Red Rocks Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,744
1.74% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$9,807
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.74%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
6,470
29.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
38.7%
216 Graduates

About

Red Rocks Community College is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, CO. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Red Rocks Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (199 degrees awarded), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (109 degrees), and General Studies (81 degrees).

In 2022, 2,069 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Red Rocks Community College. 52.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,322 degrees), 3.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (417 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Red Rocks Community College is $3,744, which is $−4,368 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Red Rocks Community College is $3,744, which is $−4,368 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,807.

In 2022, 46% of undergraduate students attending Red Rocks Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 14% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,744
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Red Rocks Community College was $3,744. The cost of tuition at Red Rocks Community College is $−4,368 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$9,807
2022 Value
11.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Red Rocks Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,807. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Red Rocks Community College grew by 11.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,844
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Red Rocks Community College was of $11,844 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.54% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
14%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Red Rocks Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 14.8% with respect to 2021, when 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.74%
2019 Default Rate
21
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Red Rocks Community College was 1.74%, which represents 21 out of the 1206 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Red Rocks Community College had a total enrollment of 6,470 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Red Rocks Community College is 1,898 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,572. This means that 29.3% of students enrolled at Red Rocks Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Red Rocks Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62% White, 22.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.93% Two or More Races, 2.98% Asian, 1.93% Black or African American, 0.541% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.139% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Red Rocks Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (35.2%), followed by White Female (26.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (52.6%), followed by White Male (18.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.42%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Red Rocks Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,470 students. The full-time enrollment at Red Rocks Community College is 1,898 and the part-time enrollment is 4,572. This means that 29.3% of students enrolled at Red Rocks Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Red Rocks Community College was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Red Rocks Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,011 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,430 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    254 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Red Rocks Community College is 62% White, 22.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.93% Two or More Races, 2.98% Asian, 1.93% Black or African American, 0.541% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.139% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 320 students (4.95%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 103 more women than men received degrees from Red Rocks Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Red Rocks Community College is white (1,322 degrees awarded). There were 3.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (417 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Red Rocks Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (199 degrees awarded), followed by Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (109 degrees) and General Studies (81 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Red Rocks Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (229 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (150 degrees), and Construction (46 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Red Rocks Community College are Police officers (134,180 people), Other managers (101,765 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (81,037 people), Construction managers (49,470 people), and Software developers (42,074 people).

The most specialized majors at Red Rocks Community College in 2022 are Protective Services (229 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (150 degrees), Construction (46 degrees), Engineering Technologies (89 degrees), and Precision Production (54 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Red Rocks Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Skincare specialists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Red Rocks Community College are Protective Services (229 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (150 degrees), Construction (46 degrees), Engineering Technologies (89 degrees), and Precision Production (54 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Red Rocks Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (318,820 people), Elementary & secondary schools (173,356 people), Construction (138,340 people), Computer Systems Design (77,562 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (68,506 people).

The most specialized majors at Red Rocks Community College are Protective Services (229 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (150 degrees), Construction (46 degrees), Engineering Technologies (89 degrees), and Precision Production (54 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Red Rocks Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 199 degrees awarded
  2. 109 degrees awarded
  3. 81 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Red Rocks Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 199 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

983
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,086
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 983 degrees were awarded to men at Red Rocks Community College, which is 0.905 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,086).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 135 degrees were awarded to men at Red Rocks Community College in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), which is 1.75 times more than the 77 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 131 degrees were awarded to men at Red Rocks Community College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.15 times more than the 61 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (49.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Red Rocks Community College is Male and White (49.5% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.24% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,322 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    417 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    95 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Red Rocks Community College is white (1,322 degrees awarded). There were 3.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (417 degrees).

5.03% of degree recipients (104 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    668 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    654 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    248 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Red Rocks Community College is white male (668 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (654 degrees).

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Operations

Red Rocks Community College employs 93 Instructors. Most academics at Red Rocks Community College are Female Instructor (57), and Male Instructor (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Red Rocks Community College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 55 employees, Service, with 38 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 35 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$26.7M
2022 Salaries
1.79%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Red Rocks Community College paid a median of $26.7M in salaries, a 1.79% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.02M
Instructional Salaries
93
Number of Employees

In 2022, Red Rocks Community College paid a total of $7.02M to 93 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
93 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
55 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Red Rocks Community College was Instructor with 93 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Red Rocks Community College were Business and Financial Operations with 55 employees, Service with 38 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Red Rocks Community College was Female Instructor with 57 employees, and Male Instructor with 36 employees.

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