Colorado Mountain College

Tel: (800)621-8559
5,987 students
Public institution

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Embodying the soaring spirit of the diverse and rugged geography surrounding it, Colorado Mountain Colleges� eleven locations provide liberal arts and science certificate and degree programs, basic and lifelong learning and custom business training across 12,000 square miles of western Colorado. CMC prepares Colorado�s workforce through apprenticeships, internships and experiential learning in beautiful mountain settings. CMC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
School Highlights:
Colorado Mountain College serves 5,987 students (27% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Colorado Mountain College is the only community colleges within Garfield County, CO.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Colorado Mountain College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 5,987 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,987 students
1,287 students
Colorado Mountain College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,635 students
832 students
Colorado Mountain College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 4,352 students
1,021 students
Colorado Mountain College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Colorado Mountain College sch enrollment Colorado Mountain College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Colorado Mountain College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Colorado Mountain College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Colorado Mountain College Black (2006-2011)
% White
Colorado Mountain College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Colorado Mountain College sch ethnicity Colorado Mountain College sta ethnicity
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. 0.28 0.45
Colorado Mountain College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,030 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,150 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,030 $5,940
Colorado Mountain College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,150 $10,072
Colorado Mountain College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Our seven Colorado Mountain College campuses are located in the north-central Rockies of Colorado. The College service area covers 12,000 miles, three national forests, six wilderness areas and most of Colorado's major ski resorts. Three of our campuses have dorms. From arts to engineering, business skills to leadership, our programs prepare you for your future. Colorado Mountain College can prepare you for many different kinds of careers or for transfer to a four-year college. We have three residential campuses that offer student housing, cafeterias, libraries, etc. These are located in Steamboat Springs, Leadville, and near Glenwood Springs.

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