• Business needs
    a smart, innovative workforce.

    We do that...

  • A KICK in the economy

    We’re the largest system of higher education in Colorado, serving approximately 137,000 students annually and generating $3+ billion in statewide economic...

  • Colorado needs
    a vibrant, growing economy.

    We do that too...

  • edu = work FORCE2

    Our students are motivated high school graduates, dual-credit students, and working adults who want to fit an exceptional education into a busy lifestyle...

For Business

Join Us

Local, state, and national businesses, manufacturers, and organizations are reaping big benefits by partnering with community colleges. Here’s how:

  • Profitability, Productivity

    Businesses, manufacturers, and organizations across Colorado are boosting efficiency, productivity, and profitability by tapping into community college expertise

  • Custom Training

    Tell us the skills and proficiencies your organization needs, and we can shape a cost-effective employee training program that achieves your unique staffing goals.

  • Qualified Candidates

    We’ll help you build a highly qualified staff by providing a pool of qualified applicants with up-to-date know-how and hands-on experience in your field.

  • Leadership Development

    Business innovators build management effectiveness through leadership development programs for executives, administrators, and high-potential managers.

  • Internship Opportunities

    Internships are a win-win. Students get on-the-job training and employers get motivated workers who are equipped to continue as skilled, full-time professionals

  • Rapid Response

    Short-term workforce training and certificate programs deliver return on investment by developing sought-after skills with a quick turnaround.

For Students

Why Apply?

Nearly 137,000 students enroll each year at our 13 colleges statewide. Here’s why:

  • Real-world experts

    You’ll learn the most up-to-date know-how from outstanding faculty who are accomplished professionals with hands-on expertise.

  • Skills for tomorrow

    You’ll learn applicable, real-world skills because our academic programs are developed in close partnership with business, industry, and government

  • Exceptional value

    Graduates are equipped to launch rewarding careers, advance in the workplace, or pursue further educational opportunities with little or no debt

  • High Demand Careers

    You’ll have exceptional options and opportunities because our academic programs focus on current and emerging career-growth occupations

  • Close to Home

    You can balance a great education with work and a busy lifestyle because we have 39 locations across the state – we’re close by, wherever you are.

  • Technology edge

    You’ll be prepared for the competitive, high-tech workplace because our classrooms and labs are equipped with the latest technology and equipment



More than 800 academic programs. Which one is right for you?

The Community Colleges of Colorado award over 18,000 degrees and certificates each year across an incredible array of disciplines and top-growth career areas, from Arts to Sciences, Aerospace to Zoology. Explore the images below to see what your future could look like…


Our 13 colleges support 39 campuses across the state. And the open admissions policy means that we believe in encouraging and assisting all motivated high school graduates, dual-credit students, and working adults in the pursuit of their highest academic goals. Our guaranteed transfer policy means you can seamlessly transfer credits earned at any of our campuses toward a bachelor’s degree at any public university in Colorado! Click on a college below to learn more.

How to Pay

Premier quality, incredible outcomes, exceptional value.

Tuition and fees at the Community Colleges of Colorado average less than half of those at most public four-year universities. Combine that with access to outstanding professors, choice of real-world programs, and career-ready learning — it adds up to an incredible educational value!

A variety of options are also available to help fund your education. Check out the options below and contact the financial aid office at the college of your choice:

College Opportunity Fund

Funding is available for state residents pursuing an undergraduate education through the College Opportunity Fund (COF). Applying for COF support is easy, and you only have to do it once. Apply at cof.college-assist.org. You can also apply for federal and state financial aid at fafsa.ed.gov.


Grants do not have to be repaid, and you could be eligible for one or more of a variety of grants through the federal government, state agencies, and colleges.

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant
  • Federal TEACH Grant
  • Institutional grants
  • State-sponsored grants

Work Study

This program provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses.

  • On-campus (work for the school)
  • Off-campus (private nonprofit organization or a public agency)

Student Loans

Money borrowed that must be repaid.

  • Federal Stafford Loans
  • Federal Parent PLUS Loan
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Loans from private financial institutions

On Your Terms

Get Started

Getting started is quick and easy. Here’s the step by step: