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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
20
Total Enrollment in all institutes
57,339
Number of Public Educational Institutes
2
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
13
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
4
Graduation Rate
9.68%
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
1,042
On Campus and Online Programs in Colorado Springs
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
3
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
4
Number of Institutes Offering both
13
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, 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 TuitionPrograms Offered
Academy Online High SchoolN/AN/AN/AN/A
University of Colorado Colorado Springs12,559Four or more years6,62465
Colorado College2,114Four or more years50,47250
International Salon and Spa Academy308At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A4
Nazarene Bible College769Four or more years10,80014
Pikes Peak Community College13,154At least 2 but less than 4 years3,286103
Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs421At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A8
Paul Mitchell the School-Colorado Springs243At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A3
The Salon Professional Academy-Colorado Springs71At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A3
Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology78At least 2 but less than 4 years10,7662
National Personal Training Institute of Colorado37Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A1
National American University-Colorado Springs South191Four or more years12,96026
Colorado Technical University-OnlineN/AFour or more yearsN/AN/A
Everest College-Colorado Springs123At least 2 but less than 4 years11,8659
National American University-Colorado Springs195Four or more years12,96035
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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