Tuition at Red Rocks Community College

What will a full-time (12-credit) semester cost you at RRCC vs. a public university?

At a Colorado public university, pay an average of $5,459.29 for a 12-credit semester with student fees. At RRCC, pay $1,609.50 for a 12-credit semester with student fees.
Full-time (12-credit) tuition plus student fees for Colorado resident students in Fall 2015

Starting at RRCC makes cents! We are a fraction the cost of a four-year college. If you’re planning on getting a bachelor’s degree, then our A.A. or A.S. degrees are for you. These two-year degree programs are equivalent to the first two years at a state university. The only difference? At a fraction of the cost, they're a much more affordable way to start out. You’ll complete all of your general education requirements for your bachelor’s and can take electives geared toward your specific major. And when you’re finished at RRCC, you’ll be prepared to transfer to a four-year university as a junior.



Fall 2015 Semester


4-Year Public University
Summer-Fall 2015 Semesters

Private 2- or 4-Year College

Colorado Resident

per credit hour
student fees

average per credit hour*
average student fees*

per credit hour
(**on the lowest end)

Non-Colorado Resident or International Student

per credit hour
student fees

average per credit hour*
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*Average statewide public university costs of tuition per credit hour and student fees collated from available data on Colorado public universities as of June 2015, via Colorado Dept. of Higher Education and university tuition/financial aid websites.
**Data pulled from the lower cost per credit hour institutions in the Front Range, specifically Colorado Christian University.

Tuition Rates for Students

Did you know that RRCC was ranked on the 2014 Affordable Colleges Online List?
The Most Affordable Large Community Colleges list is comprised of 100 top quality large community colleges that have an affordable price tag.

For students applying to RRCC: Please complete and sign the Student Payment Agreement (required). If under 18, parent/legal guardian must sign, too. Email signed agreement to or walk-in to admissions.

Students 16 and under who are applying should email for requirements.

Methods of Payment


Log in to The Rock Student Portal using your student ID# and PIN (month, day, and year, for example May 11, 1985 = 051185; unless you have selected your own PIN). Only MasterCard and VISA are accepted online. To pay with American Express or Discover, please contact the Cashier's Office at 303.914.6564.

In person:

You can pay by cash, personal check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card or American Express at the Cashier’s Office at the Lakewood campus.

Cashier's Office: 303.914.6564
Room 1221, Lakewood Campus
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

If you are sponsored by a third party, such as an employer or other agency, bring a check to the Cashier’s Office from the sponsor or a letter stating that the sponsor will pay upon receipt of billing and before grades are released.

By mail:

You can mail a check or money order to:

Red Rocks Community College
Cashier’s Office, Box 2
13300 W. 6th Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80228-1255

Monthly Installment Payment Plan:

Sign up online for the Monthly Payment Plan. You may pay with a credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card or American Express) or pay by automatic withdrawal from a checking or savings account.