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Coconino Community College
Former names
Coconino County Community College
TypePublic community college
Established1991[1]
Academic affiliations
Space-grant
PresidentDr. Colleen A. Smith[2]
Students3,515
Location, ,
United States

35°09′59″N 111°38′32″W / 35.16639°N 111.64222°W / 35.16639; -111.64222Coordinates: 35°09′59″N 111°38′32″W / 35.16639°N 111.64222°W / 35.16639; -111.64222
CampusFlagstaff – Lone Tree (Main), Flagstaff – Fourth Street, Fredonia, Grand Canyon, Tuba City, Page and Williams
ColoursTeal & Gold[3]
NicknameCoconino Comets
MascotComets
Websitewww.coconino.edu

Coconino Community College (CCC) is a public community college serving Coconino County in the northern part of the U.S. state of Arizona. It enrolls more than 7,500 learners annually.[4]

Coconino Community College opened as Coconino County Community College on July 1, 1991 in a shopping center at the top of Fourth Street.[5] The first day of classes were in late August 1991. On January 4, 2002, the Lone Tree campus in Flagstaff, AZ opened.[6]

Today, the college offers more than 50 associate degrees and certificates.[7] Scholarships are available through the CCC Foundation.[8] The main campus is in Flagstaff, Arizona, with other college locations in Fredonia,[9] Page,[10] Tuba City, and Williams. CCC works with Northern Arizona University and the major employers in the area[11] in meeting training, workforce and university transfer needs.

History

According to a Jan. 17, 1990 editorial in the Arizona Daily Sun newspaper, "We are the largest county in the state and have large numbers of people who either cannot afford to or are not allowed to enroll at Northern Arizona University. We have large numbers of adults who would avail themselves of an adult education program in the evenings. We have many people who are denied the opportunity for vocational training because they cannot afford to relocated to Phoenix, Prescott or Tucson to enroll in programs."[12]

Previous attempts to create a community college in Coconino County—1978 and 1985—failed. By 1990, another effort was underway, and during a November 1990 election, a ballot measure to form a community college district passed, according to the Arizona Daily Sun. Subsequently, in May 1991, voters approved funding the community college. Nearly 1,000 county residents registered for classes.[13]

In 1995, CCCC dropped "County" from its name, and is now known as Coconino Community College (CCC).[14]

CCC2NAU

Northern Arizona University partners with CCC to allow students to transfer up to 90 credits to a degree.[15] The CCC2NAU program began at CCC in 2008 with a cohort of 15 students, and to date, more than 4,000 students have transitioned to NAU as of the Fall semester of 2019.[16]

Enrollment 2019

As of Fall 2019, the total undergraduate enrollment was 3,582, with 390 being transfer-in from other colleges and universities [17]

Gender
Male 47%
Female 53%
Student Age
24 and under 72%
25 and over 28%

Enrollment 2020

As of Fall 2020, the total undergraduate enrollment was 3,289.[18]

Gender
Male 45%
Female 55%
Student Age
Under 18 21%
18-21 45%
22-29 21%
30 or older 13%
Student Race/Ethnicity
Native American 20%
Hispanic 21%
White 47%
Other 12%

Instructional Staff

As of Fall 2015, Coconino Community College has 169 faculty members; 30 full-time and 146 part-time.[19]

As of July 2017, Coconino Community College has 139 faculty members; 33 full-time and 109 part-time.[20]

As of Fall 2020, Coconino Community College has 141 faculty members; 41 full-time and 100 part-time. [21]

References

  1. ^ "Coconino Community College – About Us". www.coconino.edu. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  2. ^ Vanek, Corina (February 2, 2016). "New CCC president takes office". Arizona Daily Sun. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Coconino Community College – Logos". www.coconino.edu. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  4. ^ "Coconino Community College – About Us". www.coconino.edu. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  5. ^ https://www.coconino.edu/resources/files/pdfs/institutional-research/hlc-virtual-resource/ch-one/RRD_1-1_CCC_Oral_History_10-2010.pdf. Patricia Gibson and Paul Neuman. 2010-09-24.
  6. ^ Rice, Dan. "CCC's 'strikingly different' campus opens". Arizona Daily Sun. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  7. ^ https://www.coconino.edu/degrees-and-certificates
  8. ^ "Scholarships". Coconino Community College Foundation. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  9. ^ Hendricks, Larry. "Coconino Community College – CCC ITV classes at Fredonia library". www.coconino.edu. Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  10. ^ "Coconino Community College – CCC students in Page can still earn an associate degree without leaving Page". www.coconino.edu. Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  11. ^ "Coconino Community College – Community Partnerships". www.coconino.edu. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  12. ^ Hendricks, Larry (2016). The Story of Coconino Community College. Flagstaff, AZ: Coconino Community College. p. 4.
  13. ^ Hendricks, Larry (2016). The Story of Coconino Community College. Flagstaff, AZ: Coconino Community College. pp. 4–6.
  14. ^ Hendricks, Larry (2016). The Story of Coconino Community College. Flagstaff, AZ: Coconino Community College. p. 6.
  15. ^ "Home – CCC2NAU – Northern Arizona University". nau.edu. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  16. ^ "CCC2NAU Homepage". NAU Website. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  17. ^ "College Navigator – Coconino Community College". nces.ed.gov. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  18. ^ "Coconino Community College – Institutional Research". www.coconino.edu. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  19. ^ "National Center for Education Statistics".
  20. ^ "Coconino Community College – Faculty Search". www.coconino.edu. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  21. ^ "Coconino Community College – Institutional Research". www.coconino.edu. Retrieved 2021-09-15.