“Front Range Community College (FRCC)’s diverse service area stretches from Denver to the Colorado/Wyoming border and includes high-tech and aerospace corridors around Boulder and Fort Collins (both cities with R1 universities), old and new Denver suburbs and both high- and low-income communities. The college strives to create economic opportunity for the whole region, while working hard to meet the needs of underserved students. Through several new programs— and two new facilities—we are currently focused on meeting key workforce needs in manufacturing and health care. Given the proximity of six prominent universities, we have become an excellent transfer institution, forging strong partnerships that lead our students to be among the most successful in the country when it comes to finishing a four-year degree (see the Aspen Institute’s recent Transfer Playbook).” —Andrew R. Dorsey, president of Front Range Community College
Name: Front Range Community College
City: Longmont, Fort Collins and Westminster
President: Andrew R. Dorsey
Board Chair: Dr. Byron McClenney, chair of the State Board of Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE)
Board of Trustees website: https://www.cccs.edu/about-cccs/state-board/
Type of college: Public
Campus setting: Suburban
Year established: 1968
Student Characteristics Fall 2018
Total Enrollment: 18,800
African American: 2%
- Nationally, Front Range Community College (FRCC) is a top-performing community college for student outcomes when they transfer to four-year colleges (according to the Aspen Institute), and we are an enthusiastic participant in AACC’s Pathways Project.
- FRCC’s new Center for Integrated Manufacturing is the only facility in Colorado with four high-tech advanced manufacturing programs under one roof.
- The college is launching its first two bachelor’s degree programs this fall—in nursing and geospatial science.
- We have two unique joint-use library partnerships with local cities and several new partnerships: a police academy with several local law enforcement agencies, an LPN program with a local long-term care facility, and apprenticeships in tree care, medical assisting and sterile processing.
- We make supporting our veterans a high priority, and FRCC is proud to have been ranked the No. 1 military-friendly® large community college in the nation by militaryfriendly.com last year.