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Community College of Denver (CCD) fact sheets have been developed to give convenient access to the most commonly requested information concerning the College. These facts contain enrollment information (FTE and Headcount), numbers of full-time and part-time students, information on enrollment by ethnicity, gender, and age, and graduation.

FTE by Academic Year †

  AY  14 -15 AY 15 - 16 AY 16 - 17 AY 17 - 18 AY 18 - 19
RESIDENT FTE
ENROLLMENT
5,604 5,092 4,971 4,835 4,638
NON-RESIDENT FTE
ENROLLMENT
537 535 464 446 364
TOTAL FTE
ENROLLMENT
6,141 5,627 5,435 5,281 5,002
TOTAL FTE CHANGE
FROM PRIOR YEAR
-0.9% -8.4% -3.4% -2.8% -5.3%

† As reported each fall term in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 12-month enrollment

FTE By Location & Teaching Modality*

  Ay 14 - 15 AY 15 - 16 AY 16 - 17 AY 17 - 18 AY 18 - 19
AURARIA 4,523 4,160 4,034 3,823 3,633
LOWRY 226 193 174 196 210
AMC (NORTH SITE) 44 52 71 84 85
ONLINE 997 944 908 959 901
CONCURRENT & ASCENT 622 534 530 473 498

*As calculated from IBM Cognos Analytics reported and submitted each spring End of Term/Academic Year to the Colorado Department of Higher Education

Headcount and Percentage by Gender ‡

  FALL 2015 FALL 2016 FALL 2017 FALL 2018 FALL 2019
FEMALE 5,150 56.4% 5,190 57.6% 4,937 57.7% 4,677 59.3% 4,858 59.0%
MALE 3,978 43.6% 3,823 42.4% 3,619 42.3% 3,211 40.7% 3,377 41.0%
UNKNOWN 2 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 3 0.0%
TOTAL
HEADCOUNT
9,130 100.0% 9,013 100.0% 8,556 100.0% 7,888 100.0% 8,238 100.0%

‡ Data for Fall 2019 was collected from the Colorado Community College System - Cognos reporting tool. Data for previous years was collected from the Student Unit Record Data System (SURDS) enrollment data, which is reported to the Colorado Department of Higher Education each fall term.

Headcount and Percentage by Age ‡

  FALL 2015 FALL 2016 FALL 2017 FALL 2018 FALL 2019
19 & UNDER 3,010 33.0% 3,240 35.9% 2,971 34.7% 2,784 35.3% 2,853 34.6%
20 TO 24 2,882 31.6% 2,767 30.7% 2,628 30.7% 2,415 30.6% 2,642 32.1%
25 T0 29 1,446 15.8% 1,434 15.9% 1,439 16.8% 1,286 16.3% 1,310 15.9%
30 TO 34 758 8.3% 656 7.3% 666 7.8% 649 8.2% 663 8.0%
35 TO 39 387 4.2% 351 3.9% 352 4.1% 328 4.2% 329 4.0%
40 & OVER 646 7.1% 565 6.3% 500 5.8% 426 5.4% 434 5.3%
UNKNOWN 1 0.0% 0   0   0   7 0.1%
AVERAGE AGE 24.6 years 24.1 years 24.1 years 24 years 23.5 years

‡ Data for Fall 2019 was collected from the Colorado Community College System - Cognos reporting tool. Data for previous years was collected from the Student Unit Record Data System (SURDS) enrollment data, which is reported to the Colorado Department of Higher Education each fall term.

