Front Range Community College

  • 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 19,283 students (26% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 45%.

Top Rankings

Front Range Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Colorado for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 983 teachers has grown by 109% over five years.
Front Range Community College(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty983 staff87 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Front Range Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 37:1 over five years.
The Front Range Community College diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment19,283 students1,461 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:115:1
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# Full-Time Students4,937 students556 students
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# Part-Time Students14,346 students905 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
4%
3%
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% Hispanic
23%
25%
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% Black
2%
5%
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% White
60%
55%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.580.63
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College Completion Rate
26%
52%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,000$33,300
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,365 is less than the state average of $3,768. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,693 is more than the state average of $10,421. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,365$3,768
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,693$10,421
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid67%87%
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Median Debt for Graduates$14,251$11,634
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,668$5,500
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Source: 2020 (or 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

The nearest community college to Front Range Community College is DeVry University-Colorado (1.9 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Colorado public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,768 per year for in-state students and $10,421 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,287 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Colorado is 72%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Colorado community colleges have a diversity score of 0.63, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Colorado is CollegeAmerica-Colorado Springs. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.