Colorado Northwestern Community College

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Basic Information

Phone Number: 1 800 562 1105
Fax Number: (970) 675-3343
Address: 500 Kennedy Dr, Rangely, CO 81648

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Colorado Northwestern Community College
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Additional Information

President: Ronald Granger
School Type: Community College/Career and Technical College
Public/Private: Public
Historical Black College/University: No
School Setting:

Colorado Northwestern Community College is focused on providing unique learning, leadership, and recreational experiences in the diverse natural environments of Northwestern Colorado. With over 60 different degree options CNCC has the educational pathways to get our students to their goals while they study in the pristine beauty and outdoor experiences Colorado is known for. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Colorado Northwestern has two campuses located 90 miles apart in communities of Rangely and Craig, Colorado

CNCC offers the full college experience without the overwhelming large class sizes or high costs of other schools. With our Residential Halls, Campus Life, Student Clubs and Organizations, NJCAA Athletics, and traditional college classes or online options students will find everything they need here at CNCC. Student Clubs and Organizations include A&P Club, NIFA Flight Team/Aero Club, Marine Biology Club, Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, SADHA, Spartan Rock and Ice Climbing Club,
Student Government Association, LGBTQ+ Club, the Spartan Rock Crawler Club, E-Sports Clubs, and many more. Our Rangely campus is home to our NJCAA men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, and NIRA men's and women's rodeo teams. Our Craig campus is home to our NJCAA men's and women's soccer team and is the only Community College with a recognized State and Federal Fossil Repository.

We serve a diverse student population, ranging from traditional college students right out of high school to a diverse population of adults who are seeking to advance their careers, or perhaps pursue a second one. The programs we offer are as diverse as our students. Our general education offerings are designed to transfer which CNCC is making even easier with the Bridge to Bachelors Program and Guaranteed Transfer Agreements, allowing student to continue their education with the knowledge and peace of mind that their 4-year degree goal is easily within reach. Our career technical programs, workforce training and community programing are designed to prepare students to enter the workforce.

Check out CNCC, it's Colorado like you've never seen it; where academic excellence meets adventure!

School Size: 1500
Classroom Size: 24
Student/Teacher Ratio: 12/1
Housing Availability:


Type of Housing: Traditional Style Residence Halls and Cafeteria on the Rangely Campus Apartment Style Housing for Students in Craig
Diversity: 27% of our student population are students with Ethnic Backgrounds
Disability Services:

Reasonable Accommodations

CNCC provides reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities once the need for such accommodations is made known by the student to appropriate personnel. Some accommodations are provided through auxiliary aids and services, others may require modifications to academic procedures and practices. All accommodations must be related to disabilities defined as substantially limiting a major life activity. Not all requests for accommodation may be determined to be reasonable and/or appropriate. Simply because a student received support at another institution or in elementary/secondary school does not guarantee he/she will receive it at CNCC (or any other higher education institution). Whether a request for an accommodation is reasonable and/or appropriate is a decision that takes into account the individual need of a student, the resources available to CNCC, whether the accommodation is related to the limitation and whether it affects the essential elements of a course or major area of study. The following services (such as auxiliary aids and/or accommodations) provided by Accommodations and Disability Services are commonly utilized by students and are considered reasonable accommodations for the CNCC: alternative testing, alternative text and note-taking support. This list is not all inclusive; other accommodations can be provided depending upon a student needs.

Sports: MEN'S SPORTS Flight Team Baseball Men's Basketball Men's Soccer Rodeo WOMEN'S SPORTS Flight Team Rodeo Softball Volleyball Women's Basketball Women's Soccer
Majors: Craig Campus: • Accounting (AAS & CERT) • Arts and Sciences (AA &AS) • Automotive Technology (AAS & CERT) • Barbering (AAS & CERT) • Business (AAS & CERT) • Cosmetology (AAS & CERT) • Cybersecurity (AAS & CERT) • Early Childhood Education (AAS & CERT) • Emergency Medical Services (AAS & CERT) • Nursing (AAS) • Paleontology (Plan of Study & Summer Field Experience) Rangely Campus: • Agricultural Science (CERT) • Arts and Sciences (AA & AS) • Aviation Maintenance Technology (AAS & CERT) • Aviation Technology – Flight (AAS & CERT) • Dental Hygiene (AAS) • Equine Studies & Management (AS & AAS) • Marine Science & Oceanography (Plan of Study) • National Park Ranger Academy (CERT) Degrees with Designation • Agriculture Business (AS & Cert) • Animal Science (AS) • Anthropology (AA) • Biology (AS) • Business (AA) • Criminal Justice (AA) • Economics (AA) • Elementary Teacher Education (AA) • English (AA) • Equine Studies (AS) • French (AA) • Geology (AS) • History (AA) • Math (AS) • Philosophy (AA) • Psychology (AA & AS) • Spanish (AA) • Pre-Dental Hygiene (Plan of Study)
Computer Capabilities:

Computer Labs, Smart Boards, Online or Virtual Classes, Free Wi-Fi, Video Conferencing, Remote Education,

Admission Requirements:

Application/Transfer Deadlines:

No Deadlines - CNCC is an open enrollment college - Application is Free and Easy

Parking Spaces/Availability:

No Permit Required - No Restrictions