Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College Photo #1 - CMC is 11 campuses spread throughout the Rocky Mountains of North Central Colorado. See each campus at
Colorado Mountain College Photo #1 - CMC is 11 campuses spread throughout the Rocky Mountains of North Central Colorado. See each campus at
  • 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 6,995 students (28% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 36%.
  • Colorado Mountain College is the only community colleges within Garfield County, CO.
  • The nearest community college to Colorado Mountain College is Intellitec College-Grand Junction (70.9 miles away).

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School Overview

    Colorado Mountain College(CO) Community College Avg.
    Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
    Institution Level4 or more yearsFour or more years
    Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
    Total Faculty- staff40 staff
    Colorado Mountain College Total Faculty (2007-2012)

    Student Body

    • The student population of Colorado Mountain College has grown by 16% over five years.
    • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
    • The Colorado Mountain College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 94% over five years.
    Total Enrollment6,995 students1,643 students
    Colorado Mountain College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
    Student : Teacher Ratio13:136:1
    Colorado Mountain College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
    # Full-Time Students1,986 students742 students
    Colorado Mountain College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
    # Part-Time Students5,009 students901 students
    Colorado Mountain College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
    Colorado Mountain College Enrollment Breakdown CO All Enrollment Breakdown
    % American Indian/Alaskan
    Colorado Mountain College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
    % Asian
    Colorado Mountain College Asian (2007-2016)
    % Hispanic
    Colorado Mountain College Hispanic (2007-2016)
    % Black
    Colorado Mountain College Black (2007-2016)
    % White
    Colorado Mountain College White (2007-2016)
    % Hawaiian
    % Two or more races
    Colorado Mountain College More (2014-2016)
    Colorado Mountain College Ethnicity Breakdown CO All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
    Diversity Score0.540.55
    Colorado Mountain College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
    College Completion Rate
    Colorado Mountain College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2011)
    Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,100$33,100
    Colorado Mountain College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

    Finances and Admission

    • The public in-state tuition of $4,410 is more than the state average of $3,657. The in-state tuition has grown by 81% over four years.
    • The public out-state tuition of $13,200 is more than the state average of $10,359. The out-state tuition has grown by 82% over four years.
    In-State Tuition Fees$4,410$3,657
    Colorado Mountain College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
    Out-State Tuition Fees$13,200$10,359
    Colorado Mountain College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
    Tuition NotesStudents who qualify
    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid65%91%
    Colorado Mountain College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
    Median Debt for Graduates$9,283$13,000
    Colorado Mountain College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Dropouts$5,297$5,139
    Colorado Mountain College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


    Total Sports Offered1 sports
    SportsAlpine SkiingAlpine Skiing


    Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 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, Leadville Running Clu
    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

    School Notes

    • Our 11 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.

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    Did You Know?
    For Colorado public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,657 per year for in-state students and $10,359 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,389 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

    Colorado community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Colorado is Everest College-Aurora. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.