Community Colleges in Colorado
Top Rated Colorado Community College Degrees and CertificatesSelecting an area of emphasis or college major is not an easy task for most students. Fortunately, you have the ability to study at a number of Colorado community colleges to learn what makes the most sense for you and your career. It is important to note that community colleges have a guaranteed admission aspect that other universities and colleges do not offer. Guaranteed admissions mean that any qualifying student can study at a community college and upskill or learn a new trade on a path towards degree completion or certificate completion. For students working towards a degree, the degree you will earn is dependent upon your area of emphasis and the school’s curricular design for that program. The most common degrees conferred by a community college include an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Associate of Arts (AA), or Associate of Science (AS) degree. Certificate programs, on the other hand, are shorter in nature than degree tracks with a goal of providing the essentials of an area of study or trade. Undergraduate certificate programs will often be termed as direct-entry programs as they are intended to help students launch a career in that particular field. A certificate at the graduate level is often an add-on or specialization intended to extend learning in a defined area of expertise.
The following link may provide helpful information about community colleges in Colorado:
- Colorado Community College System (Official Website)
Community Colleges in Denver, Aurora
We have ranked the community colleges in the Denver and Aurora area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, CO ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.rrcc.edu
Red Rocks Community College Highlights
- Serving students from Lakewood and surrounding areas
- 49% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
- Tuition & fees are about $3,600 per year for state residents ($13,800 for out of state)
Other Community Colleges in Colorado
The table below lists all the other community colleges in Colorado that do not belong to any large metropolitan or urban concentrated area. The table also displays the "Rate" column, which is the percent of students completing course work.
|48%||Aims Community College||Greeley, CO|
|48%||Trinidad State Junior College||Trinidad, CO|
|47%||Northeastern Junior College||Sterling, CO|
|41%||Morgan Community College||Fort Morgan, CO|
|41%||Otero Junior College||La Junta, CO|
|40%||Colorado Northwestern Community College||Rangely, CO|
|34%||Lamar Community College||Lamar, CO|
|27%||Pueblo Community College||Pueblo, CO|
|20%||Pikes Peak Community College||Colorado Springs, CO|
Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Colorado in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.
Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.