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Colorado Northwestern Community College Overview

Colorado Northwestern Community College is a public institution located in Rangely, Colorado. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

What Is Colorado Northwestern Community College Known For?

243 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at CNCC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Colorado Northwestern Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CNCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Natural Resources & Conservation Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Natural Resources Conservation Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value Dental Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Dental Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Colorado Northwestern Community College?

Location of Colorado Northwestern Community College

Contact details for CNCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 500 Kennedy Drive, Rangely, CO 81648-3598
Phone: 970-675-2261

How Do I Get Into CNCC?

You can apply to CNCC online at:

Colorado Northwestern Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Colorado Northwestern Community College?

51% Take Out Loans
10.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At CNCC, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $7,212 a year. That adds up to $28,848 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CNCC is 10.5%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Colorado Northwestern Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

461 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,112 undergraduate students at CNCC, with 461 being full-time and 651 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CNCC

Gender Diversity

Of the 461 full-time undergraduates at CNCC, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CNCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Colorado Northwestern Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CNCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 20
Hispanic or Latino 90
White 316
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 21

Online Learning at Colorado Northwestern Community College

102 Took All Classes Online
206 Took At Least One Class Online
-5.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 206 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CNCC has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 29th most popular in Colorado for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of CNCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Colorado Northwestern Community College was -5.1%. This is the #2,468 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CNCC regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at CNCC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at CNCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Teacher Education Grade Specific #317

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Colorado Northwestern Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 51 0 51
Nursing 0 24 8 32
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 31 0 0 31
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 30 30
Dental Support Services 0 27 0 27
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 8 2 6 16
Air Transportation 13 3 0 16
Teacher Education Grade Specific 4 6 5 15
Cosmetology 0 0 10 10
Animal Services 0 5 0 5
Allied Health Professions 4 0 0 4
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 3 0 0 3
Other Agriculture 1 0 0 1
Accounting 0 1 0 1
Business Administration & Management 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 64 120 59 243


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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