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Mission & Vision

Our Mission

The mission of Colorado Northwestern Community College is to enhance people’s lives by providing an accessible, affordable, quality education.

Our Vision

Colorado Northwestern Community College will be the college of choice for students seeking a unique education grounded in the Colorado experience.

Value Statement & Core Values

Innovative teaching, outreach education, and continual assessment will ensure that our students have the skills to further their education, succeed at meaningful careers, and prosper in a complex and increasingly diverse world.

  • Achievement: Provide holistic and broadly-based student support to prepare our students to achieve their educational, professional, and personal goals.
  • Life-long Learning: Offer educational programs that encourage continued education as well as respond to evolving workforce environments.
  • Equity and Inclusion: Promote a culture of equity and foster a safe positive environment of inclusion for all students, employees and stakeholders
  • Innovation: Utilize innovation to provide unique learning, leadership, and recreational experiences in the diverse natural environments of Northwest Colorado.
  • Community Involvement & Development: Create and nurture meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships with the Northwest Colorado community and beyond.

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.