Pikes Peak State College

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Secure your spot in the classes you need for spring 2024 at Pikes Peak State College today, and take the next step towards achieving your academic and career goals!

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Your Life Elevated

Pikes Peak Community College is now Pikes Peak State College. The new name reflects an expansion into four-year degrees as well as levels of support and adaptability you might not expect to find at a community college. What hasn't changed are our open admission policy, our through-the-roof quality of education, and our outrageous affordability.

In fact, when you factor in financial aid and scholarships, many of our students attend at no cost. If you're looking for careers in healthcare, many of our certificate programs, currently are entirely covered by state grants. Talk about a healthy start to a new career.

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Ready for a career change?

Take the first step with Pikes Peak State College and Career Advance Colorado! Thanks to this state program, you can get free training in rewarding fields that move Colorado forward. We have options available in Early Childhood Education, Fire Science, Law Enforcement, Nursing, Medical Technician, and Phlebotomy.

By the numbers

Our numbers don't lie. We are the largest institution by enrollment in Colorado Springs, with over 100 options to choose from, and at a price that will make your bank account smile.


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How much does it cost to go to Pikes Peak?

This bar chart shows that Pikes Peak State College has the lowest tuition compared to other universities. The top PPSC is the shortest bar and ends at $5,068. The next bar is CSU Pueblo, ending at $10,912. The next bar is UCCS, ending at $11,028. The next bar is CSU Fort Collins, ending at $12,874. The last bar is CU Boulder, ending at $13,106

At Pikes Peak, you get a quality education for a fraction of the cost— saving an average of $10,000 if you are planning to transfer to another college or university. The graph shows a comparison of in-state tuition for two semesters at 15 credits per semester.

These figures are based on tuition and fees as of July 2022 (30 credits at resident rates, with COF) and can vary depending on program of study.



Achieve your goals

PPSC offers general education degrees as well as technical degrees and certificates. 

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Learn the skills you need to advance your career or get job-ready for that new opportunity.

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PPSC's High School Programs can get you on an early start toward your college degrees or certificates.

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PPSC's Military and Veteran's Programs experts can help you make the most of your military benefits.

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Pikes Peak Graduate

Explore our pathways

College can be overwhelming. We’re here to guide you down your path. Explore 6 different pathways that can help you match your interests to our programs.

Explore our Pathways

Welcome to the world where things get done. Put out fires, keep the peace, create an edible masterpiece, improve the digital world, teach the next generation. PPSC’s Business, Technology and Public Service programs can take you to the world of business and finance, community service, education, and hospitality.

EXPLORE Business, Technology  and Public Service

Technical and Professional Studies at PPSC is where you learn the technical hands-on skills to become a vital part of the workforce. You’ll keep engines running, HVAC systems purring, and electrical systems charged. Or bring your talents to the design world with computer aided drafting, interior design, and graphic design.

EXPLORE Technical and Professional Studies

Unleash your creativity in a thriving artistic atmosphere. PPSC's Arts & Humanities Pathway begins with your passions and can take you to rewarding careers in theatre, dance, art, and music. You can also immerse yourself in other diverse subjects like sociology, history, psychology, and world languages in this pathway.

Explore Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

This pathway can take you beyond the classroom and into Colorado's natural landscapes with geology, astronomy, and outdoor leadership. If you prefer calculations, chemistry, and physics, you will seriously love our ultramodern labs that you’ll use to dive into all things science.

EXPLORE Science, Engineering and Math

If helping and healing people are your passions, then you are on the right path. Our Center for Healthcare Education & Simulation enables you to experience medical scenarios in simulated hospital rooms, clinics, and ambulances and by using advanced mannequins. This will prepare you for real-world challenges in the spectrum of healthcare careers, all while honing your healing skills.

EXPLORE Health Sciences

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Alana Lipscomb

Voices of PPSC

Why would you want to pay double the cost for classes at a university that you can get at a community college for less?

Alana Lipscomb
PPSC Graduate

Featured Programs

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Veterinary medicine is a dream job for animal lovers. The Veterinary Technology program prepares you to be job-ready for work in a variety of medical practices, research, conservation, wildlife rehab, and livestock health. PPSC currently offers a Veterinary Assistant Certification.

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The Surgical Technologist is an integral member of a surgical team to deliver care before, during, and after surgery. Before an operation, surgical technologists help prepare the operating room. During the surgery, technologists pass instruments and sterile supplies to the surgeons and assistants.

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Even as the hospitality industry faces challenging times, it continues to be a popular field, drawing many service-oriented men and women. A degree from Pikes Peak puts you ahead of the pack. This new college program will develop your leadership and make you a job candidate that hotels, restaurants, event planners and others will want to hire.

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With Cybersecurity degrees or certificates at PPSC, you can move directly into high-demand career fields that offers job security, generous salaries and growth opportunities. Our certified programs will train you in hacking defenses and countermeasures, network-security fundamentals, security architecture and more.

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