Colorado Northwestern Community College

Tel: (970)675-2261
979 students
Public institution
Colorado Northwestern Community College provides accessible, affordable, quality education to prepare learners to achieve their educational, workplace, and personal goals.
School Highlights:
Colorado Northwestern Community College serves 979 students (49% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Colorado Northwestern Community College is the only community colleges within Rio Blanco County County, CO.
The nearest community college is Uintah Basin Applied Technology College (65.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 66 teachers has declined by 19% over five years.
Colorado Northwestern Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate/Associates 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 66 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 979 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 45% over five years.
Total Enrollment
979 students
1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
26:1
# Full-Time Students
476 students
816 students
# Part-Time Students 503 students
1,024 students
Colorado Northwestern Community College sch enrollment Colorado Northwestern Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
8%
7%
% Black
2%
12%
% White
76%
57%
% Two or more races
3%
2%
% Unknown races
8%
3%
Colorado Northwestern Community College sch ethnicity Colorado Northwestern Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.32 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,224 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,592 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,224 $5,940
Colorado Northwestern Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,592 $10,047
Colorado Northwestern Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 213 115
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87%
89%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) is a publicly supported two-year institution that was established in 1960. The main campus at Rangely, was opened in 1962 as Rangely College to a freshman class composed of 82 students. Originally, the College was a branch of Mesa College in Grand Junction, Colorado, but the two were separated in 1970. In July of 1974, Rangely College officially became Colorado Northwestern Community College. Colorado Northwestern Community College has been your education partner since 1962. With campuses in Rangely and Craig, community education centers in Meeker, Hayden, and South Routt County, as well as increasing opportunities for distance and technology-assisted learning, Colorado Northwestern Community College continues to be your best educational choice for affordable, high-quality learning options. CNCC has many clubs and activities for our students including outdoor recreational activities from whitewater rafting, fly-fishing, rock climbing and expedition camping to our on-campus tennis courts and recreation facilities. In addition, you will find a variety of intramural and collegiate athletics. We have outstanding occupational and transfer programs, excellent faculty with a personalized touch, and many outdoor recreational opportunities offered in a open-door atmosphere, with affordable prices, and at five different locations in Northwestern Colorado. Colorado Northwestern Community College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For Colorado public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,103 per year for in-state students and $9,855 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,602 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 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Colorado is Everest College-Aurora. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.