photo - CMC President Dr. Carrie Hauser and Scott Robson, Colorado Mountain Club Executive Director, at the summit of South Maroon Peak.

Open for Learning Since 1967

Classes began at Colorado Mountain College In October, 1967. From precarious beginnings, the College has become a major force in elevating the vitality of our beautiful Rocky Mountain region.
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CMC Alumnus Maegan Carney

Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education!

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Mountain Life

Live it. Surrounded by 16 ski resorts, six wilderness areas
and miles of national forest.


Inspired Academics

Some classes won't fit inside four walls.
11 Mountain Towns with over 80 degree programs.

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Explore Colorado Mountain College

  • CMC students enter the Calaway Acdemic Center on the Spring Valley Campus.
    Future Students
    Take a look inside. There’s a lot to see. Climb beyond with us!
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  • CMC students work directly with a professor in a biology lab.
    Parents & Families
    An affordable Colorado Mountain College education can prepare your student to succeed.
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  • Student relax in their resident hall room.
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Inside CMC

Meet our President!
Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser has spent her career helping open opportunities for college education. She also guided river trips through the Grand Canyon! All great credentials for leading Colorado Mountain College.
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