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in a diverse urban environment.
CCD Main Campus

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 173363
Campus Box 201
Denver, CO 80217-3363

Physical Address:
Cherry Creek Building
1111 W Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80204

800 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80204


Student Development & Retention

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I am Ryan Ross, Dean of Student Development & Retention at Community College of Denver (CCD).  Whether you are already a CCD student or thinking about becoming one, I extend a personal welcome, I‘m glad you’re here! Each year thousands of students walk through our doors looking for a better way of life through education.  You can be one of them.  At CCD we are committed to excellence and helping each student achieve their educational goals; we are here with a variety of programs and services that work to assure student success.  Together, we will find the programs that are right for you.


Student Development & Retention

Helping students have the best possible college experience, that’s the goal of Student Development & Retention at Community College of Denver. 

Student Development & Retention is an educational hub for all students.

Who we serve:

• All CCD students
• Students needing  developmental education (those not quite ready for college-level work)
• Low-income students
• Students who are first generation, the first in their families to attend college
• Students with disabilities

Based on the student’s identified needs, Student Development and Retention will determine which program is best for the individual.  With support and information, students become empowered and motivated students as they work to meet their educational goals.

Student Support:

The programs of Student Development and Retention provide support and information in these ways:

  • Assist students in determining their interests and abilities, discuss educational goals, and help students develop long term and short term plans to make their goals a reality.
  • Help students become self-sufficient and self-directed.
  • Provide testing to determine student interests and abilities.
  • Provide individual and group services to students who may be experiencing learning difficulties.
  • Connect the student with services based on the individual’s needs.
  • Help students learn ways to adjust to college and succeed.
  • Provide opportunities for students to experience additional cultural and educational events.
  • Provide the student with educational and career exploration workshops to help the student better understand broad career options and what it means to be a transfer student.
  • Help students understand and appreciate the differences between an academic and technical education and the career options of each.