Red Rocks Community College

Red Rocks Community College

Red Rocks Community Colleg, or RRCC, is a community college located in both Lakewood and Arvada, Colorado, United States. It was founded in 1969 as a campus of the Community College of Denver. It officially became the Red Rocks Community College, with a separate campus, on July 1, 1983. The second campus in Arvada opened in 1990. The Lakewood campus is spread across an area of 140 acres. The college offers over 650 courses in more than 150 areas of study. It grants associate of arts degrees, associate of science degrees, associate of general studies degrees, and associate of applied science degrees to its students.

RRCC is home to a wide variety of student clubs and organizations. Some of these are the anime club, billiards club, community film society, and frisbee club. The student body of RRCC includes an impressive number of International students.

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Red Rocks Community College
13300 W Sixth Ave
Lakewood , CO 80228-1255
General Phone: (303) 914-6600

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Red Rocks Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine276EMT paramedic, nursing assistant, various nursing
Liberal Arts237liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities
Security and Law Enforcement139criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech, security and protective services
Construction Trades89construction, plumbing
Medical Support and Technology78sonography and ultrasound tech, radiographer, physician assistant, clinical and medical lab science
Mechanics and Repair57automobile mechanics
Business and Management47business management, business administration, accounting technology, small business management, MIS
Engineering Technician43water quality and recycling tech, manufacturing tech, drafting
Production Trades33welding
Family and Social Work28child development
Photography and Commercial Art22cinematography
Medical Administration22medical office management
Real Estate and Construction Management18real estate
Medicine5health professions
Drama and Performing Arts4theatre design
Conservation and Resource Management4natural resources policy
Office and Administration2office data entry

Number of programs and degrees for Red Rocks Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year54322
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years14414
Associate's degree41724

Red Rocks Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Red Rocks Community College had a total enrollment of 7,223 students (4,600 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 2%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 19%
20-21 16%
22-24 14%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 11%
50-64 7%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Mexico1%

Red Rocks Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 35 %

Red Rocks Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Lakewood, 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.

Red Rocks Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,227
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,151
Books and supplies $ 1,749

Financial Aid:
Red Rocks Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 954300)

Red Rocks Community College Faculty

Red Rocks Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track910

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$55,1287$58,391
Associate professoracademic year4$51,5223$52,348
Assistant professoracademic year23$45,12028$45,041
All faculty totalacademic year30$46,97538$48,077

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Red Rocks Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Drama And Performing Arts
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Office Management/Administration

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Physician Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing, Other

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Security and Protective Services, Other

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What Sets Red Rocks Community College Apart:

% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Top 7%Red Rocks Community College % of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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% of degrees in photography and commercial art
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Top 16%Red Rocks Community College % of degrees in photography and commercial art
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Top 16%Red Rocks Community College Male % of student body
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 16%Red Rocks Community College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in construction trades
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Top 17%Red Rocks Community College % of degrees in construction trades
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Top 18%Red Rocks Community College Number of degree programs
% students 40 years or older
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Top 19%Red Rocks Community College % students 40 years or older

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)

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