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Colorado Springs Colleges and Schools

Those seeking higher education opportunities in Colorado Springs have more than a dozen options from which to choose, ranging from beauty schools and faith-based colleges, to schools that offer doctoral programs in computer science. When it's time for a break from studies, students can explore the area's beautiful natural elements, such as the sandstone formations at Garden of the Gods, the underground caves and crystals at Cave of the Winds, and nearby Pikes Peak. Peterson Air Force Base brings a military presence to the city; the Colorado Springs' headquarters of the U.S. Olympic Committee means that about 15,000 athletes make the city their home.

Fun Facts about Trade and Technical Schools in Colorado Springs

There are several vocational colleges in Colorado Springs, but the two most prominent are Pikes Peak Community College and the Colorado Springs campus of Intellitec College. Each has degree programs that seems to fit the city's needs. PPCC students gravitate towards programs in the business, construction, healthcare and law enforcement sectors, while students at Intellitec focus on mechanic and repair technologies.

Fun Facts about Colorado Springs Colleges and Universities

The oldest of the colleges and universities in Colorado Springs, Colorado College was established in 1874 on land designated by General William Jackson Palmer, a U.S. Civil War veteran and founder of the city itself. The honor for the largest of the Colorado Springs colleges goes to Colorado Technical University at Colorado Springs. CTU students tend to go for business administration, criminal justice and medical office assistant degree programs, while Colorado College attendees prefer economics, political science and molecular biology. Neither school can compete when it comes to athletics, though, as the United States Air Force Academy's Division I Air Force Falcons soar above them both.

Graduate Schools in Colorado Springs

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs offers dozens of master's and doctoral programs in various fields, including psychology, physics, computer science and mechanical engineering. Comparatively, Colorado College offers master's programs in teaching, while Colorado Technical University's most popular master's and doctoral degrees are primarily in the fields of business, management and technology.

To learn about more postsecondary options in the state, view the list of Colorado colleges.

Sources:

  • About Colorado Springs, Visit Colorado Springs, Accessed October 2018, https://www.visitcos.com/about-cvb/about-colorado-springs/
  • Degrees & Certificates, Pikes Peak Community College, Accessed October 2018, https://www.ppcc.edu/degrees-certificates#!/search
  • Departments & Programs, Colorado College, Accessed October 2018, https://www.coloradocollege.edu/academics/dept/
  • Palmer's Vision, Colorado College, Accessed October 2018, https://www.coloradocollege.edu/other/senseofplace/water/palmers-vision.html
  • Degree Programs, Colorado Technical University, Accessed October 2018, https://www.coloradotech.edu/degrees
  • Master's Degrees, UCCS, Accessed October 2018, https://www.uccs.edu/degreesandprograms/uccs-masters-degrees

Education Institutes in Colorado Springs
Total Number of Educational Institutes
16
Total Enrollment in all institutes
31,846
Number of Public Educational Institutes
2
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
10
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
4
Graduation Rate
13.91%
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
999
On Campus and Online Programs in Colorado Springs
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
3
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
3
Number of Institutes Offering both
10
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2017-18, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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Colleges and Universities in Colorado Springs
SchoolTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg. In-State Tuition & FeesNumber of Programs Offered
Pikes Peak Community College13,275At least 2 but less than 4 years$3,726106
Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs536At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A7
Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs87At least 2 but less than 4 years$12,01510
CollegeAmerica-Colorado Springs206Four or more years$16,9683
Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology109At least 2 but less than 4 years$11,4352
National Personal Training Institute of Colorado37Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A1
University of Colorado Colorado Springs12,932Four or more years$8,31473
Colorado College2,118Four or more years$52,81849
International Salon and Spa Academy280At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A4
Nazarene Bible College743Four or more years$11,76014
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Colorado Springs267At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A4
Paul Mitchell the School-Colorado Springs204At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A3
The Salon Professional Academy-Colorado Springs69At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A3
National American University-Colorado Springs South152Four or more years$15,00027
National American University-Colorado Springs196Four or more years$15,00036
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2017-18, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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