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Pikes Peak Community College is a public institution located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The suburban atmosphere of Colorado Springs makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

4,394 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,680 Avg In-State Tuition

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Pikes Peak Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at PPCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards PPCC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#7 Best Architectural Engineering Technology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#9 Best Medical Office Management/Administration Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#10 Best Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#22 Best Culinary Arts Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#30 Best Personal & Culinary Services Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#33 Best Medical/Clinical Assistant Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Pikes Peak Community College?

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Contact details for PPCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5675 S Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5498
Phone: 719-502-2000
Website: www.ppcc.edu/

Can I Afford PPCC?

$3,680 In-State Tuition
22% Take Out Loans
13.7% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time PPCC students paid $153 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $629 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $3,680 $15,102
Fees $287 $287
Books and Supplies $1,800 $1,800

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At PPCC, approximately 22% of students took out student loans averaging $3,528 a year. That adds up to $14,112 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at PPCC is 13.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Pikes Peak Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,394 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,506 undergraduate students at PPCC, with 4,394 being full-time and 8,112 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 4,394 full-time undergraduates at PPCC, 42% are male and 58% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Pikes Peak Community College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 115
Black or African American 320
Hispanic or Latino 963
White 2,485
International Students 42
Other Races/Ethnicities 469

Over 19 countries are represented at PPCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, China, and Nepal.

Online Learning at Pikes Peak Community College

3,231 Took All Classes Online
5,841 Took At Least One Class Online
11.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 5,841 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at PPCC has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of PPCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Pikes Peak Community College was 11.5%. This is the #1,174 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at PPCC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Pikes Peak Community College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 266 18 13 297
Welding Technology/Welder 165 21 12 198
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 116 9 4 129
CAD/CADD Drafting &/or Design Technology 93 10 7 110
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 81 14 7 102
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 88 6 0 94
General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts 23 48 14 85
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 63 14 0 77
Medical Office Management/Administration 25 13 7 45
Building Construction Technology 37 0 0 37
Architectural Engineering Technology 18 19 0 37
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 37 0 0 37
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 23 8 31
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 12 16 28
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 9 10 7 26
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 3 4 9 16
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Management & Recycling Technology 9 2 0 11
Radiologic Technology 0 10 0 10
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 0 3 0 3
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 0 2 0 2
Other Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection 0 0 0 0
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 0 0 0 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,033 238 104 1,375

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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