Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, CO 80906
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Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This school offers students a great opportunity to receive an in-depth education. There are many programs at this school and all of them are topnotch. Students will be able to pursue many different types of degrees and certificates at this school. To add to this, students can expect the credits that they achieve to easily be transferred over to a four-year university when they wish to continue their education further. This community college was established in 1968 and it has been serving the community by offering renowned educational opportunities ever since.

PPCC also has a very highly regarded nursing program. The mission of PPCC is to prepare students for their lives as professional nurses. Nursing students will receive instruction to learn and improve all of their technical skills. All of the required knowledge will be covered throughout the program and nursing students will see their skills grow over time. The goal is to create caring, skilled, and efficient nurses that will work well in any environment where they are needed. PPCC offers CNA, ADN and a dual enrollment RN to BSN program in collaboration with the following universities: 

  • Chamberlain University
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado State University @ Pueblo
  • Denver College of Nursing
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Regis University
  • The University of Colorado @ Colorado Springs
  • University of Phoenix

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students13,275
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate53%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Certificate 26 208
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Associate's degree 3 75
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 98.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1975 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
11/01/2011 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$145/credit
In State Students$145/credit
Out of State Students$593/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $6,525 $6,525 $26,685
ADN 70 $10,150 $10,150 $41,510
BSN 125 $18,125 $18,125 $74,125
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 68% of Pikes Peak Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 53% $5,000
Other Federal Grant 2% $2,118
State Grant & Scholarships 44% $2,844
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 3% $1,541
Federal Student Loans 26% $3,438
Private Loans 1% $10,314


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$7,665
$30,001 to $48,000$8,729
$48,001 to $75,000$10,578
$75,001 to $110,000$13,986
Over $110,000$14,965

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Colorado state board of nursing.
Pikes Peak Community College
5675 S Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

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