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Community College of Denver Overview

Community College of Denver is a public institution located in Denver, Colorado. The city atmosphere of Denver makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Community College of Denver Known For?

1,469 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at CCD.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 28% of the faculty were full-time.

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Community College of Denver 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.

CCD has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#390 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#9 Most Popular Management Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Most Popular Legal Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Most Popular Legal Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Most Popular Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Most Popular Accounting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#84 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#221 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#221 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Community College of Denver?

Location of Community College of Denver

Contact details for CCD are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1111 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80204-2026
Phone: 303-556-2600

How Do I Get Into CCD?

You can apply to CCD online at:

Since Community College of Denver has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Community College of Denver?

24% Take Out Loans
16.9% Loan Default Rate

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 CCD, approximately 24% of students took out student loans averaging $4,643 a year. That adds up to $18,572 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCD is 16.9%. 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.

Community College of Denver Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,453 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,232 undergraduate students at CCD, with 2,453 being full-time and 5,779 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CCD

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,453 full-time undergraduates at CCD, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CCD

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CCD Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 165
Black or African American 270
Hispanic or Latino 825
White 806
International Students 174
Other Races/Ethnicities 213

Over 50 countries are represented at CCD. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, and Qatar.

Online Learning at Community College of Denver

1,001 Took All Classes Online
2,982 Took At Least One Class Online
-3.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,982 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 18th 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 CCD

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Community College of Denver was -3.5%. This is the #2,400 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CCD regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of CCD majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 62%
Business, Management & Marketing 18%
Education 23%
Health Professions 1%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 23%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at CCD 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 CCD.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Dental Support Services #38
Teacher Education Grade Specific #306

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%.

Community College of Denver Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 521 0 0 521
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 192 0 0 0 192
Teacher Education Grade Specific 103 3 8 0 114
Precision Metal Working 72 20 18 0 110
Allied Health Professions 19 64 0 0 83
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 24 39 11 0 74
Management Information Systems 31 25 0 0 56
Mental & Social Health Services 30 24 0 0 54
Accounting 13 21 17 0 51
Legal Support Services 0 18 20 0 38
Dental Support Services 0 24 0 10 34
Business Administration & Management 19 5 0 0 24
Business Support & Assistant Services 5 9 7 0 21
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 14 5 2 0 21
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 21 0 0 0 21
Design & Applied Arts 0 9 7 0 16
Computer Information Systems 8 7 0 0 15
Architectural Sciences & Technology 5 4 4 0 13
Journalism 7 0 0 0 7
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 3 0 0 0 3
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 1 0 0 1
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 566 799 94 10 1,469


*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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