Transforming Lives, Families, And Communities

With 13 colleges and over 35 locations, our impact is truly statewide. Almost all of our 115,000 students are Colorado residents, and we educate nearly half of all undergraduate resident students of color in the state.

As the largest provider of education and workforce training, we pledge to keep tuition low, quality high, and to deliver skilled talent to Colorado business and industry.

Changing the Way Colorado Goes to College

CCCS colleges have evolved alongside business and industry needs to provide a range of programs, from short-term industry credentials and associate degrees to dozens of Bachelor’s of applied science degrees and even one Master’s degree.

1,500+ academic and training programs

15 bachelor’s degree programs with more in development

1,000+ industry certificate programs

570 associate degree programs

Maximizing Value for Students and Our State

We promise every Coloradan an affordable college education—one that will not saddle our students with mountains of debt.


of CCCS students who graduate debt-free


average return on every dollar invested in a CCCS education


lower tuition rate compared to Colorado universities

The Partner of Choice For Business and Industry

More than any other higher education system, we’re delivering a diverse, skilled, and competitive workforce for Colorado. We work closely with industry to design pathways needed for today’s and tomorrow’s industries.

Read about our impact in healthcare and advanced industries.


federal and state workforce grants awarded to CCCS


custom workforce trainings implemented annually

Join the Movement to #SupportCCs

To keep Colorado competitive, we must expand access to high-quality, affordable, and supportive education and training. We need leaders like you to champion community colleges and our students. There are many ways to get involved:

Download resources from our Advocacy Toolkit and share why you #SupportCCs.

CCCS programs are built by industry, for industry. Learn how you can partner with our colleges to train a workforce ready on day one.

Through our Foundation, you power programs and scholarships that make college possible for thousands of Coloradans.