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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 graduation and enrollment by ethnicity, gender and age.

FTE by Academic Year †

  AY 16 - 17 AY 17 - 18 AY 18 - 19 AY 19 - 20 AY  20 - 21
RESIDENT FTE
ENROLLMENT*
4,971 4,835 4,638 4723 4136
NON-RESIDENT FTE
ENROLLMENT
464 446 364 286 216
Non-Countable FTE       13.4 .3
TOTAL FTE
ENROLLMENT
5,435 5,281 5,002 5023 4352.84
TOTAL FTE CHANGE
FROM PRIOR YEAR
-3.4% -2.8% -5.3% 0.4% -15.4%

† As reported each fall term in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 12-month Enrollment for AY 16-17 through AY 18-19; As reported in the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) Final FTE; for AY 19-20 through present. * Includes Basic Skills Tutoring FTE beginning AY 19-20. 

FTE By Location & Teaching Modality*

  AY 16 - 17 AY 17 - 18 AY 18 - 19 AY 19 - 20 AY 20 - 21
AURARIA 4,034 3,823 3,633 3,332 2408
LOWRY 174 196 210 180 153
Advanced Manufacturing Center 71 84 85 71 66
ONLINE 908 959 901 1036 1317

*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 2016 FALL 2017 FALL 2018 FALL 2019 FALL 2020
FEMALE 5,190 57.6% 4,937 57.7% 4,677 59.3% 4,858 59.0% 4,617 63.4%
MALE 3,823 42.4% 3,619 42.3% 3,211 40.7% 3,377 41.0% 2,662 36.6%
UNKNOWN 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 3 0.0% 1 0.0%
TOTAL
HEADCOUNT
9,013 100.0% 8,556 100.0% 7,888 100.0% 8,238 100.0% 7,303 100.0%

‡ Data for Fall 2019 and Fall 2020 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 2016 FALL 2017 FALL 2018 FALL 2019 FALL 2020
19 & UNDER 3,240 35.9% 2,971 34.7% 2,784 35.3% 2,853 34.6% 2,401 33.0%
20 TO 24 2,767 30.7% 2,628 30.7% 2,415 30.6% 2,642 32.1% 2,246 30.8%
25 T0 29 1,434 15.9% 1,439 16.8% 1,286 16.3% 1,310 15.9% 1,241 17.0%
30 TO 34 656 7.3% 666 7.8% 649 8.2% 663 8.0% 673 89.2%
35 TO 39 351 3.9% 352 4.1% 328 4.2% 329 4.0% 346 4.7%
40 & OVER 565 6.3% 500 5.8% 426 5.4% 434 5.3% 374 5.1%
UNKNOWN 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0% 7 0.1%   0.0%
AVERAGE AGE 24.1 years 24.1 years 24 years 23.5 years 24.1 years

‡ Data for Fall 2019 and Fall 2020 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 2016 FALL 2017 FALL 2018 FALL 2019 FALL 2020
ASIAN 475 5.3% 457 5.3% 430 5.5% 472 5.7% 392 5.2%
BLACK OR 
AFRICAN AMERICAN
933 10.3% 908 10.6% 878 11.1% 910 11.0% 773 10.6%
HAWAIIAN OR
PACIFIC ISLANDER
22 0.2% 19 0.2% 11 0.1% 10 0.1% 12 0.2%
HISPANIC 2,826 31.4% 2,856 33.4% 2,671 33.9% 3,001 36.4% 2652 36.4%
MORE THAN ONE
RACE/ETHNICITY
380 4.2% 319 3.7% 343 4.3% 349 4.2% 303 4.2%
NATIVE AMERICAN
OR ALASKAN
AMERICAN
79 0.9% 72 0.8% 68 0.9% 78 0.9% 64 0.9%
NON-RESIDENT ALIEN 636 7.1% 601 7.0% 552 7.0% 585 7.1% 376 5.4%
UNKNOWN ETHNICITY 687 7.6% 590 7.0% 475 6.0% 268 3.3% 179 2.5%
WHITE,
NON-HISPANIC
2,975 33.0% 2,734 32.0% 2,460 31.2% 2,565 31.1% 2530 34.7%
HEADCOUNT TOTALS 9,013 100.0% 8,556 100.0% 7,888 100.0% 8,238 100.0% 7281 100.0%

‡ Data for Fall 2019 and Fall 2020 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 2016 FALL 2017 FALL 2018 FALL 2019 FALL 2020
FIRST TIME 1,404 15.6% 1,440 16.8% 1,527 19.4% 1,545 18.8% 1189 16.3%
TRANSFER 938 10.4% 198 2.3% 726 9.2% 884 10.7% 754 10.4%
CONTINUING OR READMIT 5,279 58.6% 5,752 67.2% 4,486 56.9% 4,290 52.1% 4153 57.0%
HIGH SCHOOL CONCURRENT 
ENROLLMENT
1,392 15.4% 1,166 13.6% 1,149 14.6% 1,519 18.4% 1185 16.3%

