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Front Range Community College Overview

Front Range Community College is a public institution situated in Westminster, Colorado. Westminster is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is Front Range Community College Known For?

6,559 Undergraduate Awards
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at FRCC.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Front Range Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Wildlife Management Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Graphic Communications Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Design & Applied Arts Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Communications Technology/Support Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Legal Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Visual & Performing Arts Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Most Popular Education Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Most Popular Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#74 Most Popular Liberal Arts & Humanities Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards FRCC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Alternative Medicine & Systems Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Wildlife Management Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Wildlife, Fish & Wildl&s Science & Management Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Holistic/Integrative Health Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#8 Best Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics & Special Effects Schools College Factual
#12 Best Graphic Communications Schools College Factual

Where Is Front Range Community College?

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Contact details for FRCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3645 W 112Th Ave, Westminster, CO 80031
Phone: 303-404-5000

How Do I Get Into FRCC?

You can apply to FRCC online at: https://www.frontrange.edu/Prospective-Students/Apply-Now.aspx

Front Range Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Front Range Community College?

25% Take Out Loans
12.4% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At FRCC, approximately 25% of students took out student loans averaging $5,762 a year. That adds up to $23,048 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FRCC is 12.4%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Front Range Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,531 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 18,703 undergraduate students at FRCC, with 4,531 being full-time and 14,172 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 4,531 full-time undergraduates at FRCC, 44% are male and 56% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Front Range Community College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 170
Black or African American 58
Hispanic or Latino 1,011
White 2,879
International Students 88
Other Races/Ethnicities 325

Over 36 countries are represented at FRCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Kuwait, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Front Range Community College

4,636 Took All Classes Online
7,194 Took At Least One Class Online
11.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 7,194 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 7th most popular in Colorado for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of FRCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Front Range Community College was 11.1%. This is the #1,349 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at FRCC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of FRCC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 41%
Business, Management & Marketing 40%

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%.

Front Range Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 1,370 14 0 1,384
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1,136 0 1,136
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 652 23 0 675
Precision Metal Working 523 19 50 592
Allied Health Professions 272 25 0 297
Teacher Education Grade Specific 257 8 28 293
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 236 0 17 253
Computer Systems Networking 173 39 0 212
Graphic Communications 99 33 60 192
Computer Information Systems 111 58 0 169
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 137 18 0 155
Nursing 0 148 4 152
Wildlife Management 134 12 0 146
Legal Support Services 35 22 31 88
Alternative Medicine & Systems 31 22 19 72
Accounting 39 26 1 66
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 19 6 38 63
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 63 0 0 63
Environmental Control Technology 30 8 18 56
Horticulture 47 7 0 54
Construction 52 0 0 52
Hospitality Management 46 5 0 51
Health Sciences & Services 48 0 0 48
Design & Applied Arts 16 20 11 47
Criminal Justice & Corrections 2 0 43 45
Health & Medical Administrative Services 22 19 1 42
Audiovisual Communications 32 8 0 40
Geography & Cartography 26 0 0 26
Dental Support Services 0 0 23 23
Architectural Engineering Technology 9 6 0 15
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 12 0 0 12
Teaching English or French 10 0 0 10
Electronics Engineering Technology 10 0 0 10
American Sign Language 0 10 0 10
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 8 1 0 9
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 4,521 1,694 344 6,559

References

*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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