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Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, CO

At A Glance

Main Address

5675 S Academy Blvd

Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5422

https://www.ppcc.edu/

Admission Office

5675 South Academy Boulevard

Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5498

(719) 502-3000

admissions@ppcc.edu

Contact : Kevin Hudgens

Director of Admissions, Recruitment, and Enrollment Services

Type of School

Medium

Public

community college

2-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Code: 4291

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 13,862

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 2,305

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 40.0%

Average financial aid package : $7,500.00

In-State Tuition : $4,960.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $19,237.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Diploma

Associate

Bachelor's

Setting

Large City (250-500k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Other Characteristics

Link to PPCC's COVID-19 webpage: https://www.ppcc.edu/office-president/presidential-communication-2/coronavirus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Jul 1

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 31

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

International Students

Fall application due : Jul 1

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Diploma, Associate, Bachelor's degrees

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

Most Popular Majors

Associates
Liberal Arts : 69.0%
Health Professions : 8.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Zoology/Animal Biology A C

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping A C
Office Management and Supervision A C

Communications Technologies & Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects A C
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician A C

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications A C
Computer and Information Sciences, General A C
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance A

Construction Trades
Building Construction Technology/Technician A C

Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching A C

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Architectural Engineering Technologies/Technicians A C
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician A C
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician A C
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician A C

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management C

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation A C

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Dental Assisting/Assistant A C
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) A C
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General A
Medical Office Management/Administration C
Medical/Clinical Assistant A C
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant A C
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist C
Physical Therapy Assistant A
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer A
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse A B C
Surgical Technology/Technologist A

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal A C

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies A
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician A C
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician A C
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician A C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management A C

Personal & Culinary Services
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General A C

Precision Production
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant A C
Welding Technology/Welder A C

Public Administration & Social Services
Social Work A C

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration A C
Criminal Justice/Police Science C
Fire Science/Fire-fighting A C
Wildland/Forest Firefighting and Investigation A

Visual & Performing Arts
Interior Design A
Photography A C

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Independent Study

Internships

Cooperative Education

External Degree Program

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Weekend College

Computer Services

273 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Geographic Location : 70 miles from Denver.

Large City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 13,862

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 2,305

Degree-seeking undergrads : 13,220

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 25

Full time students average age : 25

In state students : 94.0%

Out of state students : 6.0%

Part Time students : 60.0%

Percentage of males : 42.0%

Percentage of females : 58.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 6.0%

Black African American : 8.0%

Asian : 3.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 21.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 5.0%

White : 56.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Clubs must be open to all students, be run by students, have a constitution, and have an adviser. All Advisers must be full-time faculty or staff and must go through training.

Housing Options

Additional Housing Options

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Aardvarks

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Counseling And Wellness

Employment services for undergraduates

On-campus daycare

Veteran's counselor

Financial aid counseling

Career counseling

Personal counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Minority students services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Skiing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Men's Club

Women's Club

Other Sports : karate


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 5,334

Admitted : 5,334

Enrolled : 2,305

Open admission 100.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

SAT score use policy

Please contact college for information about its use of SAT scores

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Students should meet with an advisor to determine which test(s) might satisfy their program requirements. Students should first be informed that only credits within the student’s declared program may be transcribed. All students who request PLA Credit evaluation for Standardized Tests will need to have an official test transcript submitted from the official testing agency to the institution office responsible for awarding PLA Credit. Costs associated with this evaluation are the responsibility of the student.

