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Rio Blanco County offers multiple educational offerings, with high ranking K-12 schools in Northwest Colorado and higher education offerings through Colorado Northwestern Community College.



Meeker School District is accredited with Distinction

Meeker School District is accredited with Distinction, providing incredible learning opportunities for students in academic achievement, academic growth, and post-secondary and workforce readiness.

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Looking for higher education opportunity in Rio Blanco County?

Looking for higher education opportunity in Rio Blanco County? Depending on what you want to study, Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,000 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. The two main campuses in Craig and Rangely are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado, with two service centers located in Meeker and Oak Creek.

CNCC serves a diverse student population, ranging from traditional college students right out of high school, to a diverse population of adults who are seeking to advance their careers, or perhaps pursue a second one. The programs offered are as diverse as the students. They offer world-class Arts & Science Degree programs that feature guaranteed transfer to Colorado four-year institutions. They also offer a rich array of Career and Technical programs designed to give students the training they need to get to work now.

One of the most attractive things about CNCC is that they are centered in one of the richest recreational and scenic areas in Colorado. It’s Colorado like you’ve never seen it before, with deep, high mountain canyons; impossibly wide vistas, wild untamed rivers; and solitude that inspires.

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Rangely School District features two schools

Rangely School District features two schools, Parkview Elementary and Rangely Junior/Senior High School. With an impressive 12:1 student – teacher ratio, students in Rangely receive a great education that prepares them for future workplace employment and post-secondary education.

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