General College Info
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 and Massage Therapy. We also have two Line Technician programs 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 the oldest, and by most accounts, best Gunsmithing School in the country.
Our tuition rates are consistently at least 40 percent less than Colorado’s four-year colleges and universities.
We also feature eight sports, from baseball to basketball and soccer. And 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.