We're Changing the Way

Colorado Goes to College.


Meeting the Needs of Today's Learner

This is not your grandfather’s community college. CCCS colleges have evolved 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.

Today’s learners also need options that fit their busy lives. Through pioneering technology projects, we’re scaling remote and asynchronous education, training, and support services to make high-quality programs available to students in every corner of the state.

Driving Economic Mobility

At CCCS, we’re in the business of transforming lives, families, and communities. We drive economic and social mobility by providing thousands of career-connected programs that lead to high-skill careers, high-wage jobs.

We educate nearly half of all resident undergraduate students of color in the state—as well as migrants, refugees, caregivers, and others who have historically been locked out of educational opportunity. Our colleges give Coloradans a foothold in a fast-changing world.

Read Alana’s story.

Solving Skills Gaps

The need for training and retraining for high demand jobs has never been greater. Several key Colorado industries—from healthcare to cybersecurity to aerospace—are facing longstanding worker shortages that threaten our economic vitality over the long haul. We are perfectly positioned to help Colorado rise to these challenges. We provide nearly 1,700 short-term, career-connected postsecondary credentials that are affordable, accessible and get Coloradans quickly into family-sustaining jobs. CCCS is the partner of choice for business and industry—and a critical player for our state’s long-term success. Read about Pueblo Community College’s partnership with EVRAZ.

Building a Stronger Workforce

No other system is as focused on building a competitive workforce for Colorado as CCCS. The vast majority of CCCS students are Colorado residents, and over 90% of our students stay in state after graduation. Our students are the backbone of our workforce and the heart of our neighborhoods, businesses, and communities.

Read about our T-PREP program training rural educators.