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5675 S Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5498
p. 719-502-2000
w. www.ppcc.edu

Pikes Peak Community College

Pikes Peak Community College Rating: 4.0/5 (11 votes)

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Academics

Pikes Peak Community College, also known as PPCC, was established in 1968 as the El Paso Community College. It is a two-year college that awards associate’s degrees and a diverse range of certificate courses in vocational and technical subjects. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

PPCC offers more than 200 programs of study. Associate’s degrees in arts, science, applied science, and general studies, along with Certificates of Completion, are awarded to students. Some of the courses of study are in computer aided drafting, criminal justice, dental assisting, American culture studies, automotive collision technology, real estate, theater, and zoo keeping technology. Students can also enroll in distance education courses, which include video-conference courses, internet courses, interactive television classes, and hybrid courses.

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Admissions

PPCC has an open-admission policy and all students above the age of 17 can apply for admission to the college. During the admission procedure, no application fee is charged. Students can seek admission in any of the four campuses of the college namely, the Centennial Campus, the Rampart Range Campus, the Downtown Studio Campus, and the Falcon Campus. Applicants need to have a GED or a college degree to be eligible for admission. The admission process is very simple and hassle free.

New students seeking a degree or certificate need to take a placement test as part of the application process.

Applicants are encouraged to schedule a campus tour at any of the college’s four campuses as part of their application process.

Financial Aid

Although an education at Pikes Peak is affordable, financial assistance is available for eligible students. Students can apply online for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The college offers different types of grants, scholarships, student loans, and student employment opportunities. The Federal Pell Grant, Colorado Student Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunities Grant, and Colorado Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership are among the grants available.

The college also awards the Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants Scholarship, AES Engineers Scholarship, and Benjamin Grace Memorial Scholarship to deserving candidates. In addition, direct loan options as well as alternative loans, both subsidized and unsubsidized, are available.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4828th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

At PPCC, students are prepared for transfer to a university or any other four-year college. Class schedules are flexible, giving students the chance to opt for day, evening or weekend classes, as well as online classes.

The official online newsletter of PPCC is called E-News. KEPC 89.7 FM is the radio station of PPCC. It is run by students and managed by the college faculty. A variety of resources as well as study services are provided to students. Coaching and mentoring, tutoring, child care facility, and services for disabled students are available on campus. The college also organizes special activity programs that are open to the students as well as the public.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

Students of PPCC participate in a number of club sports like basketball, volleyball, soccer, karate, skiing, and cycling. The Recreation program of the college allows students to get involved in recreational and intramural tournaments, as well as various wellness events.

Information Summary

Ranks 55th in Colorado and 3504th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Colorado and 50th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 2 0.01
Robbery 1 0.01
Arson 1 0.01
Burglary 3 0.02
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 2 0.01

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,071 0.25
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 26 0.01
Forcible Rape 319 0.08
Robbery 449 0.11
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 3,323 0.78
Larceny 11,375 2.68
Vehicle theft 1,168 0.28

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5498
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population49,059 (48,097 urban / 962 rural)
Households19,701 (2.41 people per house)
Median Household Income$44,671
Families12,613 (2.97 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District805

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 3086th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,868 $2,868 $11,767
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $288 $288 $288
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $120 $120 $490
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,956 $4,956 $13,855
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,780 $18,780 $27,679
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,798 $9,798 $18,697

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,913 $2,989 $2,913 $2,989 $11,214 $11,384
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,749(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,478 $8,712
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,698 $4,815
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,554 $4,815

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 6 113 257 66 27 1,593 170 2,319
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 2 6 1 31 3 44
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 2 3 1 31 6 43
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician 1 3 2 1 8 15
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 1 6 3 11
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 2 1 2 16 1 22
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other 2 1 10 1 14
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 1 1 8 2 12
Child Development 3 2 1 13 19
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1 3 1 23 29
Computer and Information Sciences, General 2 1 14 1 20
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 1 1
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General 10 8 1 1 60 7 87
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 7 15 2 1 55 5 85
Criminal Justice/Police Science 1 10 39 3 54
Dental Assisting/Assistant 1 8 15 3 27
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 8 5 1 1 39 1 57
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 4 5
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 5 16 3 145 13 188
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 3 35 7 46
General Studies 15 35 8 4 150 15 233
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 1 1
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 3 2 16 21
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 1 1 1 2 7
Information Science/Studies 6 1 7
Interior Design 1 1 6 1 9
International Business/Trade/Commerce 2 3
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 1 2 2 1 21 3 30
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 1 1 10 1 61 7 88
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 13 49 18 5 270 29 410
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 2 1 5 8
Medical Office Management/Administration 6 10 3 54 6 80
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 1 1 1 3
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other 1 1 12 14
Natural Resources/Conservation, General 4 1 5
Office Management and Supervision 2 1 18 1 22
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other 9 9
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 2 2 1 1 29 4 41
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 1 6 18 4 29
Photography 2 2
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 6 1 7
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 3 1 1 11 1 17
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 1 1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 2 22 44 13 3 257 31 398
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 1 13 2 16
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician 2 1 1 4
Welding Technology/Welder 1 2 1 64 3 73
Wildland/Forest Firefighting and Investigation 1 1 2

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3386th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $50,792 ($52,312 male / $42,664 female)
Number of FT Faculty 168 (62 male / 106 female)
Number of PT Faculty 722
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $4,828,244
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