Red Rocks Community College

13300 W Sixth Ave, Lakewood, CO

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Red Rocks Community College is located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Lakewood, Colorado.  Every year, about 14,000 students enroll at one of RRCCs two campuses; the college also has a campus in Avanda, CO.

One special feature of this school, is a childcare center that doubles as a training center for Early Childhood Education Students. More information about this program can be found at http://www.rrcc.edu/childcare/general.html. This program is available to staff, students, and members of the community. Students also enjoy access to a fitness center when they enroll in one credit elective classes. The fitness center offers a training class to prepare students for the personal training certification test.

Although RRCCs credits are guaranteed to transfer any public Colorado university, this college has more to offer than just being ranked on the 2013 Most Affordable Large Community Colleges List. RRCC has majors in today's most popular and in-demand fields including nursing, speech therapy, computer technology, fire science, and law enforcement. However, if you do choose to continue on, RRCC has transfer agreements in place with many four-year schools in order to help make the transfer process go smoothly. 

In 2012, 100% of applications to attend were granted. Apply at http://www.rrcc.edu/admissions/.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,200. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $13 application fee for those applying to a program. 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: $3,100-$3,800
    • Out-of-State: $13,000-$15,420
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $130-$160 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $540-$640 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid58%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships53%$5,368
Receiving Student Loans25%$3,738
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Red Rocks Community College may offer services to students including:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in Colorado, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 Red Rocks Community CollegeJefferson CountyColorado
Graduation Rate21.1%-24.9%
Transfer-out Rate27.8%-13.6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1996)
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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 Red Rocks 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

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

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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      FINANCIAL AID RATE
      58%

      STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
      20:1

      FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
      $4,827