Established in 1925, Trinidad State Junior College was the first community college in Colorado. With campuses in Trinidad and Alamosa, Colorado, we provide an affordable and accessible education to students in southern Colorado and beyond. Trinidad State offers unique academic programs in fields such as Aquaculture, Cosmetology, Welding, Nursing and Massage Therapy. We also have an Electrical Line Technician program as well as Nursing, Art, Theatre and Machining in addition to traditional Arts and Sciences classes and a guaranteed transfer program through a partnership with four-year colleges and universities in Colorado. We are also home to one of the first, and by most accounts, the premier Gunsmithing School in the United States.
Our tuition rates are consistently at least 40 percent less than Colorado’s four-year colleges and universities. We also have the highest completion rates of any community college in Colorado.
We feature nine sports teams:
- Cross Country (Men and Women)
- Basketball (Men and Women)
- Soccer (Men and Women)
We offer the full college experience in a small town setting including dining and residence halls. Our spacious 17-acre Trinidad Campus is also home to the Louden-Heinritze Archaeology Museum.
Our second campus, in Alamosa, Colorado also offers a considerable selection of courses including Massage, Nursing, Welding, Auto and Diesel Mechanics and Law Enforcement Training. On either campus we can prepare a student for a continued education at a four-year school.
Trinidad State has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1962.