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 higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Front Range Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Adams County, CO.
The nearest community college is DeVry University-Colorado (2.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 563 teachers has grown by 43% over five years.
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
59 staff
Front Range Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 19,401 teachers has grown by 28% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment
19,401 students
1,282 students
Front Range Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
Front Range Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
6,486 students
810 students
Front Range Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 12,915 students
1,017 students
Front Range Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Front Range Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Front Range Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Front Range Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Front Range Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Front Range Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Front Range Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Front Range Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Front Range Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
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. 0.32 0.53
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 $5,742. 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 $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,224 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,134 $10,294
Front Range Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 69%
Front Range Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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
  • Westminster DeVry University-Colorado
    Private for-profit
    1870 West 122nd Avenue
    Westminster, CO 80234
    2.1  Mi  |  0  students
  • Westminster Prince Institute-Rocky Mountains
    Private for-profit
    9051 Harlan Street Unit 20
    Westminster, CO 80031
    3.1  Mi  |  35  students
  • Thornton Everest College-Thornton
    Private for-profit
    9065 Grant St
    Thornton, CO 80229
    4  Mi  |  392  students
  • Thornton Kaplan College-Denver
    Private for-profit
    500 E. 84th Ave. W-200
    Thornton, CO 80229
    4.8  Mi  |  0  students
  • Denver Pima Medical Institute-Denver
    Private for-profit
    7475 Dakin St Suite 100
    Denver, CO 80221
    5.2  Mi  |  897  students
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Did You Know?
Adams, CO 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 0.52, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Adams, CO is Everest College-Thornton. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.