Bringing together education, business and community
Students and career professionals in Castle Rock will soon have additional, local access to higher education and workforce training.
In 2017, the Town, Douglas County Schools, Arapahoe Community College, Castle Rock Economic Development and Colorado State University came together on an innovative learning concept. Known as the Collaboration Campus, this idea will use one location to connect the resources of Arapahoe Community College, Douglas County Schools and CSU.
About the partnership
Arapahoe Community College will build the $40 million campus on a 14-acre site in northern Castle Rock, near The Meadows. The two-phase project will consist of two buildings up to 54,000 square feet. Phase one is expected to open in fall 2019. The new campus officially broke ground May 21, 2018.
Castle Rock’s Town Council agreed to make an in-kind investment of $3 million over three to five years. The in-kind investment includes reimbursement of permit and fees for campus buildings and some site improvement such as utilities, grading and parking.
Colorado State University will lease space at the campus. CSU faculty and students will also be able to perform research, get internship opportunities, and complete hands-on project work at the new campus.