Pikes Peak State College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,754
2.01% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$9,629
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.13%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
11,899
33.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
22.9%
241 Graduates

About

Pikes Peak State College is a higher education institution located in El Paso County, CO. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Pikes Peak State College were General Studies (467 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (461 degrees), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (107 degrees).

In 2022, 3,050 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pikes Peak State College. 56.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,898 degrees), 3.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (560 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pikes Peak State College is $3,754, which is $−4,358 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Pikes Peak State College is $3,754, which is $−4,358 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,629.

In 2022, 61% of undergraduate students attending Pikes Peak State College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 16% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,754
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Pikes Peak State College was $3,754. The cost of tuition at Pikes Peak State College is $−4,358 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$9,629
2022 Value
1.92%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Pikes Peak State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,629. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Pikes Peak State College grew by 1.92%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,024
Room and Board
$1,460
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pikes Peak State College was of $12,024 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5.11% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,460. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 18.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
16%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

61% of undergraduate students at Pikes Peak State College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 27.1% with respect to 2021, when 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.13%
2019 Default Rate
78
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Pikes Peak State College was 3.13%, which represents 78 out of the 2489 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Pikes Peak State College had a total enrollment of 11,899 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Pikes Peak State College is 4,031 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,868. This means that 33.9% of students enrolled at Pikes Peak State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pikes Peak State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.8% White, 23.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.14% Black or African American, 6.72% Two or More Races, 3.29% Asian, 0.689% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.42% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Pikes Peak State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.7%), followed by White Male (24.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pikes Peak State College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,899 students. The full-time enrollment at Pikes Peak State College is 4,031 and the part-time enrollment is 7,868. This means that 33.9% of students enrolled at Pikes Peak State College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

53%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Pikes Peak State College was 53%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Pikes Peak State College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    6,515 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,833 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    850 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pikes Peak State College is 54.8% White, 23.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.14% Black or African American, 6.72% Two or More Races, 3.29% Asian, 0.689% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.42% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 259 students (2.18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 372 more women than men received degrees from Pikes Peak State College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pikes Peak State College is white (1,898 degrees awarded). There were 3.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (560 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Pikes Peak State College is General Studies (467 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (461 degrees) and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (107 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Pikes Peak State College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (90 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (266 degrees), and Precision Production (136 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pikes Peak State College are Police officers (134,061 people), Other managers (97,202 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (81,179 people), Software developers (44,378 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (40,750 people).

The most specialized majors at Pikes Peak State College in 2022 are Communication Technologies (90 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (266 degrees), Precision Production (136 degrees), Engineering Technologies (183 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,035 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pikes Peak State College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Skincare specialists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Pikes Peak State College are Communication Technologies (90 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (266 degrees), Precision Production (136 degrees), Engineering Technologies (183 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,035 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pikes Peak State College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (318,212 people), Elementary & secondary schools (174,265 people), Computer Systems Design (81,857 people), Construction (69,354 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (69,315 people).

The most specialized majors at Pikes Peak State College are Communication Technologies (90 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (266 degrees), Precision Production (136 degrees), Engineering Technologies (183 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,035 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Pikes Peak State College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 467 degrees awarded
  2. 461 degrees awarded
  3. 107 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Pikes Peak State College was General Studies with 467 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,339
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,711
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,339 degrees were awarded to men at Pikes Peak State College, which is 0.783 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,711).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 188 degrees were awarded to men at Pikes Peak State College in Automobile Mechanics Technology, which is 11.8 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 327 degrees were awarded to men at Pikes Peak State College in General Studies, which is 2.34 times more than the 140 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (35.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Pikes Peak State College is Female and Asian (35.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.81% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,898 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    560 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    175 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pikes Peak State College is white (1,898 degrees awarded). There were 3.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (560 degrees).

3.84% of degree recipients (117 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,036 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    862 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    331 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pikes Peak State College is white female (1,036 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (862 degrees).

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Operations

Pikes Peak State College has an endowment valued at nearly $4.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 497k (12.1%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Pikes Peak State College had a total salary expenditure of 116M. Pikes Peak State College employs 186 No academic ranks. Most academics at Pikes Peak State College are Female No academic rank (112), and Male No academic rank (74).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pikes Peak State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 163 employees, Management, with 52 employees, and Service with 36 employees.

Endowment

$4.1M
2022 Endowment
19.9%
decline from 2021

Pikes Peak State College has an endowment valued at about $4.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Pikes Peak State College declined 19.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.11M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$46.3M
2022 Salaries
2.75%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Pikes Peak State College paid a median of $46.3M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($116M) and a 2.75% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.9M
Instructional Salaries
186
Number of Employees

In 2022, Pikes Peak State College paid a total of $11.9M to 186 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
186 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
163 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pikes Peak State College was No academic rank with 186 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pikes Peak State College were Office and Administrative Support with 163 employees, Management with 52 employees, and Service with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pikes Peak State College was Female No academic rank with 112 employees, and Male No academic rank with 74 employees.

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