Colorado Northwestern Community College

Colorado Northwestern Community College

Colorado Northwestern Community College, CNCC, was established in 1962 as the Rangely College. It was given its current name in 1974. This public junior college is in Rangely, Colorado but also operates the Craig Campus, Hayden Center, Meeker Center, and South Routt Center.

Colorado Northwestern Community College awards the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of General Studies, and Associate of Applied Science degrees. In addition, students can opt for certificate programs in various fields of study.

Colorado Northwestern Community College's athletics teams participate in baseball, basketball, softball, and volleyball. Nicknamed the Spartans and the Lady Spartans, the teams compete in the Scenic West Athletic Conference. CNCC also sponsors a number of student clubs and organizations like Rho Beta Kappa, Aviation Maintenance Club, Phi Beta Lambda, Aero Club, and The Sportsman Club.

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Contacting Colorado Northwestern Community College

Colorado Northwestern Community College
500 Kennedy Drive
Rangely , CO 81648-3598
General Phone: (970) 675-2261

Colorado Northwestern Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts52liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, geography courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine43EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Medical Support and Technology22dental hygienist
Transportation9commercial pilot and flight crew
Beauty and Cosmetology8cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care
Engineering Technician7petroleum tech, engineering-related tech
Therapy and Counseling6massage therapy
Mechanics and Repair6aircraft powerplant tech
Security and Law Enforcement6criminal justice and administration
Business and Management5accounting
Office and Administration3administrative assistant
Construction Trades1construction trades

Number of programs and degrees for Colorado Northwestern Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years195
Associate's degree11714
Award of less than 1 academic year326

Colorado Northwestern Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Colorado Northwestern Community College had a total enrollment of 1,430 students (770 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 1%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 1%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 23%
18-19 17%
20-21 7%
22-24 7%
25-29 9%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 12%
50-64 10%
65+ 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

Colorado Northwestern Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 14 %

Colorado Northwestern Community College Room and Board (2007)

Colorado Northwestern Community College offers campus housing for 320 of its 770 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Rangely, Colorado for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Colorado Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Colorado Northwestern Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,140
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,348
Room and board $ 5,650
Room charge $ 2,220
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,430
Books and supplies $ 1,749
Other expenses $ 3,728

Financial Aid:
Colorado Northwestern Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 135900)

Colorado Northwestern Community College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year8$56,9262*
All faculty totalcalendar year8$56,9262*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year11$45,06914$43,966
All faculty totalacademic year11$45,06914$43,966

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Colorado Northwestern Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01818

Colorado Northwestern Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, Other

Engineering Technician
Engineering-Related Technologies, Other
Petroleum Technology/Technician

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Geography, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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What Sets Colorado Northwestern Community College Apart:

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% students 40 years or older
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% of degrees in transportation
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Top 14%Colorado Northwestern Community College % of degrees in transportation
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Top 17%Colorado Northwestern Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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