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Trinidad State Junior College is a public institution located in Trinidad, Colorado. The location of Trinidad State Junior College is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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

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Trinidad State Junior College Rankings

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 Trinidad State Junior College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#44 Best Value Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Trinidad State Junior College?


Contact details for Trinidad State Junior College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 600 Prospect Street, Trinidad, CO 81082
Phone: 719-846-5011

Can I Afford Trinidad State Junior College?

$3,574 In-State Tuition
20% Take Out Loans
15.3% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Trinidad State Junior College students paid $149 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $248 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $3,574 $5,957
Fees $478 $478
Books and Supplies $1,800 $1,800
On Campus Room and Board $7,398 $7,398
On Campus Other Expenses $5,805 $5,805

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 Trinidad State Junior College, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $4,964 a year. That adds up to $19,856 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Trinidad State Junior College is 15.3%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Trinidad State Junior College Undergraduate Student Diversity

716 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,621 undergraduate students at Trinidad State Junior College, with 716 being full-time and 905 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 716 full-time undergraduates at Trinidad State Junior College, 48% are male and 52% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Trinidad State Junior College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 19
Hispanic or Latino 330
White 265
International Students 35
Other Races/Ethnicities 64

Over 13 countries are represented at Trinidad State Junior College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Jamaica, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Trinidad State Junior College

127 Took All Classes Online
326 Took At Least One Class Online
-8.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 326 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Trinidad State Junior College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 10th most popular in Colorado for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Trinidad State Junior College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Trinidad State Junior College was -8.8%. This is the #2,060 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Trinidad State Junior College regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Trinidad State Junior College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Trinidad State Junior College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Occupational Safety & Health Technology/Technician #9
Quality Control Technology #20
Engineering Technologies #174

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%.

Trinidad State Junior 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 82 2 9 93
Lineworker 90 0 0 90
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 69 0 0 69
Gunsmithing/Gunsmith 11 16 23 50
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 43 3 0 46
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 0 18 23 41
Welding Technology/Welder 0 4 13 17
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation 12 2 0 14
Nail Technician/Specialist & Manicurist 12 0 0 12
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 11 0 0 11
Dental Assisting/Assistant 10 0 0 10
Aesthetician/Esthetician & Skin Care Specialist 10 0 0 10
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 2 6 8
Barbering/Barber 0 0 8 8
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 1 7 8
Occupational Safety & Health Technology/Technician 0 6 1 7
Hair Styling/Stylist & Hair Design 0 0 4 4
General Construction Trades 0 0 0 0
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology 0 0 0 0
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor 0 0 0 0
General Woodworking 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 350 54 94 498


*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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