Front Range Community College

Tel: (303)404-5000
20,221 students
Public institution

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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 20,221 students (34% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Front Range Community College is one of 9 community colleges within Adams County, CO.
The nearest community college is Redstone College (4.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Front Range Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 20,221 teachers has grown by 33% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has increased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment
20,221 students
1,287 students
Front Range Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
6,927 students
832 students
Front Range Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 13,294 students
1,021 students
Front Range Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Front Range Community College sch enrollment Front Range Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
4%
2%
Front Range Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
10%
7%
Front Range Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
1%
12%
Front Range Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
82%
66%
Front Range Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Front Range Community College More (2010-2012)
Front Range Community College sch ethnicity Front Range 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 0.45
Front Range Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,962 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,263 is more than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,962 $5,940
Front Range Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,263 $10,072
Front Range Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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.

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