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Pikes Peak Community College: Narrative Description

PIKES PEAK COMMUNITY COLLEGE H-12

5675 South Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5498
Tel: (719)576-7711; (866)411-7722
Admissions: (719)540-7041
Fax: (719)540-7614
Web Site: http://www.ppcc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Colorado Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 287-acre urban campus with easy access to Denver. Endowment: $1.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3014 per student. Total enrollment: 10,581. 2,455 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 3,658 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 6,923 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 90 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 11% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 50% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: international baccalaureate accepted. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $2004 full-time, $66.80 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,355 full-time, $345.15 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $151 full-time, $39.30 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. PPCC Library plus 1 other with 34,332 books, 4,505 microform titles, 311 serials, 3,832 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $690,702. 180 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Colorado Springs, a community of approximately 278,000 people, is situated 70 miles south of Denver. The dry, temperate climate and 310 days of sunshine annually make it a highly desirable place to live year-round. Many high technology industries are located in Colorado Springs. Housing is readily available and buses serve all parts of the city. Skiing, hiking, fishing, hunting, backpacking, and camping can be enjoyed within a one-half hour to one hour drive from Colorado Springs.

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