Headcount and Percentage by Race/Ethnicity ‡

  FALL 2015 FALL 2016 FALL 2017 FALL 2018 FALL 2019
ASIAN 476 5.2% 475 5.3% 457 5.3% 430 5.5% 472 5.7%
BLACK OR 
AFRICAN AMERICAN
1,030 11.3% 933 10.3% 908 10.6% 878 11.1% 910 11.0%
HAWAIIAN OR
PACIFIC ISLANDER
25 0.3% 22 0.2% 19 0.2% 11 0.1% 10 0.1%
HISPANIC 2,380 26.1% 2,826 31.4% 2,856 33.4% 2,671 33.9% 3,001 36.4%
MORE THAN ONE
RACE/ETHNICITY
401 4.4% 380 4.2% 319 3.7% 343 4.3% 349 4.2%
NATIVE AMERICAN OR
ALASKAN AMERICAN
100 1.1% 79 0.9% 72 0.8% 68 0.9% 78 0.9%
NON-RESIDENT ALIEN 634 6.9% 636 7.1% 601 7.0% 552 7.0% 585 7.1%
UNKNOWN ETHNICITY 879 9.6% 687 7.6% 590 7.0% 475 6.0% 268 3.3%
WHITE,
NON-HISPANIC
3,205 35.1% 2,975 33.0% 2,734 32.0% 2,460 31.2% 2,565 31.1%
HEADCOUNT TOTALS 9,130 100.0% 9,013 100.0% 8,556 100.0% 7,888 100.0% 8,238 100.0%

‡ Data for Fall 2019 was collected from the Colorado Community College System - Cognos reporting tool. Data for previous years was collected from the Student Unit Record Data System (SURDS) enrollment data, which is reported to the Colorado Department of Higher Education each fall term.

Headcount and Percentage by Registration Status ‡

  FALL 2015 FALL 2016 FALL 2017 FALL 2018 FALL 2019
FIRST TIME 1,463 16.0% 1,404 15.6% 1,440 16.8% 1,527 19.4% 1,545 18.8%
TRANSFER 1,043 11.4% 938 10.4% 198 2.3% 726 9.2% 884 10.7%
CONTINUING OR READMIT 5,321 58.3% 5,279 58.6% 5,752 67.2% 4,486 56.9% 4,290 52.1%
HIGH SCHOOL CONCURRENT 
ENROLLMENT
1,303 14.3% 1,392 15.4% 1,166 13.6% 1,149 14.6% 1,519 18.4%

Full Time versus Part-Time Enrollment

  FALL 2015 FALL 2016 FALL 2017 FALL 2018 FALL 2019
FULL-TIME ENROLLMENT (>= 12 credits) 2,454 26.9% 2,379 26.4% 2,441 28.5% 2,343 29.7% 2,454 29.8%
PART-TIME ENROLLMENT (< 12 cREDITS) 6,676 73.1% 6,634 73.6% 6,115 71.5% 5,545 70.3% 5,784 70.2%

‡ Data for Fall 2019 was collected from the Colorado Community College System - Cognos reporting tool. Data for previous years was collected from the Student Unit Record Data System (SURDS) enrollment data, which is reported to the Colorado Department of Higher Education each fall term.

Headcount by Military Status ‡

  FALL 2015 FALL 2016 FALL 2017 FALL 2018 FALL 2019
ACTIVE MILITARY 14 6 3 4 0
DEPENDENT OF ACTIVE MILITARY0 113 0 0 0 0
HONORABLE DISCHARGED VETERAN 72 48 193 45 11
OTHER VETERAN STATUS 188 179 73 157 174

‡ Data for Fall 2019 was collected from the Colorado Community College System - Cognos reporting tool. Data for previous years was collected from the Student Unit Record Data System (SURDS) enrollment data, which is reported to the Colorado Department of Higher Education each fall term.

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community College of Denver is pleased to provide the following information regarding our institution's graduation/completion and transfer rates. The information is provided in compliance with the Higher Education Student Right to Know Act of 1965, as amended (Public Law 101-542). The rates reflect the graduation/completion and transfer status of students who began the cohort year as a first-time, full-time degree or certificate seekers.

Graduation and transfer rates are based on three (3) years of attendance that equates to 150 percent of our longest program. These rates do not include students who left the school to serve in the armed forces, on official church missions, or in the foreign service of the federal government. Students who died or were totally and permanently disabled are also excluded.

Other information about the percentage of degrees conferred by academic program, enrollment, and persistent data can be found in the Common Data Set report

  First-Time, Full Time
Degree Seeking
3-Year Grad Rate Transfers Within 3 Years Transfer Out Rate
 
FALL 2013 759 9% 98 13%
FALL 2014 873 10% 96 11%
FALL 2015 635 10% 61 10%
FALL 2016 571 13% 75 13%
FALL 2017 407 15% 67 16%