Front Range Community College: Narrative Description

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3645 West 112th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80031-2105
Tel: (303)466-8811
Admissions: (303)404-5471
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Community Colleges of Colorado System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 90-acre suburban campus with easy access to Denver. Educational spending 2003-04: $2341 per student. Total enrollment: 15,669. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 4,933 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 5,323 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 10,346 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 104 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 1% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 19% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Metropolitan State College, University of Colorado at Denver, Colorado State University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $4578 full-time, $152.60 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,355 full-time, $345.15 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $312 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Colorado Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Alpha Mu Psi, Alpha Tau Kappa, Hispanic Club. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Chili Cook-Off, culture days. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. College Hill Library with an OPAC and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $498,927. 62 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Denver.

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