Creating a Shared Vision for Community Colleges

2015-2025 Strategic Plan


In collaboration with stakeholders, CCCS created a strategic plan that will make Colorado community colleges unsurpassed at providing quality educational opportunities. Our goals include:

  1. Student and CCCS workforce experience
  2. Creating education without barriers
  3. Focusing on accessibility, affordability, equity, student completion, accountability, resource development and operational excellence

Read the Strategic Plan and Annual Progress Reports

2025-2030 Strategic Planning Process




Now more than ever, Colorado needs its community colleges. Too many Coloradans are struggling to make ends meet and need pathways to family-sustaining jobs. Meanwhile, employers continue to face longstanding worker shortages in healthcare, construction, and other industries critical to our state’s success.

The Colorado Community College System is poised to solve these challenges—and we need your input to be successful. That’s why we’re asking you to join our strategic planning process.

Why a New Strategic Plan?

Our current strategic plan has guided our priorities and activities since 2015. A lot has changed since then! Together with feedback from students, employers, and Colorado communities, we’re drafting a new plan that will meet the needs of today’s learners while keeping ahead of emerging workforce and industry trends.

How Will CCCS Develop the New Plan?

CCCS is partnering with the Keystone Policy Center to conduct a statewide listening tour over March and April 2024 (see dates below). Then, we’ll work with Keystone to synthesize learnings and set a new vision grounded in responsive goals and strategies. We expect to finalize the 2030 Strategic Plan later this year.

Changing the Way Colorado Goes to College

As an open access education and training system with 13 colleges and 35 locations across Colorado, we exist to serve you—our Colorado communities. We hope you join us in building an education and workforce training system that works for everyone. State Board members may be in attendance.

Members of the press are encouraged to attend the listening sessions. To RSVP, please email cccs.communications@cccs.edu.

College Listening Tour Date and Time Location
Red Rocks Community College Monday, March 4 from 3 to 5 p.m. Community Room, 13300 W. 6th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228
Community College of Aurora Wednesday, March 13 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. Classroom Building Room 207 A & B, 16000 E. Centre Tech Parkway, Aurora, CO 80011
Arapahoe Community College Monday, March 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Students Student Life Area, Littleton Campus, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80160
Monday, March 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. – Employees Summit Room, Littleton Campus, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80160
Monday, March 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Community Members Summit Room, Littleton Campus, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80160
Pikes Peak State College Tuesday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Theatre, Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Tuesday, March 19 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Room S205, Downtown Campus, 100 West Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Morgan Community College Wednesday, March 20 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Founders Room, 920 Barlow Road, Fort Morgan, CO 80701
Northeastern Junior College Thursday, March 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ES French #126, 100 College Avenue, Sterling, CO 80751
Pueblo Community College Tuesday, March 26 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Student Commons, Southwest (Mancos) Campus, 33057 Hwy. 160, Mancos, CO 81328
Otero College Wednesday, March 27 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Room 137, McBride Hall, 1802 Colorado Avenue, La Junta, CO 81050
Lamar Community College Thursday, March 28 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Internal Stakeholders Bowman East Large Lecture Hall, 2401 Main Street, Lamar, CO 81052
Thursday, March 28 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. – External Stakeholders Bowman East Large Lecture Hall, 2401 Main Street, Lamar, CO 81052
Pueblo Community College Monday, April 1 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 5 p.m. – Students, Employees and Community Members Fortino Ballroom AB, Pueblo Campus, 900 W. Orman Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81004
Tuesday, April 2 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.– Students, Employees and Community Members Student Commons, Fremont Campus, 51320 West Highway 50, Canon City, 81212
Trinidad State College Thursday, April 4 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. – Lunch will be served. Room 120-122, Valley Campus, 1011 Main Street, Alamosa, CO 81101
Friday, April 5 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. – Lunch will be served. Sullivan Student Center, Trinidad Campus, 600 Prospect Street, Trinidad, CO 81082
Community College of Denver Wednesday, April 10 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. – Students, Employees and Community Members Community College of Denver, Confluence Building, 800 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80204
Colorado Northwestern Community College Thursday, April 18 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. – Employees and Community Members Johnson Banquet Room, Rangely Campus, 500 Kennedy Dr., Rangely, CO 81648
Thursday, April 18 from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Students Johnson Banquet Room, Rangely Campus, 500 Kennedy Dr., Rangely, CO 81648
Thursday, April 18 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. – Students, Employees and Community Members Library, Craig Campus, 2801 W 9th Street, Craig, CO 81625
Front Range Community College Tuesday, April 23 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. – Employees and Community Members Rocky Mountain Room, Westminster Campus, 3645 West 112th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80031
Tuesday, April 23 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. – Students Rocky Mountain Room, Westminster Campus, 3645 West 112th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80031
Tuesday, April 30 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. – Students Longs Peak Student Center Conference Room, Larimer Campus, 4616 S. Shields Street, Fort Collins, CO 80526
Tuesday, April 30 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. – Employees Longs Peak Student Center Conference Room, Larimer Campus, 4616 S. Shields Street, Fort Collins, CO 80526
Tuesday, April 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. – Community Members Longs Peak Student Center Conference Room, Larimer Campus, 4616 S. Shields Street, Fort Collins, CO 80526

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Thank You to Our Philanthropic Partners

CCCS thanks our philanthropic partners ZOMA Foundation and the Colorado Trust for supporting the 2025-2030 strategic planning process.