higher education system
higher education system
Facts & Figures
CCCS Statutory Mission
- Open Access – We admit anyone who wants to attend college and re-imagine a more prosperous future. Our colleges are “student-ready” – providing support services and pathways for all types of learners to earn a credential, degree, or transfer to a four year college. CCCS is the largest system of higher education in the state, serving approximately 121,000 students in academic year 2019.
- Career and Technical Education (CTE) – In 2019, approximately 23,400 CTE certificates and degrees were awarded to post-secondary students at our 13 colleges and 2,560 to secondary students. 37,000 post-secondary students were enrolled in CTE programs at our colleges. The total number of secondary students enrolled in high school CTE programs was approximately 146,000.
- Transfer – Over the course of a year concluding in Fall 2019, 19,000 of our students transferred to public and private four-year colleges and universities.
- Workforce Development – As of academic year 2019, over 450 customized trainings for 4,000 new and incumbent workers were implemented. Community colleges train more than half of the state’s nurses and more than 90% of the first responders.
- Concurrent Enrollment – In 2018-19, CCCS colleges served 30,000 high school students in undergraduate courses, creating pathways from high school into higher education. A total of 2,560 college credentials were awarded to concurrent enrollment students in high school in academic year 2019. We saved students and their families $35 million through this program in 2018-19.
- Bachelor's Degrees – CCCS colleges offer Bachelor's degrees in a growing number of specific disciplines designed to enhance graduates’ employment opportunities.
Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)
- Dental Hygiene
- Emergency Service Administration
- Radiologic Technology
- Water Quality Management
- Geospatial Science
- Secure Software Development
- Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Advanced Paramedic Practitioner
- Master’s Degree – Red Rocks Community College is the only community college in the United States to offer a master’s degree in its Physician Assistant Program.
|State General Funds||FY 2017-18 Final Revenue||FY 2018-19 Final Revenue|
|Colorado Technical Act||$26,164,481||$26,675,279|
|Industry Training (CJT/EIT)||$4,500,000||$4,500,000|
|Career and Technical Education (Occed)||$900,000||$900,000|
|Fee for Service Contract||$52,506,315||$58,678,717|
|Other Revenue Sources||FY 2017-18 Final Revenue||FY 2018-19 Final Revenue|
|Carl Perkins Grant (Federal $)||$16,279,540||$18,865,919|
|Mandatory Student Fees||$19,358,333||$19,512,976|