Full Time versus Part-Time Enrollment

  FALL 2016 FALL 2017 FALL 2018 FALL 2019 FALL 2020
FULL-TIME ENROLLMENT (>= 12 credits) 2,379 26.4% 2,441 28.5% 2,343 29.7% 2,454 29.8% 2,055 28.2%
PART-TIME ENROLLMENT (< 12 cREDITS) 6,634 73.6% 6,115 71.5% 5,545 70.3% 5,784 70.2% 5,226 71.8%

‡ Data for Fall 2019 and Fall 2020 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 2016 FALL 2017 FALL 2018 FALL 2019 FALL 2020
VETERAN 227 266 202 185 168

‡ 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 first-time, full-time degree or certificate seekers. The 4-year average Student Right-to-Know completion or graduation rate is 14%; the 4-year average Student Right-to-Know transfer rate is 13%.  These rates are averaged over 4-year's worth of cohorts.

Graduation and transfer rates in this table are based on the cohort of first-time in college, full-time degree-seeking students who complete a certificate or degree within 150% of the time to a degree.  Because CCD offers 4-year degrees, our current IPEDS cohort is Cohort Year 2014, which allows tracking of six years (150% of the time to a 4-year degree).  However, all the students in the Cohort Year 2014 were measured at three (3) years, which is 150% of the time to an associate's degree, since none of them were in a 4-year degree cohort.  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.

COHORT YEAR 2014 NUMBER IN COHORT COMPLETERS GRADUATION RATE* TRANSFER OUT TRANSFER OUT RATE**
OVERALL 557 103 18% 71 13%

*Completing within three years (150% of the time to Associate's Degree)  **Non-completers (did not graduate from CCD) who transferred to another 2-year or 4-year college or university within three years

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 Student Data

Graduation and transfer rates in this table are based on the cohort of first-time in college, full-time degree-seeking students (FTFT) who complete a certificate or degree within 150% of the time to a degree.  Because CCD offers 4-year degrees, our current IPEDS cohort is Cohort Year 2014, which allows tracking of six years (150% of the time to a 4-year degree).  However, all the students in the Cohort Year 2014 were measured at three (3) years, which is 150% of the time to an associate's degree, since none of them were in a 4-year degree cohort.  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.

FTFT COHORT YEAR 2014 by Gender NUMBER IN COHORT COMPLETERS GRADUATION RATE* TRANSFER OUT TRANSFER OUT RATE**
Males 286 47 16% 28 10%
Females 271 56 21% 43 16%
FTFT COHORT YEAR 2014 By Pell Eligibility NUMBER IN COHORT COMPLETERS GRADUATION RATE* TRANSFER OUT TRANSFER OUT RATE**
Received Pell 315 48 15% Not Available Not Available
FTFT COHORT YEAR 2014 by Race/Ethnicity NUMBER IN COHORT COMPLETERS GRADUATION RATE* TRANSFER OUT TRANSFER OUT RATE**
American Indian/Alaskan Native 7 0 0.0% 1 14.3%
Asian 37 6 16.2% 2 5.4%
Black or African American 64 7 10.9% 6 9.4%
Hispanic 155 28 18.1% 16 10.3%
Multiple Races 25 3 12.0% 8 32.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Non-Resident Alien 90 31 34.4% 7 7.8%
Unknown 24 0 0.0% 3 12.5%
White 155 28 18.1% 28 18.1%

*Completing within three years (150% of the time to Associate's Degree)  **Non-completers (did not graduate from CCD) who transferred to another 2-year or 4-year college or university within three years

Data Source: IPEDS 2020 Graduation Rate Survey

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

Student Success Data

SUCCESS IN COURSES AT CCD ACADEMIC YEAR 2017 ACADEMIC YEAR 2018 ACADEMIC YEAR 2019 ACADEMIC YEAR 2020 ACADEMIC YEAR 2021
SUCCEEDED 73.7% 73.7% 74.6% 71.8%% 70.9%
DID NOT SUCCEED 26.3% 26.3% 25.4% 27.6% 28.8%
INCOMPLETE 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% .3%

Success in a course is defined as grades of AU (Audit), A, B, C, S, S/A, S/B, S/C

Non-Success in a course is defined as grades of D, F, U/D, U/F, AW (Administrative Withdrawal), and W (Withdrawal)

Incomplete is a grade of "I" and is not yet a successful or non-successful grade

Grades of AU (Audit) are very rare and do not affect grades significantly