“Our students, faculty, staff and community partners all contribute to our success. Community is in everything we do but is seen most predominantly in our student success stories. Migdalia Serrato has a story that is like many of our students who are overcoming obstacles. Our campus community embraced Migdalia — a DREAMer and single mother of two active boys — we helped her assimilate into college life and supported her throughout her time here. Two Denver companies offered her internships to support her in completing her education. Now, as a graduate with an Associate of Arts degree in business, she has successfully transferred to a four-year university in pursuit of her bachelor’s degree. Migdalia is just one example of how the CCD and the greater community help students achieve their educational dreams.” – Everette Freeman, president of Community College of Denver
Name: Community College of Denver
College president’s name: Everette Freeman
Advisory Council Chair: Mary Buckley
Campus Setting: Urban
Year established: 1967
Student Characteristics Fall 2017
Total Enrollment: 8,556
African American: 11%
- Community College of Denver (CCD) has three campus locations, the main Auraria Campus located in the heart of downtown Denver, Health Sciences at Lowry and the Advanced Manufacturing Center located just north of downtown.
- The 150-acre Auraria Campus is the only college campus is the nation that is home to a community college (CCD) and two, four-year universities (University of Colorado Denver and Metropolitan State University of Denver).
- We are one of the most diverse community colleges in the state of Colorado, and more than 64% of our students are first-generation college students.
- CCD is a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution (since 2001).
- CCD’s concurrent enrollment program is the first in the nation to achieve the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) accreditation.
- CCD has reengineered our developmental math program to place students who do not show college-readiness into a college-level math course paired with a co-requisite support course. With these changes, we have increased our completion rate by 54%.