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

2,272 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,574 Avg In-State Tuition

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Red Rocks Community College Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, Red Rocks Community College is ranked #280 out of 1,680 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. Red Rocks Community College also holds the #7 spot on the Best Colleges in Colorado ranking.

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.

Program Level Awards

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

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Where Is Red Rocks Community College?


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?

$3,574 In-State Tuition
18% Take Out Loans
11.2% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Red Rocks Community College students paid $149 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $611 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $3,574 $14,661
Fees $689 $689
Books and Supplies $1,800 $1,800

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Red Rocks Community College, approximately 18% of students took out student loans averaging $4,086 a year. That adds up to $16,344 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Red Rocks Community College is 11.2%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Red Rocks Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,272 Full-Time Undergraduates
45% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,942 undergraduate students at Red Rocks Community College, with 2,272 being full-time and 4,670 being part-time.


There are also 66 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,272 full-time undergraduates at Red Rocks Community College, 55% are male and 45% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 61
Black or African American 36
Hispanic or Latino 454
White 1,490
International Students 40
Other Races/Ethnicities 191

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

1,151 Took All Classes Online
2,115 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,115 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.


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 -0.9%. This is the #1,806 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially 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
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 149 0 0 0 149
General Drafting & Design Technology/Technician 133 11 1 0 145
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 104 9 0 0 113
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 103 10 0 0 113
General Woodworking 92 9 0 0 101
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 43 3 28 0 74
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 62 5 0 0 67
Welding Technology/Welder 59 5 0 0 64
Electrician 32 21 6 0 59
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 49 2 0 0 51
General Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technologies 44 1 0 0 45
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 31 2 7 0 40
Physician Assistant 0 0 31 0 31
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 8 18 0 0 26
Small Engine Mechanics & Repair Technology/Technician 22 4 0 0 26
Building Construction Technology 14 4 6 0 24
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Management & Recycling Technology/Technician 15 6 0 3 24
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 0 24 0 24
Radiologic Technology 0 18 0 0 18
Medical Office Management/Administration 16 2 0 0 18
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 13 0 0 0 13
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 4 5 0 9
Energy Management & Systems Technology/Technician 0 2 0 0 2
Parts & Warehousing Operations & Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 989 136 108 3 1,236


*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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