Red Rocks Community College

  • 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 two-year degrees or professional certificates.
School Highlights
  • Red Rocks Community College serves 8,112 students (33% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 36%.
  • Red Rocks Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Jefferson County, CO.
  • The nearest community college to Red Rocks Community College is Colorado School of Trades (3.0 miles away).

Top Placements

Red Rocks Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Colorado for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 216 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Red Rocks Community College(CO) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty216 staff40 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Red Rocks Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Red Rocks Community College diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment8,112 students1,643 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio38:136:1
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# Full-Time Students2,665 students742 students
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# Part-Time Students5,447 students901 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
10%
17%
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% Black
1%
5%
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% White
76%
64%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
6%
6%
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Diversity Score0.410.55
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College Completion Rate
26%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,300$33,100
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,394 is less than the state average of $3,657. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,693 is more than the state average of $10,359. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,394$3,657
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,693$10,359
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid62%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$11,730
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,250$5,139
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Colorado School of Trades
    Private, for profit
    150 students | 3.00 Mi1575 Hoyt St
    Denver CO  80215
    (303)233-4697
    3.00150
  • 176 students | 4.00 Mi7655 W Mississippi Ste 100
    Denver CO  80226
    (303)986-2320
    4.00176
  • 236 students | 7.20 Mi3150 S Sheridan Blvd
    Denver CO  80227
    (303)934-1122
    7.20236
  • Colorado Heights University
    Private, non-profit
    154 students | 7.80 Mi3001 S Federal Blvd
    Denver CO  80236
    (303)937-4200
    7.80154
  • 10,296 students | 8.10 Mi1111 W. Colfax Ave.
    Denver CO  80204
    (303)556-2600
    8.1010,296
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