Red Rocks Community College

13300 W Sixth Ave
Lakewood, CO 80228-1255
Tel: (303)914-6600
  • 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 4 community colleges within Jefferson County, CO.
  • The nearest community college is Colorado School of Trades (3.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 216 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
Red Rocks Community College (CO) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 216 staff 48 staff
Red Rocks Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 8,112 has declined by 13% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has decreased from 59:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment 8,112 students 1,571 students
Red Rocks Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 38:1 36:1
Red Rocks Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 2,665 students 670 students
Red Rocks Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 5,447 students 901 students
Red Rocks Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Red Rocks Community College Enrollment Breakdown CO All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Red Rocks Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
2%
2%
Red Rocks Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
10%
16%
Red Rocks Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
1%
5%
Red Rocks Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
76%
64%
Red Rocks Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
Red Rocks Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Red Rocks Community College Non Resident (2008-2016)
% Unknown races
6%
8%
Red Rocks Community College Ethnicity Breakdown CO All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.41 0.55
Red Rocks Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
26%
40%
Red Rocks Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $38,300 $33,100
Red Rocks Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,394 is less than the state average of $4,064. 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 $10,223. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,394 $4,064
Red Rocks Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,693 $10,223
Red Rocks Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 62% 89%
Red Rocks Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $9,500 $13,000
Red Rocks Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,250 $5,139
Red Rocks Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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
    Pivate, for profit
    196 students | 3.00 Mi1575 Hoyt St
    Lakewood CO  80215
    (303)233-4697
    3.00196
  • 176 students | 4.00 Mi7655 W Mississippi Ste 100
    Lakewood 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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Did You Know?
For Colorado public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,064 per year for in-state students and $10,223 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,389 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Colorado community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Colorado is Everest College-Aurora. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.