Name: Pueblo Community College
President: Patty Erjavec
Campus Setting: Small City
Year Established: 1933
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on 2013 Spring Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 6,095
Part Time: 59.6%
Full Time: 40.4%
Native American: 3.3%
Quote from the President
“At Pueblo Community College, we are dedicated to providing quality educational opportunities that transform the lives of our students, enrich our communities, and strengthen the regional economy. We have the privilege of serving over 6,200 students in Pueblo, Canon City, Durango, and Cortez, Colorado, who are pursuing either a certificate or an associate’s degree. In addition, we provide customized training and continuing education classes for literally thousands of individuals each year. We consider ourselves a premier educational leader and partner committed to providing pathways to higher education, relevant rewarding careers and personal growth opportunities."
- Through a partnership with the St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, PCC recently opened a state-of-the-art Simulation Center at the hospital to train students mainly in Nursing, Emergency Medical Service, and Respiratory Care but also in other PCC allied health programs. The Simulation Center also enables St. Mary-Corwin, which is a Centura Health affiliate, to train and gauge competencies of its employees.
- In its eight-county service area, PCC partners with 16 school districts and a total of 27 schools to provide a robust concurrent enrollment program for high school students that represents a $1.5 million budget impact on the College. The program had 43 high school students graduate with associate’s degrees last May and more than 150 since 2009, and it has an unduplicated headcount of 1,159 students in the current academic year.
- PCC’s Economic & Workforce Development Division provides customized training for new and existing companies and is capable of delivering service on-site through the use of mobile learning labs that expand employees' skills on electrical, mechanical, manufacturing and welding systems. In the 2012 fiscal year, the division provided 3,586 hours of training to 1,674 participants, generating $809,238 in revenue and helping bring $424,600 in training grant funds into the community for area employers.
- In 2012, PCC opened a new 10,000-square-foot Learning Center to accommodate the academic and learning support needed because of the college’s long-time enrollment growth. The Center has been granted LEED Gold designation for its energy efficiency and has earned PCC national recognition for its design.