,768
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Red Rocks Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of CO by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,551
$10,421
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Red Rocks Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of CO by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Tuition Notes
Tuition costs listed do not take into account RRCC Foundation Scholarships (90% of RRCC applicants receive aid after applying), nor does it include COF tuition discounts from the state of Colorado.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
90%
87%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Red Rocks Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in CO by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$9,500
$11,634
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Red Rocks Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in CO by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,377
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Red Rocks Community College 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
100%
88%
This chart display the percent admitted of Red Rocks Community College and the community college average percent admitted of CO by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports
Sports
Basketball, Intramural Sports Only, Rock Climbing, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Travel Abroad

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball, Camping, Pilates, Rock Climbing, Table Tennis, Yoga
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • The Lakewood campus is the largest community college campus in Colorado. Red Rocks also has a campus in Arvada. Courses are delivered in formats from traditional classroom to online to self-paced and weekend classes. Since 1969, Red Rocks Community College has delivered a quality education to an eclectic mix of students of all ages, incomes and backgrounds. For many of our 14,000 annual students, Red Rocks is the convenient community college just down the street. For others, a Red Rocks program or course is worth traveling halfway around the world. Red Rocks serves more than 14,000 students annually, meeting the diverse educational needs of the residents of Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson and Park counties and other areas by providing access to excellent higher education. Incorporating both the stability of American academic tradition and the flexibility to be responsive to community needs, the college emphasizes innovation, leadership, quality and service. As the continuing education department of Red Rocks Community College our mission is not just OSHA training. RMEC offers training in OSHA Training, Online OSHA Training, Asbestos Training, Computer Training, Online Computer Training, Environmental and Cross-Connection Training, Casino Gaming Certifications, Training Certificate Programs, Motorcycle Safety Training and On-site/Customized Training.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 8,112 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,840
  • Out-state tuition: $7,551
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 24:1
  • Minority enrollment: 28%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Broomfield County, CO community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Broomfield County, CO is Westwood College-Denver South. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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