The Pledge for Colorado
For too many Coloradans, the dream of a college education has proven unattainable.
We pledge to change that. Let all who read these words take notice: In Colorado, the doors to a college education are open, and the tuition affordable to all. This is more than words on a screen; it is a call to a better life, to more successful careers, to the pursuit of happiness for all Coloradans, no matter your bank account, your age, your ethnicity, or your previous achievements.
In Colorado, we have a class with your name on it.
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Because going to college shouldn’t break the bank.
We promise every Coloradan an affordable college education — one that will not saddle our citizens with mountains of debt.
Because everyone deserves a great education.
We promise a dedicated faculty with years of industry experience; labs that simulate real-world workplaces; and more than 1,000 programs teaching immediately employable skills.
Sooner or later, the mines will be exhausted. I'm glad my community college is offering courses that will ensure my knowledge and skills are going to be relevant to the demands of America's future job market.
Because students should never have to go it alone.
We promise students a support system. Our mission: to champion your success. Career guidance, counseling, transfer advice, a sounding board — you are never alone in your academic journey.
From day one, every student is assigned an advisor to support and guide them through their journey.
Registration & Education Planning
Advisors make sure you are in the right classes for your education pathway.
Early Alert System
When students hit a snag — a missed class or failed test — advisors reach out automatically.
Because working adults need to retool and retrain.
We promise hands-on, relevant training for all who seek to sharpen skills, get certified, and even change their careers — and their lives.
Because our students live all across Colorado.
We promise campuses throughout the state, giving people in rural, suburban, and urban areas alike access to affordable classes close to home.
Because there is more than one path to success.
We promise two-year degrees, certificates, and career and technical training, along with bachelor's degrees and even a master's degree that will fuel local economies with much-needed skilled professionals.
Last year, over 11,000 of our students transferred to public and private four-year colleges and universities.
Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Last year, our students earned more than 15,000 CTE certificates and degrees from aviation maintenance to zoo keeping technology.
Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Degree
CCCS colleges offer BAS degrees in high demand fields like nursing, dental hygiene, and water quality.
1 Master's Degree
Red Rocks Community College is the only community college in the US to offer a master's degree in its Physician Assistant Program.
Because college is not just for the elite or the wealthy.
We promise open enrollment for all. In Colorado, community college is open to everyone who seeks to better their lives, switch careers, and provide for their families.
We admit anyone who wants to go to college and is college-ready — 137,000 students attended CCCS in 2017.
Serving All Incomes
49% of our students receive federal financial aid. The average aid award in FY 2016-17 was $6,094.
CCCS is a national leader in remedial education with 20,645 taking developmental education courses in 2016-2017.
Because not everyone knows what they want to do with the rest of their life.
We promise more than 1,000 programs — there is one for every interest. And whichever one you are drawn to, we offer a clear path for you to follow that will lead to a certificate, a degree, a transfer opportunity with a four-year university, or a rewarding career.
- Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
- Architecture & Construction
- Arts, A/V Technology, & Communication
- Business Management & Administration
- Education & Training
- Government & Public Administration
- Health Science
- Hospitality & Tourism
- Human Services
- Humanities & Social Sciences
- Information Technology
- Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security
- Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
- Transportation, Distributions, & Logistics
Because you are more than just a number.
We promise small classes where students can raise their hands, professors have the time to answer, and learning is personalized.
Dedicated to lifelong learning, community colleges are the perfect place for Coloradans to learn French for their summer trip, take an advanced photography course which fits their busy schedule, or learn how to ride a motorcycle.
Because learners span many generations.
We promise Coloradans of all ages a place to pursue a passion, hone a hobby or continue their intellectual life.