Students Succeed at PPCC

Pikes Peak Community College was established in 1968 as El Paso Community College and has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1975. PPCC is a two-year college offering 158 associate degrees and various certifications in career and technical fields. We offer classes in multiple locations, with three main campuses, two satellite campuses and two military education centers in El Paso County, PPCC serves about 21,000 students annually.


PPCC faculty are experts in their fields, bringing real world experience to the classroom and using the latest technology to stay ahead of the curve. And, classes are small so students get the attention they deserve.


We offer day, evening, weekend courses in traditional classrooms, online and hybrid formats. With hundreds of programs to choose from students can earn an associate degree, pursue certificates in career and technical fields to get the skills needed to quickly enter the workforce or simply attend personal enrichment classes.


Everyone should have the opportunity to go to college, and PPCC tuition is nearly half that of a four-year public college. Over half of our students receive financial aid and we encourage all students to apply for FAFSA, which helps students then acquire grants, loans, work-study and scholarships.

Start here. Finish there.

PPCC's flexibility and affordability make it easy to earn your associates degree here then transfer to a 4-year institution to attain your bachelor’s or beyond. Our faculty and advising staff can help you develop a plan.

Because student success is top priority, PPCC offers a variety of support services for its diverse student population. PPCC has a nationally accredited Child Development Center and the Military Center of Excellence supports active military, their families and veteran students who are making the transition to civilian life.


PPCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456.

Self-Study Report 2014 (PDF)