Pikes Peak State College will not increase tuition for the 2021-22 academic year.
The State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) voted to
keep tuition flat at all 13 Community College System (CCCS) institutions, despite
rising costs and declining enrollment across the system.
"After such a tremendously difficult year for our students, I'm relieved to announce there will be one less obstacle for them to continue their education with us this fall," said PPSC's President Lance Bolton.
“The pandemic has hit our students particularly hard,” said Joe Garcia, chancellor of the
Colorado Community College System. “Our State Board, recognizing that we cannot ask our students and their families to shoulder a greater share of the burden during these difficult times, made the wise but difficult decision to freeze tuition for the upcoming academic year. Our colleges are the most affordable, accessible options to obtain a high-quality education and workforce training – and we intend to keep it that way.”
CCCS was able to hold tuition flat thanks to Colorado’s Governor and Joint Budget Committee providing increased state funding to higher education this year and for prioritizing resources to students who were most negatively affected by the pandemic, including first-generation and minority students.
About Pikes Peak State College
Established in 1968 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, PPSC offers associate degrees, certifications in career and technical fields, and two bachelor's degrees. With three campuses, various off-campus locations, two military education centers, and hundreds of online classes, PPSC provides access to a quality, affordable and flexible education to about 19,000 students annually.