The student body is diverse.
More than 10,000 students attend the Westminster Campus every year. About three-quarters of the students attend part time. About 30 percent of Westminster students are members of one or more ethnic group. Many students enroll right from high school, so the median age is 22. But more than one-third of our students are 26 or older.
Top transfer destinations.
Many students come to FRCC before transferring. Westminster’s top transfer destination is Metropolitan State University of Denver. Next is the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Transfer students & guaranteed-transfer agreements.
Your Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree is guaranteed to transfer to the colleges of arts and sciences at all public four-year colleges and universities in Colorado.
Our transfer students are prepared for the next step.
They do as well or better than students who start at a four-year institution. And there are special transfer agreements with Colorado School of Mines, Regis University, and others.
Nationally accredited career/technical training is top-notch.
Students come here for top-notch career/technical education. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Nurse Aide programs are state-accredited. Other programs are nationally accredited, including:
The Nursing and Interpreter Preparation programs have received Programs of Excellence Awards from the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.
Responding to the needs of area industries, new certificates have been developed in Retail Management and Project Management. Certificates in Cyber Security and Logistics are expected to start in January 2015.
High school students can enroll in courses.
Some students are still in high school. Our co-enrollment program is called College Now. Currently, more than 900 students from 30 high schools are either taking college courses at their high schools or are enrolled in courses at the college campus. With co-enrollment, students earn both high school and college credit.
Gateway to College gives high school drop-outs a second chance.
Some students are looking for a second chance. In 2008, the Westminster Campus became the first college in Colorado to join the Gateway to College Network. Hundreds of dropouts and students who were way behind in their high schools are earning their diplomas and college credits by taking courses at FRCC.
The Welcome Center provides one-stop student services.
The Welcome Center, which opened in 2011 in the heart of the campus, brings together many of the support services that students need to be successful, including admissions and registration services, advising and career services, tutoring, testing, financial aid, disability services, and cashiers.
Renovations begun in 2014 are improving academic and Student Life areas throughout campus.
Library on campus.
College Hill Library, on the west end of the building, is a joint-use library. The first floor is a city of Westminster library. The second floor is the college library.
Yes, it’s a lo-o-o-o-ng building.
The building was designed to be solar-heated. In fact, when opened in 1977, the Westminster Campus was the largest solar-heated educational building in the world. The solar panels came down in the 1990s when the system needed an upgrade, and at that time conventional heating and cooling was less expensive than upgrading the solar.
English Language School adds international influence.
Westminster is a site for an English Language School, which brings international students to the campus.