Colleges in Colorado Springs
Located in the east central part of Colorado, Colorado Springs is the largest city by area in the state, as well as the second most populated. Twenty four national governing bodies of sport call Colorado Springs home, including USA Basketball, USA Boxing, and more. This major city at the base of Pikes Peak also features more than ten higher education institutes, as well as the United States Air Force Academy for office candidates.
Pikes Peak Community College is a 2-year institution that serves the entire Colorado Springs area. Pikes Peak is the largest higher education institution in the entire region and serves more than 20,000 students on its three campuses. The University of Colorado in Colorado Springs (UCCS) is a regionally-ranked public university that’s part of the state university system of Colorado. It features six colleges and a number of research institutes, including the National Institute for Science, Space, and Security Centers.
The Springs has a few private higher education options, including a campus of CollegeAmerica and Colorado College, which is a private, liberal arts institution. A little bit outside the Colorado Springs town limits is also the Colorado Christian University, a private interdenominational Christian liberal arts institution in nearby Lakewood. There are two for-profit institutions in The Springs: Colorado Technical University and IntelliTec College. CTU offers degrees primarily in business, management, and technology, and mainly offers courses online. IntelliTec is a career training school that also maintains three other campuses in Grand Junction, Albuquerque, and Pueblo.
The primary mode of transportation throughout Colorado Springs is highway and city roads, though there is the Mountain Metropolitan Transit system and a recent bicycling initiative is adding more bike lanes to the city, too. The Colorado Springs Airport is six miles southeast of the city.