CC’s Class of 2023 was selected from a record 9,455 applicants — nearly 1,000 more than last year. Here’s a quick first look at the class, with more to come in the Winter issue of the Bulletin.

1,280 accepted to the Fall class

547 committed to the Fall class

13.5% of applicants admitted

43% of admitted students enrolled

15% Pell Grant recipients

9% first-generation students

8% international students

15% from Colorado(OK; really 14.6%!)

27% students of color

71 Bridge Scholars

Transfer students:

505 applicants

60 accepted

37 enrolled

This year’s Common Read for the incoming class is “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich. The book, which takes place on the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota, is the story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family. The purpose of the Common Read Program at CC is to create a common intellectual experience for incoming undergraduate students, to introduce them to the college’s core values as an academic community, and to teach them how to engage as members of a community of scholars.