Colorado Northwestern Community College

500 Kennedy Drive
Rangely, CO 81648-0000
Tel: 8005621105
School Highlights
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College serves 2,002 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 36%.
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College is the only community colleges within Rio Blanco County, CO.
  • The nearest community college is Uintah Basin Applied Technology College (65.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Colorado Northwestern Community College(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty66 staff48 staff
Colorado Northwestern Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,002 has grown by 66% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 41% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,002 students1,571 students
Colorado Northwestern Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio30:136:1
Colorado Northwestern Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students753 students670 students
Colorado Northwestern Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students-901 students
Colorado Northwestern Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2013)
Colorado Northwestern Community College Enrollment Breakdown CO All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Colorado Northwestern Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
1%
2%
Colorado Northwestern Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
8%
16%
Colorado Northwestern Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
2%
5%
Colorado Northwestern Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
76%
64%
Colorado Northwestern Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
Colorado Northwestern Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
-
1%
Colorado Northwestern Community College Non Resident (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
9%
8%
Colorado Northwestern Community College Ethnicity Breakdown CO All Ethnic Groups 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.0.410.55
Colorado Northwestern Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
30%
40%
Colorado Northwestern Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,400$33,100
Colorado Northwestern Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,997 is more than the state average of $4,109. The in-state tuition has grown by 139% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,991 is less than the state average of $10,273. The out-state tuition has grown by 46% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,997$4,109
Colorado Northwestern Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,991$10,273
Colorado Northwestern Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%89%
Colorado Northwestern Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates$13,500$13,000
Colorado Northwestern Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,139
Colorado Northwestern Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Equestrian, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Equestrian, Softball,
Volleyball
Source: 2016 (or 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 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 challenge course and climbing gym. In addition, you will find a variety of 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 $4,109 per year for in-state students and $10,273 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,389 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 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Colorado is Everest College-Aurora. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.