You come to Pikes Peak State College wanting more. More than learning a skill. More than earning a degree or certificate. You come dreaming of a better life.
We take that charge very seriously. To help you get there, we start by reaching you where you are – physically, educationally, financially.
Three campuses and additional learning centers throughout Colorado Springs and many online options, along with day and evening classes, make PPSC adaptable to just about any lifestyle.
Meeting you where you are also means keeping within your budget. With tuition less than half of our university counterparts’ and millions of dollars in aid and scholarships available, PPSC should prove well within your financial reach.
Your specific path through Pikes Peak depends on your interests. Our advisors and online tools can help you navigate our 150-plus degrees and certificate programs, turning your passions into something tangible, something extraordinary: a fulfilling and rewarding career.
We have as many dreams here as we do students, and they come in every variety: high school grads, veterans, single moms, factory workers, jocks, artists, geeks, book worms and retirees from every race, ethnicity and age. Together, we create a supportive learning environment and a sense of belonging for those who want to build a better future while staying close to home and for travelers on their way from here to everywhere.
We are here for you.
At PPSC, we offer more paths to success than Colorado offers mountain trails.
Students succeed at PPSC
Our mission statement closely mirrors the statutory role and mission set forth in Colorado Revised Statutes § 23-60-201.
Our mission is to provide high quality educational opportunities to all with a focus on student success and community needs, including:
You can find our state system's mission statement here.
We value a community built on learning, mutual respect, and diversity.
In 1985, the Colorado State Legislature passed House Bill 1187, which established
the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE or Board) as the governing body of the CCCS. The Board consists of nine voting members
who have demonstrated significant achievements in a broad range of public, private and
non-profit organizations. Voting members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed
by the Senate.
Recognizing the importance of faculty and student voices in its decision-making process, the Board also comprises one faculty member who represents the State Faculty Advisory Council and one student who represents the State Student Advisory Council. Both the student and the faculty board members serve in an advisory capacity, making motions, speaking in debate and/or serving on committees.
Pursuant to Board Policy 2-25, PPSC has established an Advisory Council whose membership is representative of the diverse constituencies within its three-county service area. One of the main purposes of the PPSC Advisory Council is to serve as liaison between the College and its external constituencies (e.g., employers, school boards, county commissioners, city councils).
PPSC has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1975 and officially joined the Open Pathway in 2016.