Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC)

5675 S Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO

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Pikes Peak Community College opened as El Paso Community College in 1968. Now in its forty-third year of operation, PPCC is a two-year college offering associate's degrees and various certifications in Career and Technical fields. With more than 150 programs of study, PPCC has a proud tradition of helping people get a fresh start - a start toward completion of a degree, a start towards a better job, a start towards a better and more enriching life. Statistics has proven that PPCC students who transfer to local four-year colleges do better than students who start at the four-year college. Small classes taught by professors offer an unparalleled experience for undergraduate students.

We know that there are many different reasons why students decide to come to PPCC. Perhaps you plan to begin an academic career that you intend to continue at a four-year institution. Perhaps you want to pursue occupational training for job and career advancement, or to cultivate a special interest in one of our hundreds of different course offerings. Our students come from all walks of life, all age groups, and all educational and occupational backgrounds. What they share in common is a desire to improve themselves through learning. Whatever your motivation and goals, PPCC is here to serve you.

PPCC has a nationally-accredited Child Development Center located at two campuses; Centennial Campus has a gym and fitness center, and a fitness center is being planned at Rampart Range Campus. A new campus was recently opened in Falcon to serve Eastern El Paso County and communities on the Eastern Plains. An exciting Natural Resouce Technology program is housed at the Falcon Campus.

Transfer Programs

Students can complete the first two years of a four-year bachelor’s degree at Pikes Peak Community College and then transfer to a four-year public institution as a junior by adhering to the Colorado Community College System’s 60+60 Bachelor’s Degree Transfer Program. Additionally, Pikes Peak Community College has transfer agreements with a variety of private four-year institutions. Students should consult with their faculty advisors during their first semester or as early as possible for detailed information about transfer.

For more information visit Pikes Peak Community College website at: http://www.ppcc.edu

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $3,000-$3,600
    • Out-of-State: $12,000-$14,760
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $130-$150 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $510-$610 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid66%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships55%$6,103
Receiving Student Loans30%$3,820

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Pikes Peak Community College may provide student services like:

  • Online classes
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for Pikes Peak Community College, versus those community colleges in Colorado, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 PPCCEl Paso CountyColorado
Graduation Rate14.4%-24.9%
Transfer-out Rate6.0%-13.6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1969)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2011)
    • Find all the other nursing programs in Colorado

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Pikes Peak Community College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades


Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Science Technology

    Security and Protective Services

    Visual and Performing Arts

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