Facts about our students.
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.
- 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 also 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. The Nursing and Interpreter Preparation programs have received Programs of Excellence Awards from the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. Other nationally accredited programs include:
High school students can enroll in courses.
With our co-enrollment program called College Now, students earn both high school and college credit. High school students can take FRCC classes on campus or in their high school.
In 2008, the Westminster Campus became the first college in Colorado to join the Gateway to College Network, helping high school drop-outs earn their diplomas and college credits by taking courses at FRCC.
Welcome Center provides one-stop student services.
The Welcome Center is the heart of the campus, and is where you'll find admissions and registration services, advising and career services, tutoring, testing, financial aid, disability services, and cashiers.
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.