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Pikes Peak Community College Overview

Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Pikes Peak Community College is a public institution. Colorado Springs is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Pikes Peak Community College Known For?

4,063 Undergraduate Awards
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at PPCC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 93% of the faculty were full-time.

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Pikes Peak Community 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.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#46 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online International Business Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Online Teacher Education Grade Specific Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Online Education Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Online Fire Protection Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Online Accounting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Pikes Peak Community College?

Location of Pikes Peak Community College

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

How Do I Get Into PPCC?

You can apply to PPCC online at: https://ppcc.elluciancrmrecruit.com/admissions/pages/welcome.aspx

As long as you submit the requested materials to Pikes Peak Community College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Pikes Peak Community College?

24% Take Out Loans
14.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At PPCC, approximately 24% of students took out student loans averaging $4,074 a year. That adds up to $16,296 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at PPCC is 14.8%. 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

4,916 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13,204 undergraduate students at PPCC, with 4,916 being full-time and 8,288 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,916 full-time undergraduates at PPCC, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  PPCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of PPCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 144
Black or African American 353
Hispanic or Latino 910
White 2,805
International Students 54
Other Races/Ethnicities 650

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

2,093 Took All Classes Online
4,746 Took At Least One Class Online
0.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 4,746 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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This school is the 5th 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 PPCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Pikes Peak Community College was 0.3%. This is the #2,006 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at PPCC regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 2%
Business Administration & Management 2%
Business, Management & Marketing 2%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 22%
Education 55%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 10%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 55%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Fire Protection #48
Teacher Education Grade Specific #264
Accounting #271
Criminal Justice & Corrections #387
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #439

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1,261 0 1,261
Precision Metal Working 336 33 26 395
Nursing 263 79 0 342
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 308 31 0 339
Teacher Education Grade Specific 237 10 32 279
Criminal Justice & Corrections 119 23 53 195
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 117 12 11 140
Allied Health Professions 98 34 4 136
Culinary Arts 56 38 28 122
Accounting 45 26 34 105
Graphic Communications 53 32 0 85
Natural Resource Management 52 20 6 78
Computer Systems Networking 51 18 6 75
Business Administration & Management 0 25 28 53
Architectural Engineering Technology 32 14 0 46
Electronics Engineering Technology 33 7 0 40
Computer Information Systems 19 20 0 39
Health & Medical Administrative Services 12 22 5 39
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 32 0 0 32
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 10 12 10 32
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 22 9 0 31
Building Management & Inspection 27 0 0 27
Fire Protection 2 22 0 24
Dental Support Services 0 9 14 23
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 8 13 0 21
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 9 10 19
Audiovisual Communications 6 12 0 18
American Sign Language 12 5 0 17
Design & Applied Arts 0 16 0 16
Legal Support Services 5 9 1 15
Mental & Social Health Services 4 2 0 6
Environmental Control Technology 4 1 0 5
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 3 0 0 3
Social Work 3 0 0 3
Information Technology 0 1 0 1
Other Homeland Security 0 1 0 1
International Business 0 0 0 0
Marketing 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0
Homeland Security 0 0 0 0
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,969 1,826 268 4,063

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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