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?
- The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at PPCC.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 93% of the faculty were full-time.
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.
|#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.
Where Is Pikes Peak Community College?
Contact details for PPCC are given below.
|Address:||5675 S Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5498|
How Do I Get Into PPCC?
You can apply to PPCC online at: https://ppcc.elluciancrmrecruit.com/admissions/pages/welcome.aspx
Can I Afford Pikes Peak Community College?
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
Of the 4,916 full-time undergraduates at PPCC, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Pikes Peak Community College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||353|
|Hispanic or Latino||910|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at PPCC has changed over the last few years.
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|
|Business Administration & Management||2%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||2%|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||22%|
|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|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#264|
|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.
*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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