Accreditation

Colorado Northwestern Community College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), an independent accrediting agency responsible for accrediting post-secondary, degree granting institutions in the North Central region. This accreditation ensures you will receive a superior education by guaranteeing CNCC is meeting or exceeding national education standards.

CNCC had an assurance review in 2017 and met all criteria for accreditation without reservation. The 10 year comprehensive evaluation of CNCC is in October 2022.

Contact The Commission:


Website: Higher Learning Commission
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: 800.621.7440/312.263.0456
Fax: 312.263.7462
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 Students, faculty, staff and members of the public may submit a complaint to HLC about Colorado Northwestern Community College.

CNCC's HLC Documents:

 

CNCC’s HLC Steering Committee

The HLC Steering Committee meets regularly to ensure CNCC meets all accreditation requirements to be in good standing and is continuously improving to exceed requirements.

Kelly Scott, Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Chair and HLC Accreditation Liaison Officer

Dr. Lisa Jones, President

James Caldwell, Vice President of Finance and Administration

Keith Peterson, Vice President of Instruction

David Hardman, Vice President of Student Services

Meghan Davis, Dean of Career and Technical Programs

Jesse LaRose, Dean of Arts and Sciences

Lisa Krueger, Director of Academic Operations

Dr. Mario Sullivan, Science Faculty

Vacant, Director of Student Support

Candra Robie, Director of Athletics

Jessica Counts, Director of Concurrent Enrollment

Vacant, Executive Assistant to the President

Federal Compliance Guidelines

All colleges must meet mandated federal compliance guidelines.

1. ASSIGNMENT OF CREDITS, PROGRAM LENGTH AND TUITION

a. CNCC's Credit Hour Policy

2. INSTITUTIONAL MECHANISMS FOR HANDLING STUDENT COMPLAINTS

3. TRANSFER POLICIES

4. PRACTICES FOR VERIFICATION OF STUDENT IDENTITY

5. PROTECTION OF STUDENT PRIVACY 

6. PUBLICATION OF STUDENT OUTCOME DATA 

7. STANDING WITH STATE AND OTHER ACCREDITORS

Colorado Northwestern Community College is part of the Colorado Community College System under the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education.

  • Program Specific Accreditations
    • Nursing, accredited by ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
    • Dental Hygiene, accredited by CODA (Commission on Dental Accreditation)
    • Automotive, accredited by NATEF (National Automotive Technical Education Foundation)

 

Colorado Northwestern Community College is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, creed, religion, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, or marital status in its activities, programs or employment practices. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact Angela Miller, (970) 675-3235 or the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, Colorado 80294, (970) 844-2991. All brochure and web information is subject to change without notice.

About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,600 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.

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