Pikes Peak Community College


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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Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $5,640
Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 26 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) N/A / N/A
Enrollment Total (all students) 13,204


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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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