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Red Rocks Community College is a public institution located in Lakewood, Colorado. Lakewood is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

1,839 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,680 Avg In-State Tuition

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Red Rocks Community College Rankings

Out of the 31 colleges in Colorado, Red Rocks Community College is ranked at #7.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Red Rocks Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#135 Best Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Red Rocks Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Drafting & Design Engineering Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Environmental Control Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Woodworking Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Engineering Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#22 Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Allied Health Professions Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#45 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
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Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Red Rocks Community College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best General Woodworking Schools College Factual
#1 Best Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Management & Recycling Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Value Colleges for General Woodworking College Factual
#1 Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Environmental Control Technology College Factual
#1 Best General Woodworking Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#60 Best Computer Science Associate Degree Schools Computer Science Degree

Where Is Red Rocks Community College?

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Contact details for Red Rocks Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 13300 W Sixth Ave, Lakewood, CO 80228-1255
Phone: 303-914-6600

Can I Afford Red Rocks Community College?

$3,680 In-State Tuition
17% Take Out Loans
10.2% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Red Rocks Community College 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 $699 $699
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 Red Rocks Community College, approximately 17% of students took out student loans averaging $4,016 a year. That adds up to $16,064 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Red Rocks Community College is 10.2%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Red Rocks Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,839 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,932 undergraduate students at Red Rocks Community College, with 1,839 being full-time and 4,093 being part-time.

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There are also 97 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,839 full-time undergraduates at Red Rocks Community College, 53% are male and 47% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Red Rocks Community College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 69
Black or African American 31
Hispanic or Latino 346
White 1,204
International Students 28
Other Races/Ethnicities 161

Over 39 countries are represented at Red Rocks Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and Japan.

Online Learning at Red Rocks Community College

3,500 Took All Classes Online
4,431 Took At Least One Class Online
52.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 4,431 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Red Rocks Community College has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Red Rocks Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Red Rocks Community College was 52.3%. This is the #483 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Red Rocks Community College 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%.

Red Rocks Community College Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 146 11 41 0 198
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 144 0 0 0 144
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 98 5 0 0 103
General Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technologies 76 1 0 0 77
General Drafting & Design Technology 66 10 0 0 76
Electrician 39 21 5 0 65
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 35 6 18 0 59
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 50 6 0 0 56
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 46 1 0 0 47
Welding Technology/Welder 44 1 0 0 45
General Woodworking 37 6 0 0 43
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 36 2 4 0 42
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Management & Recycling Technology 23 5 0 3 31
Dental Assisting/Assistant 31 0 0 0 31
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 26 0 0 0 26
Medical Office Management/Administration 16 6 0 0 22
Building Construction Technology 9 5 7 0 21
Radiologic Technology 0 19 0 0 19
Small Engine Mechanics & Repair Technology/Technician 9 1 0 0 10
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 8 0 0 8
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 0 8 0 0 8
Physician Assistant 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 931 122 75 3 1,131

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.

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