Red Rocks Community College

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School Overview

Red Rocks Community College is a two-year community college with campuses in Lakewood and Arvada, Colorado. Red Rocks students can choose from over 150 fields of study, with Associate’s degrees in four areas: arts, sciences, applied science and general studies.

Red Rocks has earned the nickname “The Ivy of Community Colleges” for its high academic standards and qualified faculty. Many students transfer their coursework to a four-year university. Red Rocks has a General Education Transfer Program that is recognized by all major colleges and universities in Colorado.

Red Rocks students can also receive professional certification in a wide range of fields, including business, health care, education, computer information systems, graphic design, accounting, law enforcement, fire science, construction technology, auto technology and outdoor education.

Red Rocks also has a writing center, both online and on-campus, where students can develop college-level writing skills. Free tutoring and study groups are available at both campuses.

Rock Rocks Community College was founded as part of the Community College of Denver in 1969. The school became independent and adopted its current name in 1983, opening the Arvada campus in 1990.

General Information

Admission Office

13300 West Sixth Avenue

Box 5

Lakewood, CO 80228-1255

(303) 914-6351

Fax: (303) 989-6919

Contact: Dean Rathe

Director of Enrollment Services
Main Address

13300 West Sixth Avenue

Lakewood, CO 80228-1255

(303) 914-6000

Total undergrads: 7,604

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,536


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Film Production/Cinematography A,C
Photography A,C
Theater Design/Stagecraft A,C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A
Biotechnology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A,C
Business Administration/Management A
Business-interdisciplinary A
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Management Information Systems A,C
Real Estate A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications C
Computer Programming – General C
Database Management C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management C
Web/Multimedia Design C
Web/Multimedia Management A,C

Construction Trades

Carpentry A,C
Construction Trades – General A,C
Electrician A,C
Plumbing A,C


Teacher Assistance A,C

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Energy Systems A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration A,C
Industrial Technology A,C
Manufacturing Technologies A,C
Water Quality/Treatment C

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Service C
Child Development A,C

Foreign Language & Literature

French A
German A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Holistic health certificate C
Medical Office Administration A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing Assistance C
Phlebotomy C
Physician assistant C
RN refresher program C
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Reflexology certificate C
Vascular technology C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Forest Technology A,C

Personal & Culinary Services

Aesthetics/Skin Care C
Cosmetology A,C
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A,C
Hair Styling/Design C
Manicure/Nails A,C

Precision Production Trades

Machine Shop Technology A,C
Welding Technology A,C
Woodworking A

Science Technologies

Applied technology A

Security & Protective Services

Emergency Management/Homeland Security A,C
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C
Law Enforcement Administration A,C
Police Science C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Red Rocks Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (303) 914-6600
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 13300 W Sixth Ave, Lakewood, CO 80228-1255
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 7,008
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 5,028 (72% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $4,263
Out-of-state Tuition: $15,350
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 44%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,651

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Red Rocks Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Red Rocks Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 33
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 43
Construction Trades 42
Education 21
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 531
Health Professions and Related Programs 1461
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 43
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 45
Natural Resources and Conservation 21
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 21
Personal and Culinary Services 42
Precision Production 43
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Visual and Performing Arts 32
Grand total 564011

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Red Rocks Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $4,263
Out-of-state $15,350
Books and supplies $1,800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $10,771
Out-of-state $11,780

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 267 44%
Grant or scholarship aid 262 43% $5,651
Student loan aid 113 19% $4,078

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,121 29% $5,499
Federal student loans 1,334 18% $4,273

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Red Rocks Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Red Rocks Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Red Rocks Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 7,008
Undergraduate enrollment 6,942
Graduate enrollment 66

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Red Rocks Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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