College of the Marshall Islands

Oceanside Uliga - PO Box 1258, Majuro
MH, 96960
769 students
Public institution

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The College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) is a regionally accredited autonomous community college offering high school equivalency, community extension, student development, certificate, and associate degree programs in liberal arts & sciences, business administration, elementary education, and nursing. CMI has seen rapid improvement in facilities, education, and leadership as it underwent a transformation to begin serving not only the community of Majuro but also the wider Pacific region as well. CMI sets a high standard for research, and as such has major commitments not only to marine science but also to teacher education and Marshallese cultural preservation among many others. Its commitment to the investigation of the nuclear legacy of our country has resulted in the Nuclear Institute, housed under the Marshallese Studies program, the only program of its kind.
School Highlights:
College of the Marshall Islands serves 769 students (58% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is equal to the state average of 100%.
College of the Marshall Islands is the only community colleges within Marshall Islands County, MH.
The nearest community college is MiraCosta College (4.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
College of the Marshall Islands Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 769 teachers has grown by 38% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 has decreased from 6:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
769 students
1,360 students
# Full-Time Students
444 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 325 students
1,014 students
% American Indian/Alaskan -
% Asian -
% Hawaiian 100%
% Hispanic -
% Black -
% White -
% Two or more races -
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.00

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,745 is less than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,745 is less than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,745 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,745 $10,175
Percent Admitted 68%
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The community college now known as the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) came into existence officially when the Board of Regents of the Community College of Micronesia (CCM) issued its charter on 10 October 1989, designating it as the College of Micronesia-Majuro. Two years later, in January 1991, it was given its present name. In April 1993, CMI became an independent entity with its own Board of Regents and was chartered to serve as the post-secondary agency for RMI. A more recent change occurred in 1996--the establishment of a CMI branch at Gugeegue on Kwajalein Atoll, replacing an earlier extension center there. Degrees and certificates offered at the College of the Marshall Islands includes Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, Certificate of Completion (CC) in Counseling, Certificate of Compeltion (CC) in Marine Conservation Manager/Technician, Associate of Science in Elementary Education, TESOL Certificate Program, Associate of Science in Nursing, Associate of Science in Business and Computer Science, Certificate of Achievement in Business Studies, Certificate of Achievement in Computer and Certificate of Achievement in Accounting. The college also offers Developmental Studies Program and Special Programs like Cooperative Research and Extension (CRE/CMI), Adult and Continuing Education, Upward Bound Program and Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The main campus of the College of the Marshall Islands is located in Uliga, Majuro Atoll. The College administrative offices, nursing dormitory, and library are located in the buildings formerly used as a hospital, as are some classrooms. A two-story classroom building was completed in 1991, with a 4- classroom addition completed in 1996. An administration annex, redeveloped in 1999, lies just beyond the men's and women's nursing dormitories, and includes the Physical Plant office and maintenance facilities, Personnel office, and small conference room. The College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

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