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Colorado Northwestern Community College: Narrative Description

COLORADO NORTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-5

500 Kennedy Dr.
Rangely, CO 81648-3598
Tel: (970)675-2261; 800-562-1105; Admissions: (970)824-1103; Fax: (970)675-3343; Web Site: http://www.cncc.edu/

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 150-acre rural campus. Endowment: $27,000. Educational spending 2002-03: $4240 per student. Total enrollment: 2,242. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 171 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 499 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 1,743 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 3 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 12% 25 or older, 62% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 55% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for dental hygiene programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: essay, 3 recommendations, interview. Placement: ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1982 full-time, $66.05 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8283 full-time, $270.10 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $183 full-time, $55.64 per semester hour part-time, $10.25 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $5040. College room only: $1990. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Campus Activities Board, SADHA, Aero Club, Criminal Justice Club, Spartan Times Newspaper Club. Major annual events: All-Nighter Weekend, Crazy Daze, Christmas Dinner. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 356 college housing spaces available; 170 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Colorado Northwestern Community College Library plus 1 other with 20,063 books, 5,525 microform titles, 230 serials, 3,559 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $126,399. 83 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Rangely is a rural community (population 2,500) located on the western slope of Colorado, 300 miles northwest of Denver and 130 miles west of Steamboat Springs. It is a friendly community that offers a sharp change of pace from the urban areas. Excellent area for cross-country skiing, backpacking, river rafting, fishing and hunting. Close to Dinosaur National Monument and Flaming Gorge Dam and Reservoir. The area is two hours from downhill skiing at Steamboat Springs, Powder Horn and Sunlight Mountain. Community recreation facilities include: The Taylor Draw Dam Reservoir, a nine-hole golf course, tennis courts, a fitness trail, an ice skating rink, an indoor Olympic-size swimming pool, racquetball courts, and a dance and aerobics room. Bus and airport facilities are nearby.

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