Colorado Mountain College

  • Colorado Mountain College is located high in the Colorado Rockies, delivering a personalized college education in 11 Rocky Mountain locations, including three residential campuses.We deliver personal, high-quality higher education in the backdrop of Colorado outdoors. Colorado Mountain College is ranked #17 in the nation by CNN/Money for student success among more than 800 two-year colleges. The college is also rated #1 among Colorados two-year colleges for graduation plus transfer rates.

School Highlights

Colorado Mountain College serves 5,636 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 43%.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Enrollment: 5,636 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,400
  • Out-state tuition: $13,590
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 37%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 679 teachers has grown by 250% over five years.
Colorado Mountain College
(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control
Public
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
679 staff
80 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Colorado Mountain College has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Colorado Mountain College diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,636 students
2,085 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,662 students
585 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,974 students
1,500 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Colorado Mountain College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
n/a
443 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,662 students
528 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Colorado Mountain College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
97 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,974 students
952 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
650 students
346 students
This chart display the dormitory capacity of Colorado Mountain College and the community college average dormitory capacity of CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Colorado Mountain College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in CO by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Asian
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Colorado Mountain College and the percentage of Asian community college students in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hispanic
27%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Colorado Mountain College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Colorado Mountain College and the percentage of Black community college students in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
63%
57%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
1%
% Two or more races
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Colorado Mountain College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Colorado Mountain College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score
0.53
0.62
This chart display the diversity score of Colorado Mountain College and the community college average diversity score of CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
25%
33%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Colorado Mountain College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of CO by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
2.68%
2.68%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,100
$33,300
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Colorado Mountain College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of CO by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,400 is more than the state average of $3,735. The in-state tuition has grown by 62% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $13,590 is more than the state average of $10,371. The out-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,400
$3,735
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Colorado Mountain College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$13,590
$10,371
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Colorado Mountain College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
68%
87%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Colorado Mountain College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$11,000
$11,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Colorado Mountain College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Colorado Mountain College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
62%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports
Sports
Alpine Skiing, Cross Country

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Many interest clubs from outdoor activities to languages to food and beyond

Arts and Music Programs:
Theatre program

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Gates Soccer Field games
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Our11 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 residence halls. Each year, over 20,000 students take classes at our 11 locations and online.From arts to engineering, business skills to leadership, our programs prepare you for your future. Learning here is personal. Classes are small. Faculty are friendly. Our graduates say that Colorado Mountain College has provided a solid foundation for the challenges they have faced.Colorado Mountain College can prepare you for many different kinds of careers, for transfer, and we also offer our own Bachelor degrees. We have three residential campuses that offer student housing, cafeterias, libraries, etc. These are located in Steamboat Springs, Leadville, and near Glenwood Springs.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Colorado Mountain College cost?
Colorado Mountain College's tuition is approximately $5,400 for In-State students and $13,590 for Out-State students.
What sports does Colorado Mountain College offer?
Colorado Mountain College offers 2 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing and Cross Country.

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Enrollment: 5,636 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,400
  • Out-state tuition: $13,590
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 37%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

For Colorado public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,735 per year for in-state students and $10,371 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,162 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Colorado is 70%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Colorado community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Colorado is Concorde Career College-Aurora. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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