Photo of CMC students taking a break outside the Calaway Center on the Spring Valley Campus.

The Colorado Mountain College Difference

Why we’re a uniquely smart choice

Colorado Mountain College was ranked #17 in the nation by CNN/Money for student success among more than 800 two-year colleges. The college was also rated #1 among Colorado’s two-year colleges for graduation plus transfer rates. The prestigious Aspen Institute selected us among the top 13% of colleges eligible to compete for the Aspen Prize.

These national rankings are a result of our attention to students. We deliver personal, high-quality higher education in the backdrop of  the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Our real-world degrees with connections to our communities give you the tools to succeed.

Earn a Bachelor Degree at CMC


Earn a four-year degree with the lowest tuition in Colorado. We offer five:

Higher Education, CMC Style

Few other colleges match our invigorating blend of hands-on education, personal attention and rigorous academic preparation.

Colorado Mountain College courses can take you to the wilderness for outdoor studies or Natural Resource Management, have you working at Rocky Mountain ski resorts and four-diamond restaurants, or capturing the natural beauty through visual arts.

Our science and liberal arts associate degrees are designed to give you a solid academic foundation to transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Do something major at Colorado Mountain College!