Copper Mountain Community College

  • Copper Mountain Community College (CMC) provides an educational and employment environment free from discrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, or disability. CMC is an Equal Opportunity/ Title IX/Section 504 Employer. Concerns may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, EEOC, OCR, or the Chancellor’s Office. Copper Mountain College will be the educational and cultural center of the Morongo Basin. Through cooperative efforts with the community and within the college, we will develop innovative curricula matched to the needs of our students to prepare them to achieve their educational, employment, and life-long learning goals. Our mission is to provide access to educational opportunities for diverse desert communities through a comprehensive curriculum and a passion for the success of every individual student.

School Highlights

Copper Mountain Community College serves 1,533 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

Copper Mountain Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 128 teachers has grown by 72% over five years.
Copper Mountain Community College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty128 staff308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Copper Mountain Community College has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The Copper Mountain Community College diversity score of 0.67 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,533 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:124:1
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# Full-Time Students548 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students985 students6,350 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
3%
12%
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% Hispanic
37%
47%
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% Black
6%
6%
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% White
43%
23%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
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% Two or more races
7%
4%
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% Unknown races
3%
6%
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Diversity Score0.670.70
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College Completion Rate
23%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,400$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,108 is less than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,812 is less than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has declined by 32% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,108$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,812$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$15,654$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,250$6,000
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,997 per year for in-state students and $7,123 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,060 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.