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

ART 131 Visual Concepts 2D Design

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

ART 132 Visual Concepts 3D Design

All

Art History

3

3

--

All

Biology

3

--

--

All

Calculus AB

3

5

MAT 201 Calculus 1

All

Calculus BC

3

5

MAT 201 Calculus 1

All

Chemistry

3

--

--

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

13

CHI 111 Chinese 1 CHI 112 Chinese 2 CHI 211 Chinese 3

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

POS 225 Comparative Government

All

Computer Science A

4

4

CSC 160 Computer Science 1

All

Drawing

3

3

ART 121 Drawing 1

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENG 121 English Comp 1

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

LIT 115 Intro to Literature

All

Environmental Science

3

4

ENV 101 Environmental Science w/ Lab

All

European History

3

3

HIS 101 Western Civilization 1

All

French Language and Culture

3

13

FRE 111 French 1 FRE 112 French 2 FRE 211 French 3

All

German Language and Culture

3

13

GER 111 German 1 GER 112 German 2 GER 211 German 3

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEO 106 Human Geography

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

13

ITA 111 Italian 1 ITA 112 Italian 2 ITA 211 Italian 3

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

13

JPN 111 Japanese 1 JPN 112 Japanese 2 JPN 211 Japanese 3

All

Latin

3

13

LAT 111 Latin 1 LAT 112 Latin 2 LAT 211 Latin 3

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics

All

Music Theory

3

8

MUS 110 Music Theory 1 MUS 111 Music Theory 2 MUS 112 Lab 1 MUS 113 Lab 2

All

Physics 1

3

5

PHY 111 PHY 111 Physics: Algebra Based 1 1

All

Physics 2

3

5

PHY 112 Physics: Algebra Based 2

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

5

PHY 212 Physics: Calc-Based 2

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

5

PHY 211 Physics: Calc-Based 1

All

Psychology

3

6

PSY 101 General Psychology 1 PSY 102 General Psychology 2

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

10

SPA 111 Spanish 1 SPA 112 Spanish 2

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

SPA 211 Spanish 3

All

Statistics

3

3

MAT 135 Intro to Statistics

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

POS 111 American Government

All

United States History

3

3

HIS 121 US History 1

All

World History: Modern

3

6

HIS 111 The World 1 HIS 112 The World 2

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

47

--

American Literature

46

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

49

3

Biology

50

5

Calculus with Elementary Functions

47

--

Chemistry

48

--

College Algebra

50

4

English Literature

46

3

French I

41

--

French II

53

--

German I

40

--

German II

48

--

History of United States I

46

--

History of United States II

46

--

Human Growth and Development

47

--

Humanities

50

6

Information Systems and Computer Applications

46

--

Introduction to Educational Psychology

47

--

Introductory Business Law

51

--

Introductory Psychology

47

--

Introductory Sociology

46

--

Principles of Macroeconomics

48

--

Principles of Management

47

--

Principles of Marketing

48

--

Principles of Microeconomics

47

--

Spanish I

41

--

Spanish II

50

--

Western Civilization I

50

--

Western Civilization II

50

--

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 45.0%

% of loans / jobs : 55.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 90.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 75.0%

% Judged to have need : 75.0%

% that were offered aid : 67.0%

% that had need fully met : 4.0%

% of need met : 40.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $7,500.00

Avg non need-based aid : $500.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $4,200.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,000.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $15,000.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 31

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Jul 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Ron Swartwood

Financial aid office phone : (719) 502-3000

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $153.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $629.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$4,960.00

$4,960.00

$4,960.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$19,237.00

$19,237.00

$19,237.00

Room only:

--

$11,799.00

$2,520.00

Books and supplies:

$1,800.00

$1,800.00

$1,800.00

Estimated personal expenses:

--

$4,104.00

$3,951.00

Transportation expenses:

--

$1,665.00

$1,665.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$6,760.00

$24,328.00

$14,896.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$21,037.00

$38,605.00

$29,173.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 2,933

Transfers admitted percentage: 100.0%

Transfers admitted: 2,933

Transfers enrolled percentage: 35.0%

Transfers enrolled: 1,047

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 68.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 32.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: Jul 1

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $19,237.00

Room & Board(on-campus): --

Room & Board(off-campus): $11,799.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $629.00

Financial Aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 45

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

International Student Adviser

Special International Student Orientation Program