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Trinidad State Junior College is a quaint two year institution that is nestled in the hills of Trinidad, Colorado. The open admission of the school enables any student who has completed their HSD or GED and has attained the age of 16 is able to enroll in one of their 49 robust degree programs.
TSJC is one of the oldest schools in the state and since its inception in 1925, the main goal and mission of the staff has been to increase the roots of knowledge for the students who enroll. The average yearly enrollment stands around 2,000 students spread across two lush campuses. TSJC is also renowned for their gunsmithing course, placing the institution in the top three across the whole nation.
Students are able to take a range of courses from two divisions- Career & Technical or Arts & Sciences and Sciences. For students on the career track, there are 35 associated degree programs and 20 associates programs for students who prefer to seek transfers to a four year college. The school also offers special programs for international students, and students who want to participate in the guaranteed transfer program.
Annual tuition rates are affordable with in state tuition at only $3,500 per year and out of state tuition only $4,500 per year. For students who need additional assistance financing their studies, there are several aid programs offered. TSJC also offer a wide assortment of student services and activities which include golf, baseball, soccer and volleyball. There is on campus housing, dining and medical services as well.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,800. 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: $5,400-$6,436
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $130-$150 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $220-$270 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||92%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||87%||$5,834|
|Receiving Student Loans||40%||$4,765|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 21%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Trinidad State Junior College may provide services including:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares TSJC against community colleges in Colorado.
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.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Trinidad State Junior College.
- Pueblo Community College in Pueblo, CO (76 miles away)
- Otero Junior College in La Junta, CO (77 miles away)
- University of New Mexico - Taos Campus in Ranchos de Taos, NM (79 miles away)
- Lamar Community College in Lamar, CO (121 miles away)
- University of New Mexico - Los Alamos Campus in Los Alamos, NM (134 miles away)