|Ethnicity Breakdown||Asian||Black||Caucasian||Hispanic||Middle Eastern||Native American||Pacific Islander|
|Pikes Peak Community College Students||5%||12%||71%||26%||0%||7%||0%|
|All Bold.org College Students||11%||21%||38%||25%||0%||2%||0%|
These schools are similar to Pikes Peak Community College in key aspects like size, setting, and academics.
100% of students
Wonderful advisors and teachers at the school. They are all willing to assist the students to achieve their goals.
It is sometimes hard to get in contact with faculty, but this is mainly due to COVID and the restrictions.
Pikes Peak Community College definitely got rid of the negative stigma I used to have about community colleges. I met many lovely people; I had the opportunity to be a part of an amazing scholarship group that not only helped pay for my classes but allowed me to make connections with people that I still talk to today. One person in particular that I am really grateful for to this day is Mrs. Rachael. She was a great mentor, counselor, and friend when I had nobody else to go to. I couldn’t even count the number of times she helped calm me down when I was stressed about a class or life. The tutors in the learning commons were also amazing, so never be shy to ask for help from one.
Centennial campus is not very big, but it is a community college so that disappointment was my fault for expecting it to be bigger. Other than that, there are not many things I didn’t like about Pikes Peak Community College.
Everything about PPCC is the best. We get so many resources just for attending college alone, and I feel like I get treated like family ever since coming to this college.
I graduated from a small charter high school so the thought of going to college was something that caused a lot of stress for me my entire senior year. That stress was relieved, however, after seeing the proximity between every single one of my classes and just how much smaller the campus was compared to other schools I toured my senior year of high school. The community was very tight, the biggest class I attended had no more than 50 students and I could ask for help on assignments without feeling like I would go unheard. Most of my professors were easy to reach and we were always open to helping out when it was asked of them. Once I was accepted into PPCC, I chose to attend the campus that was closest to where I lived. What I liked about the Centennial Campus was that there were many shops within a walking distance of the school. If anything was needed, one could get gas for your car, groceries, and even food or coffee if you were in the mood for something other than the school cafe food, (which was also very enjoyable). My experience at Pikes Peak Community College left a lasting impact on who I am as a student, which is why I would return to study at this institution when I go back to school.
There is hardly anything I can mention that I disliked about attending the school, but one thing I did find frustrating was how some advisors would request certain classes for students, that did not even count towards their specific degree. I had an advisor my first year who recommended I take some classes and it ended up being a waste of my money and time. Fortunately, I was able to change my advisor and this did not happen again.
As a first-gen of college, it is very nerve-wracking when it comes to finding the right college and adapting to a newer lifestyle. PPCC is small enough to give you a nice introduction to college life while still providing the necessary information. My professors were kind and gave me the right tools to grow a business. The staff is so nice and does their best to explain everything you need to know and will gladly start from square one if needed. It also helps so much having a smaller school because you can get help a lot easier than at a bigger university. I highly recommend this school if you need a starting point or just need extra credits.
I do not like how it is a bit tough to find peers to work with on assignments. There should also be a better way to get involved with activities at PPCC because very little is known about clubs or events that happen at the school.
I like that the majority of professors genuinely care about your success as a student, and the smaller class sizes make it much easier to get help where needed.
There are multiple campuses across the city- so someone registering for classes needs to pay attention to what campus their class is at