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

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Congratulations Class of 2024


This moment marks not just the culmination of your hard work but also the beginning of new challenges and opportunities. Your dedication has brought you to this significant milestone. On Saturday, May 11th at the Broadmoor World Arena we celebrated your achievements and future aspirations during our commencement ceremony. As you transition from students to graduates, you carry forward PPSC's legacy of success and commitment to meeting our community needs. Whether you earned a Bachelor's or Associate degree, or certificate, remember that you are a beacon of potential and a testament to the enduring values of learning, respect, and diversity. Well done, graduates!

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Unlock Your Future at Pikes Peak State College


Whether you're just starting out or looking to learn something new later in life, Pikes Peak State College has something for you. We used to be called Pikes Peak Community College, but now we offer more, including four-year degrees.

We welcome everyone, whether you're a high school student or an adult learner, and we're committed to helping you find your place. We're proud to support our military affiliated students with a dedicated team just for them. You want a quality education that gets you where you want to go without costing too much. So we make sure our classes are top-notch and really affordable. Lots of our students don’t even have to pay, thanks to financial help and scholarships. Plus, we have lots of different degrees and certificates in areas like accounting, studio art, welding, nursing, and even zookeeping! 

Ready to start your college adventure? Keep exploring to see everything PPSC has to offer. 


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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, Emergency 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 degree and certificate 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 more than $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 transfer 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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Explore our pathways

College can be overwhelming. We’re here to guide you down your path. Explore 5 different pathways that can help you match your interests to our programs.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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 Certificate.

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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. A degree from Pikes Peak puts you ahead of the pack. This 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 offer job security, generous salaries and growth opportunities. Our certificate programs will train you in hacking defenses and countermeasures, network-security fundamentals, security architecture and more.

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Happy Fourth of July! 

As we honor the founding of our nation, we pay tribute to the brave men and women  who have served and continue to serve in the armed forces. With 32% of our student  body made up of military-affiliated students, we want to also honor the sacrifice that  the families of veterans and active-duty military members endure. We thank you for  your service and are proud to be designated as a Military Friendly School ®.

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