Colleges in Colorado Springs

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.
 

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The United States Air Force Academy is a military training institution in central Colorado and the youngest of five American service academies. USAFA confers bachelor’s degrees in 31 academic majors and all students are expected to complete a core...

“…One of the most challenging and rewarding colleges in America. The competition is tough, but being surrounded by the best minds in the country will only increase your skill. It provides more opportunities than you could only imagine of having at...” – Sarah from USAFA, CO

Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado College is a liberal arts college in Colorado Springs, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. CC offers over 80 academic majors and minors as well a thematic minor for students who wish to choose their field of concentration from several...

“…Colorado College has a unique academic system, with a 3.5-week Block Plan, which provides an intensive learning experience. The class sizes are small and the courses are often very hands-on and interactive with supportive professors. Aside from...” – Carmen from Belmont, MA

Located in the Rocky Mountain Region, The University of Colorado Springs is a public research institution. U.S. News & World Report lists the school as #6 in Top Public Schools. UCCS has many LEED Gold Certification buildings on campus, uses solar...

“…Beautiful campus, helpful advisors, and great opportunities to work and go to school on campus.” – Brenda from Colorado Springs, CO

Pikes Peak Community College is a public 2-year institution with an open admissions policy. Pikes Peak operates multiple full-service and military satellite campuses throughout Colorado and partners with 4-year institutions across the nation for...

“…This is an excellent school at a price I can actually afford. The teachers really care and, more often than not, actually take the time to get to know you so they can better help you with your education. I recommend this college to everyone I know.” – Erica from Colorado Springs, CO

Originally founded on the site of a former roller rink, Colorado Technical University is a for-profit institution with two campuses in Colorado Springs and the Denver metro area. CTU grants bachelor’s degrees in 13 fields of study and is home to five...

One of two Nazarene colleges in the United States whose purpose is to train ministers, Nazarene Bible College is a Christian institution in Colorado Springs. NBC offers Bachelor of Arts in Ministry degrees with nine theological majors. The college’s...

“…NBC is a great school all around. Tuition isn't very expensive for a fully accredited institution yet the instruction is exceptional. It is a small school so you can get to know everyone and also have easy access to all the faculty and staff if you...” – Brian

CollegeAmerica-Colorado Springs is a private, 4-year institution located in Colorado. The college offers 11 associate’s degree and bachelor’s degree programs in Healthcare, Business, and Technology, as well as 26 undergraduate and postgraduate...