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 9,247 students
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more 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
    This chart display total faculty of Colorado Mountain College and community college average number of faculty in CO by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.

    Student Body

    • The student population of Colorado Mountain College has grown by 58% 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 5% over five years.
    Total Enrollment9,247 students1,643 students
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    Student : Teacher Ratio0:136:1
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    # Full-Time Students-742 students
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    # Part-Time Students-901 students
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    % American Indian/Alaskan
    -
    1%
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    % Asian
    -
    3%
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    % Hispanic
    21%
    17%
    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 2015-16 school year data.
    % Black
    -
    5%
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    % White
    56%
    64%
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    % Two or more races
    -
    3%
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    % Unknown races
    18%
    6%
    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 Score0.540.55
    This chart display the diversity score of Colorado Mountain College and the community college average diversity score of CO by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
    College Completion Rate
    25%
    35%
    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.
    Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,100$33,100
    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.

    Finances and Admission

    • The public in-state tuition of $5,400 is more than the state average of $3,657. The in-state tuition has grown by 122% over four years.
    • The public out-state tuition of $13,590 is more than the state average of $10,359. The out-state tuition has grown by 87% over four years.
    In-State Tuition Fees$5,400$3,657
    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 2015-16 school year data.
    Out-State Tuition Fees$13,590$10,359
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    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid65%91%
    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 2012-13 school year data.
    Median Debt for Graduates$9,283$11,730
    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 2014-15 school year data.
    Median Debt for Dropouts$5,297$5,139
    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 2014-15 school year data.

    Sports

    Total Sports Offered2 sports
    SportsAlpine Skiing, Cross CountryAlpine 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: 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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