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

115 Undergraduate Degrees

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

How Do I Get Into PPCC?

You can apply to PPCC online at:

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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

5,069 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13,655 undergraduate students at PPCC, with 5,069 being full-time and 8,586 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,069 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 136
Black or African American 367
Hispanic or Latino 1,017
White 2,859
International Students 59
Other Races/Ethnicities 631

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.


This school is the 7th 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 #1,541 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at PPCC regardless of major.

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 Computer Science Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 51 18 6 75
General Computer & Information Sciences 19 20 0 39
Computer & IS Security 0 1 0 1
Information Technology Management 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 70 39 6 115


*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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