1111 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80204
Denver, CO 80204
Accrediting Agency:North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
One of the fastest-growing community colleges in the state of Colorado, Community College of Denver serves around 12,000 students each semester and awards more than 700 associate degrees and certificates each year. A member of the Colorado Community College System, CCD provides educational opportunities in the areas of developmental education, career and technical education, articulation and transfer, economic and workforce development, and community service. CCD is located in downtown Denver and strives to achieve excellence in the areas of teaching and learning, student development, and community engagement.
CCD offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs that lead to career options that will either provide students with job-specific skills or prepare them for a four-year degree. Those who graduate with an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from CCD can transfer credits to Colorado public colleges and universities. Areas of study available are available through CCD’s academic departments and centers for health sciences, math and science, educational advancement, career and technical education, and language, arts, and behavioral sciences. In addition, online and hybrid learning opportunities are available through the CCD Online Learning program Desire2Learn.
Community College of Denver has been regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Higher Learning Commission, since 1975, according to College Navigator. In addition, it has specialized accreditation from the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation.
CCD is an “open door” higher education institution, meaning it practices an open admission policy that allows all those who desire a higher education or seek to enhance their knowledge and skills the opportunity to do so. All applicants must meet assessment requirements in the areas of math, reading, and English. To meet these requirements, they must take a placement test, provide a copy of ACT or SAT scores, or provide a copy of college transcripts from a regionally accredited institution. In addition to transcripts, transfer students must also complete a Transfer Credit Evaluation Request Form.