About Coconino Community College
- Last Updated: 03 November 2014
Student success is the heart and purpose of Coconino Community College as shown by the fact that CCC is ranked among the top 50 community colleges in the U.S., according to education website, thebestschools.org, which cites factors such as learning outcomes and student support. CNN Money has ranked CCC as No. 25 in its listing of the best community college values. The College has served residents across 18,000 sq. mi. of Coconino County since 1991 and helped create the region's skilled workforce, which is improving overall health, safety and the economy in the region.
The award-winning CCC2NAU program has become a state and national model for transitioning community college students to a four-year university. The program has served more than 1,700 students, compared to a starting cohort of 15 in 2008. The CCC2NAU program provides an innovative way to smooth a student’s path toward a bachelor's degree with tailored advisement, institutional collaboration, including access to amenities at NAU like the Cline Library, recreation centers and housing. The program focuses on a truly seamless transition from CCC to NAU. Outcomes from the CCC2NAU program include higher grade point averages, greater retention and degree completion rates than students who are not enrolled in the program at CCC and other community colleges throughout the state.
The College provides affordable tuition and a wide variety of certificates and degrees including career/technical programs with more than 60 certificate programs and two-year associate degrees in various fields including nursing, fire science, law enforcement and business.
CCC reaches out to the more rural portions of the County including Williams, the Grand Canyon, Page/Lake Powell, Fredonia, Tuba City and other remote areas on the Navajo, Hopi and Supai Tribal Lands with instructional sites that offer classes through online, in person and Interactive Television classes to meet the needs of students in these rural and remote areas. Nearly 25 percent of CCC’s student population comprises Native American learners and Community College Week says CCC is among the top colleges in the nation among Native American students earning associate degrees.
When CCC first opened its doors, nearly 1,000 students enrolled at the Flagstaff campus in the first semester. Since then, the college has experienced an astounding growth rate and today serves more than 7,500 students per year with two campuses in Flagstaff. The Flagstaff Lone Tree campus houses the College’s administration offices, as well as the majority of the general education courses. The Flagstaff Fourth Street campus houses the Flagstaff Medical Center Institute for Nursing Education as well as other vocational programs like fire science and construction management. CCC maintains instructional sites in Fredonia, Grand Canyon, Page, Tuba City and Williams.