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Golden, CO 80401
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Higher Education & Training
Four Year Universities in Jefferson County

Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401

Located in Golden, the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science. It has among the highest admission standards of any university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the U.S. In addition to strong education and research programs in traditional fields of science and engineering, CSM has broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production, and utilization.

CSM has the largest concentration of students enrolled in applied earth sciences and remains the only institution in the United States that offers doctoral degrees in the four related fields of geology, geophysics, petroleum, and mining engineering.

CSM consistently places more than 90 percent of all graduates in jobs within 12 months of graduation. CSM was also ranked as one of the nation's best graduate schools in 2005 by U.S. News and World Report.

Colorado Christian University

180 S. Garrison Street
Lakewood, CO 80226

CCU is the only evangelical, liberal arts Christian university in the Rocky Mountain region. Satellite classrooms exist in Grand Junction and Colorado Springs.

The university offers 25 under-graduate and post-graduate majors and three master- degree programs and is a member of the Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities.

Community Colleges/Vocational Schools Serving Jefferson County

Red Rocks Community College (RRCC)

13300 W. 6th Avenue.
Lakewood, CO 80228
  5420 Miller Street
Arvada, CO 80228

Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) is a fully accredited, two-year institution that is known regionally for its commitment to access, learner-centered educational innovation and community outreach and specialization in learning and training opportunities for both recent high school graduates and the working adult. The college provides a wide assortment of educational and training opportunities and options and focuses on excellence in all outcomes.

For working adults the RRCC Weekend College is the only program in the area offering a business degree that can be earned in less than two years on weekends. Courses start every month; for a complete listing of offerings visit The college also offers a comprehensive distance learning program, providing students the opportunity to take classes via the Internet, by self-study or by a combination classroom/online format.

Award-winning programs include Fire Science Technology, a regional OSHA Training Institute, Construction Technology, Multimedia Graphics, Computer Information Systems, CISCO, Oracle and IBM Academies. Red Rocks also is proud to host a Teacher Education program that offers a transfer degree with an emphasis in teacher education at both the elementary and secondary levels. Students wishing to pursue a career in teaching K-12 will complete an Associate of Arts and then transfer to a four-year institution of their choice.

For a complete listing of educational offerings visit

The Rocky Mountain Education Center, located at the RRCC Lakewood campus, provides educational and training resource for Jefferson County businesses needing short-term, fast track customized individual or group employee training. Since its inception in 1989, the Center has served more than 12,000 employees from 145 businesses in 11 states. The Center has helped companies like Gambro and Coors Brewing Company with on-site training centers. For more information, call 303.914.6767.

For a complete listing of programs, including financial aid options, visit the college Web site at or call 303.914.6600.

Front Range Community College

3645 W. 112th Avenue
Westminster, CO 80030

Serving the northern area of Jefferson County, Front Range Community College (FRCC) is the largest community college in Colorado. In addition to its Westminster campus, FRCC has campuses located in Boulder, Brighton, Fort Collins, and Longmont.

A two-year, state-supported community college, FRCC offers 85 degree, occupational, and technical programs. The Westminster campus features the Business & Industry Center, a customer-driven service to provide customized training and consulting services to businesses and organizations throughout metro Denver.

Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design

1600 Pierce Street
Lakewood, CO 80214

Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD) is a private, accredited, four year institute of higher learning offering Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees in a variety of creative disciplines.

RMCAD has achieved the highest level of accreditation attainable. They are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC) and nationally accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). RMCAD’s Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, formerly known as FIDER, and the Art Education Program leading to the BFA is accredited by the Colorado Department of Higher Education and the Colorado Department of Education.

Arapahoe Community College

2500 W. College Drive
Littleton, CO 80120

Arapahoe Community College's (ACC) newly renovated main campus is located in Littleton, and has expanded sites are located the Denver Tech Center and University Center at Chaparral in Parker.

ACC offers hundreds of courses in disciplines such as computer science, automotive technology, mortuary science, nursing, interior design, and criminal justice. ACC is a full- service community college with academic tracks leading to both Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees.

Warren Tech

13300 W. 2nd Place
Lakewood, CO 80028

Warren Tech offers career/technical training in 21 different programs that prepare students to enter the job marketplace or continue their education at post secondary institutions. Warren Tech teaches mostly junior and senior high school students occupational skills in the areas of business, construction, graphics, manufacturing, service, and transportation.

For other community college and vocational training centers please contact:
Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System.

Higher Education Institutions Fall Enrollment
4-Yr Public Colleges & Universities  
Colorado School of Mines*
Colorado State University
Metro State College of Denver
University of Colorado-Boulder
University of Colorado-Denver
University of Northern Colorado
4-Yr Private Colleges & Universities  
Colorado Christian University*
Johnson & Wales
Regis University
University of Denver
2-Yr Public Colleges  
Aims Community College
Arapahoe Community College
Community College of Aurora
Front Range Community College
Red Rocks Community College*
Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design*
Total Fall Enrollment
*Located in Jefferson County
Source: Individual colleges and universities.
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