Colorado Northwestern Community College

  • Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as "Rangely College," CNCC now serves nearly 1,000 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two main campuses in Craig and Rangely are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado, with two service centers located in Meeker and Oak Creek. Outdoor Adventures We serve a diverse student population, ranging from traditional college students right out of high school, to a diverse population of adults who are seeking to advance their careers, or perhaps pursue a second one. The programs we offer are as diverse as our students. We offer world-class Arts & Science Degree programs that feature guaranteed transfer to Colorado four-year institutions. We also offer a rich array of Career and Technical programs designed to give students the training they need to get to work now. The Gates of Lodore, a canyon on the Green River, in northwestern Colorado. Perhaps one the the most attractive things about CNCC is that we are centered in one of the richest recreational and scenic areas in Colorado. It`s Colorado like you`ve never seen it before, with deep, high mountain canyons; impossibly wide vistas; wild, untamed rivers; and solitude that inspires.
School Highlights
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College serves 1,550 students (49% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 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 to Colorado Northwestern Community College is Uintah Basin Applied Technology College (65.2 miles away).

Top Placements

Colorado Northwestern Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Colorado for:

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 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty66 staff40 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Colorado Northwestern Community College has declined by 22% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
  • The Colorado Northwestern Community College diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,550 students1,643 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:136:1
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# Full-Time Students765 students742 students
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# Part-Time Students600 students901 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
8%
17%
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% Black
2%
5%
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% White
76%
64%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
-
1%
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% Unknown races
9%
6%
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Diversity Score0.410.55
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College Completion Rate
30%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,400$33,100
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,997 is more than the state average of $3,657. 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 $10,359. The out-state tuition has grown by 46% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,997$3,657
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,991$10,359
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$13,500$11,730
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,139
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Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Equestrian, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Equestrian, Rock Climbing,
Soccer, 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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