Emily Griffith Opportunity School

Emily Griffith Opportunity School

Emily Griffith Opportunity School was founded by Emily Griffith in 1916. It is a public technical college that was originally known as the Opportunity School. It was given its present name in 1933 and is a part of the Colorado Community College System. It enrolls more than 10,000 students every year.

Located in downtown Denver, Colorado, Emily Griffith Opportunity School offers a wide variety of degrees and certificate programs in various areas of study. The college is organized into 9 academic divisions:

  • Apprenticeships Training Division
  • College of Business and Technology
  • College of Design Industries
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Trades and Industry
  • Corporate Training Division
  • Emily Griffith High School
  • Extended Learning Division
  • Language Learning Center

Emily Griffith Opportunity School offers the region's lowest tuition rates. In addition, financial aid such as Federal Pell Grants, scholarships, and state funded assistance is available for the benefit of the students.

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Emily Griffith Opportunity School
1250 Welton Street
Denver , CO 80204-2197
General Phone: (720) 423-4700

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Emily Griffith Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Construction Trades1,338apparel and textile manufacture, construction, masonry, carpentry, electrician, lineworker, electrical and power installer, concrete finishing, glazier, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine380licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, home health aide
Production Trades203sheet metal tech, welding, ironworking, cabinetmaking
Mechanics and Repair121communications install and repair, electrical maintenance and repair, HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, aircraft powerplant tech
Beauty and Cosmetology113cosmetology, barber, hair styling, aesthetician and skin care
Cooking and Culinary Arts49chef training, restaurant and catering management
Family and Social Work36housing and human environments, child care management
Medical Support and Technology34dental assistant, dental services, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, opticianry
Medical Administration22medical transcription, medical office assistant
Office and Administration9administrative assistant
Real Estate and Construction Management8real estate
Landscaping and Horticulture6floristry
Business and Management5accounting technology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1health and fitness
Computer Science and Engineering1computer networking
Transportation0construction equipment operation
Science and Laboratory Technician0science tech

Number of programs and degrees for Emily Griffith in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year2,04438
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years28222

Emily Griffith Student Body

In 2007-2008, Emily Griffith had a total enrollment of 2,971 students (2,212 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 54%
Black 11%
Hispanic 25%
Asian 3%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 7%
20-21 11%
22-24 17%
25-29 24%
30-34 13%
35-39 9%
40-49 11%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Emily Griffith Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %
Part-Time 86 %

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2007):
(Graduation rate is percent of students graduating within 150% of the normal time.)

Item Percent
Graduating 70%

Emily Griffith Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Denver, Colorado for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Colorado Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Emily Griffith Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,220
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,220
Books and supplies $ 1,749

Financial Aid:
Emily Griffith participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 559600)

Emily Griffith Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Hair Styling/Stylist and Hair Design

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textile Manufacture
Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher
Construction Trades, General
Construction Trades, Other
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers, Other
Painting/Painter and Wall Coverer
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter
Plumbing Technology/Plumber
Plumbing and Related Water Supply Services, Other

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Housing and Human Environments, Other

Landscaping And Horticulture
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology, Other
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation

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What Sets Emily Griffith Apart:

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Male % of student body
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Top 11%Emily Griffith Male % of student body
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Top 19%Emily Griffith Number of degree programs

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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