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Front Range Community College Overview

Located in Westminster, Colorado, Front Range Community College is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of Westminster makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Front Range Community College Known For?

5,562 Undergraduate Awards
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at FRCC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 99% 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.

FRCC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#120 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#264 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

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 Geography & Cartography Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Graphic Communications Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Graphic Communications Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Communications Technologies & Support Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Social Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Communications Technologies & Support Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Education Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Most Popular Legal Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Front Range Community College?

Location of Front Range Community College

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:

Front Range 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 Front Range Community College?

30% Take Out Loans
12.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At FRCC, approximately 30% of students took out student loans averaging $5,148 a year. That adds up to $20,592 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FRCC is 12.1%. 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

4,937 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19,283 undergraduate students at FRCC, with 4,937 being full-time and 14,346 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,937 full-time undergraduates at FRCC, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  FRCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of FRCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 164
Black or African American 91
Hispanic or Latino 1,117
White 3,063
International Students 116
Other Races/Ethnicities 386

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

3,284 Took All Classes Online
5,749 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 5,749 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.


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 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of FRCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Front Range Community College was -0.2%. This is the #2,220 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
Architectural Engineering Technology 26%
Business Administration & Management 32%
Business, Management & Marketing 27%
Computer Information Systems 26%
Education 76%
Engineering Technologies 7%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 78%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at FRCC 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 FRCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Alternative Medicine & Systems #5
Computer Information Systems #176
Teacher Education Grade Specific #269
Accounting #278
Computer & Information Sciences #400

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
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1,306 0 1,306
Business Administration & Management 792 22 0 814
Precision Metal Working 450 14 46 510
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 398 20 0 418
Teacher Education Grade Specific 304 9 40 353
Allied Health Professions 265 10 0 275
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 254 0 7 261
Nursing 0 162 14 176
Graphic Communications 71 31 67 169
Computer Systems Networking 111 43 0 154
Computer Information Systems 86 41 0 127
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 44 40 41 125
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 119 0 0 119
Environmental Control Technology 37 17 35 89
Wildlife Management 68 13 0 81
Accounting 51 28 0 79
Design & Applied Arts 36 19 13 68
Health & Medical Administrative Services 31 21 4 56
Horticulture 41 11 0 52
Alternative Medicine & Systems 22 17 8 47
Criminal Justice & Corrections 1 0 43 44
Construction 41 0 0 41
Legal Support Services 0 15 26 41
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 20 14 0 34
Geography & Cartography 24 2 0 26
Architectural Engineering Technology 12 7 0 19
Health Sciences & Services 17 0 0 17
Hospitality Management 12 3 0 15
Dental Support Services 0 0 15 15
Audiovisual Communications 7 3 0 10
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 8 0 0 8
Teaching English or French 7 0 0 7
American Sign Language 0 6 0 6
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 3,329 1,874 359 5,562


*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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