About Colorado Mountain College... Uniquely Smart

Colorado Mountain College is a rare find. Our students’ great successes are fueled by plenty of personal attention. Learning thrives here in the dynamic atmosphere of Colorado’s most scenic mountain communities. (Bonus: tuition is surprisingly affordable!)

photo: two CMC students hike near Leadville

About Colorado Mountain College... Uniquely Smart

Colorado Mountain College is a rare find. Our students’ great successes are fueled by plenty personal attention. Learning thrives here in the dynamic atmosphere of Colorado’s most scenic mountain communities. (Bonus: tuition is surprisingly affordable!)

Low-debt Degrees are Smarter

Colorado Mountain College’s continuous commitment to an affordable and high-quality education helps you graduate with less student loan debt.

Despite our low costs, our student to teacher ratio is 13:1 – the small class atmosphere that you would expect from a small, private college.

info-graphic: $8,000 less in student loans compared the average 4-year student in Colorado

CMC Honored to be a Hispanic Serving Institution

The federal government designated Colorado Mountain College as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in 2021 after years of deliberate efforts to grow CMC’s student body to be 25% or more Latino. The HSI designation means the college is now eligible for additional grant funding that benefits all students. Learn more about the Hispanic Serving Institution designation

Colorado’s First Dual Mission College

CMC was officially designated as Colorado’s first dual mission institution in 2021. Dual mission colleges and universities offer a blend of certificate programs and associate degrees as well as bachelor’s degrees under one roof. They recognize that today's learners need and want a mix of liberal arts and hands-on career skills training. CMC is hosting the National Dual Mission Summit in November 2022.

Fueling Student Success

Colorado Mountain College measures its success through your success. Our focus is on helping you meet your individual educational goals. That’s why students who attend Colorado Mountain College are more successful than their peers: They’re more likely to graduate or go on to attend four-year programs.

Supportive Communities that Provide Unique Opportunities

CMC Campuses & Locations

The College district and service area cover 12,000 square miles, three national forests, six wilderness areas and most of Colorado's major ski resorts. CMC has campuses at:

  • Aspen
  • Breckenridge
  • Carbondale
  • Dillon
  • Glenwood Springs
  • Leadville
  • Rifle
  • Salida
  • Spring Valley
  • Steamboat Springs
  • Vail Valley at Edwards

Leadville

  • Leadville is sometimes called the “Two Mile High City” – it’s the second highest incorporated city in the United States at 10,430 feet
  • Option to live on-campus
  • Learn more about CMC Leadville

Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs

  • 1,500 students
  • Option to live on-campus
  • Fun fact: The campus has an 18-hole Disc Golf Course to challenge your skills and clear your mind
  • #5 in Outside Magazine’s Top 15 Places to Live
  • Learn more about CMC Spring Valley

 

Steamboat Springs

  • Strong influence from its Sustainability Studies Bachelor degree program
  • Option to live on-campus which is walking distance from town
  • On-campus disc golf course and ski and snowboard rail yard
  • Steamboat Springs is known as Ski Town, USA and renowned for its world class skiing
  • Learn more about CMC Steamboat Springs

Aspen

  • Study Digital Journalism in a town influential in international politics, culture and arts
  • Full service campus with counselors and full-time faculty
  • Fun fact: Aspen is home to the Winter X-Games
  • Learn more about CMC Aspen

Breckenridge & Dillon

  • Home to an apprentice-based culinary program whose students consistently win competitions
  • Wide range of professional programs from nursing to outdoor education
  • Go from classroom to slopes in less than 20 minutes
  • