Front Range Community College

Westminster, CO 80031
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Front Range Community College (FRCC) is a two-year institution that is located in Westminster, Colorado. FRCC was established in 1968 and is a school that has become a large part of the community over time. The heritage of the school can be traced all the way back to the founding of the State Board for Community Colleges, making it one of the oldest community colleges in the state. This school offers students a great number of educational opportunities. Students can earn many different degrees and certificates by attending this institution. The college is also fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The nursing department of FRCC is very good and offers students a high rate of success. There are two different paths that students can follow at this nursing department. The registered nursing AAS program is the most popular and the LPN-ADN bridge program is also available. Other programs include the nurse aid program and the practical nursing program. The mission of all of the nursing programs is to provide an excellent education for the students that will prepare them for professional careers. Students will enjoy a higher rate of success when taking NCLEX exams after going through this school. The program is fully approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing and is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students19,259
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate59%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 1
Associate's degree 10 128
Certificate 28 246
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 84.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1975 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
02/01/2011 - Current
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
10/01/2009 - Current
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
10/01/2010 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
10/01/2010 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$145/credit
In State Students$145/credit
Out of State Students$598/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $6,525 $6,525 $26,910
ADN 70 $10,150 $10,150 $41,860
BSN 125 $18,125 $18,125 $74,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 65% of Front Range Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 40% $4,791
Other Federal Grant 2% $2,458
State Grant & Scholarships 39% $2,344
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 6% $1,984
Federal Student Loans 29% $5,076
Private Loans 1% $7,406


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,161
$30,001 to $48,000$7,195
$48,001 to $75,000$9,687
$75,001 to $110,000$13,057
Over $110,000$13,748

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Colorado state board of nursing.
Front Range Community College
3645 W 112th Ave
Westminster, CO 80031

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