Front Range Community College

Tel: (303)404-5000
19,401 students
Public institution
Front Range Community College, the largest community college in Colorado, is a comprehensive, two-year, state-supported community college. Our students are recent high school graduates intending to earn technical certificates or Associate of Applied Science degrees for career. They are young adults intending to earn associate degrees and transfer to four-year schools. They are adult learners with career changes in mind. They are students of all ages pursuing their special interests. And they are the employees of business and industry, learning new skills.
School Highlights:
Front Range Community College serves 19,401 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is lower than the community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 41%.
Front Range Community College is one of 4 community colleges within Adams County, CO.
The nearest community college is DeVry University-Colorado (2.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 563 teachers has grown by 43% over five years.
College Front Range Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 563 staff
61 staff
Front Range Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 19,401 has grown by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 48% over five years.
Total Enrollment 19,401 students 1,296 students
Front Range Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
21:1
Front Range Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 6,486 students
814 students
Front Range Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 12,915 students
1,040 students
Front Range Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Front Range Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Front Range Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
3%
5%
Front Range Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
14%
21%
Front Range Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
2%
15%
Front Range Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
70%
51%
Front Range Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
Front Range Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
6%
3%
Front Range Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Front Range Community College Non Resident (2008-2013)
Front Range Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.49 0.68
Front Range Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,224 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,134 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,224 $5,660
Front Range Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,134 $10,250
Front Range Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 69%
89%
Front Range Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Our curriculum prepares vocational, academic, and business-oriented students to succeed in a highly competitive, global economy by focusing on quality, innovation, technology, self initiative, and problem solving. Located near the crossroads of Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, and Jefferson counties at the start of the U.S. 36 technology corridor, FRCC-Westminster blends up-to-date technology with an old-fashioned commitment to personal attention and small class size. The area is a prime target for industry expansion and relocation. Students may choose from about a hundred career/technical certificates, degrees, and degree emphases. The Nursing and Interpreter Preparation programs have received Programs of Excellence Awards from the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. The City of Westminster collaborated with FRCC in creating College Hill Library, a joint-use library for college and community alike. The spacious Campus Center serves students as well as community organizations. Front Range Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • DeVry University-Colorado
    Private for-profit
    n/a students | 2.10 Mi1870 West 122nd Avenue
    Westminster, CO 80234
    (303)280-7400
    2.10n/a
  • 35 students | 3.10 Mi9051 Harlan Street Unit 20
    Westminster, CO 80031
    (303)427-5292
    3.1035
  • Everest College-Thornton
    Private for-profit
    392 students | 4.00 Mi9065 Grant St
    Thornton, CO 80229
    (303)457-2757
    4.00392
  • 897 students | 5.20 Mi7475 Dakin St Suite 100
    Denver, CO 80221
    (303)426-1800
    5.20897
  • Heritage College-Denver
    Private for-profit
    478 students | 8.20 Mi12 Lakeside Lane
    Denver, CO 80212
    (303)477-7240
    8.20478
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Did You Know?
For Colorado public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,489 per year for in-state students and $9,819 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,167 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Colorado community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Colorado is Colorado Heights University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.