Pueblo Community College, located in Pueblo, Colorado, traces its founding to 1933 through the establishment of Southern Colorado Junior College. By 1937 the school joined the Pueblo County Junior College District and changed its name to Pueblo Junior College. The school became a four year institution in 1961 known as Southern Colorado State College. By the 1970's the school had established a two year branch campus that was made into a separate entity in 1978. By 1982 it became known as Pueblo Community College. The school maintains high academic standards and is constantly reviewing facilities, services and programs to ensure that the standards for current and future students are met. PCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.
Pueblo Community College offers a variety of programs and services aimed at meeting the needs of residents of its service area. Academic transfer programs allow students to take on a curriculum that matches the first two years of a four year program, followed by the application to bachelor degree granting institutions in order to continue one's education. Transfer to public Colorado institutions is facilitated by agreements in place that ease requirements, though those individuals interested in transfer to private or out of state schools should meet with a counselor to discuss transfer and curriculum options.
Career training programs provide students with an education in a given field or industry with the intention of assisting them in entering the workforce as a qualified professional. Students will participate in a traditional and practical courses as needed by the program, with practical courses providing training and development in a controlled environment under the supervision of professionals. These programs take between one and two years to complete, and give the student an associate degree or certificate which demonstrates competency.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Any individual interested in attending Pueblo Community COllege may do so if they are a high school graduate, or 18 years of age or older. Interested students must complete the application for admissions, pay all fees, supply transcripts and test scores if available, and may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. Students are also encouraged to participate in new student orientation and to meet with a counselor to discuss program enrollment and curriculum prior to the selection of courses.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information provided by which will be used by the school's financial aid department to determine the extent of a given student's need and their aid program eligibility when constructing his or her financial aid packet. Aid must be applied for prior to each academic year and it is recommended that the application be completed in a timely fashion.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,700. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. 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 estimates are:
- State Residents: $5,900-$7,000
- Out-of-State: $14,000-$16,390
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $240-$290 per unit
- Out-of-State: $570-$680 per 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||84%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||84%||$5,295|
|Receiving Student Loans||41%||$3,937|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Pueblo Community College may offer services to students like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style 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 Pueblo Community College against community colleges in Colorado.
|Pueblo Community College||Pueblo County||Colorado|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1994)
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1976)
- 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 1992)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Colorado
- Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1997)
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1985)
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 Pueblo 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
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Pueblo Community College.
- Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, CO (36 miles away)
- Otero Junior College in La Junta, CO (63 miles away)
- Trinidad State Junior College in Trinidad, CO (76 miles away)
- Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, CO (95 miles away)
- Community College of Aurora in Aurora, CO (101 miles away)