Coconino Community College opened as Coconino County Community College on July 1, 1991 in a shopping center at the top of Fourth Street. The first day of classes were in late August 1991. On January 4, 2002, the Lone Tree campus in Flagstaff, AZ opened.
Today the college offers more than 50 associate degrees and certificates. Scholarships are available through the CCC Foundation. The main campus is in Flagstaff, Arizona, with other college locations in Fredonia, Page, Tuba City, and Williams. CCC works with Northern Arizona University and the major employers in the area in meeting training, workforce and university transfer needs.
Finding success at Coconino Community College - CCC alum Justin Wilgus credits the College for reminding him of his love of learning so he could go on and graduate from NAU with honors.
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."
Previous attempts to create a community college in Coconino Countyâ"1978 and 1985â"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.
In 1995, CCCC dropped "County" from its name, and is now known as Coconino Community College (CCC).
Northern Arizona University partners with CCC to allow students to transfer up to 90 credits to a degree. The CCC2NAU program began at CCC in 2008, and to date, more than 2,600 students have transitioned to NAU as of January 2017.
Enrollment FY 2015
As of Fall 2015, the total undergraduate enrollment was 3,540, with 446 being transfer-in from other colleges and universities.
As of Fall 2015, Coconino Community College has 169 faculty members; 30 full-time and 146 part-time.
As of July 2017, CCC lists 139 faculty members on its website; 33 full-time and 109 part-time.
- Official website