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Pueblo Community College, located in Pueblo, Colorado, is a public, non-denominational, coeducational, two-year institution that was founded in 1933 and is currently operating on the semester system. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, (212) 263-0456.
Pueblo Community College is governed by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, which comprises thirteen state system community colleges. The Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) is the central policy and coordinating board for all public institutions of higher education and establishes policy on legislative, academic, and fiscal matters.
PCC has an open-door admission policy. This means we impose no admission requirements on individuals 16 years of age or older. However, admission to the college does not guarantee they can enroll in certain courses or programs having certain prerequisites or program admission requirements. Individuals may apply online through the MyCommunity ED site, at any PCC registration station, or by filling out an application form and sending or taking it to the Admissions and Records office of the campus they plan to attend.
The average age of our students is 29 years old, and about one-third are first time college students. Approximately 80% receive some kind of financial assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, work-study jobs, and/or student loans. 64% of our students are female, and 39% represent a minority. The U.S. Department of Education has designated PCC as a Hispanic-Serving Institution based on the college’s commitment to serve Hispanic and low income students, and two Title V grants are helping PCC meet this commitment.
PCC has experienced dramatic enrollment growth over the past 15 years and we now have two branch campuses. The Fremont Campus, located in Cañon City, serves Fremont and Custer counties. Southwest Colorado Community College (A Division of PCC), serves Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, and San Juan counties. The branch campuses serve approximately 1,700 students per year and provide transfer, career, and technical programs.
PCC is one of the most dynamic and progressive community colleges in Colorado. We continually strive to provide modern facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, and comprehensive technical and transfer programs that prepare students to enter the job market or transfer to a four-year school. Our faculty and staff are committed to student success, offering quality classroom instruction and academic support.
PCC is a technologically advanced school that aims to provide a skilled and educated workforce to industry through its Gorsich Advanced Technology Center. Our partnerships with business and industry help provide the state-of-the-art equipment enabling our students to acquire the highly technical skills needed to step right into the workforce upon graduating.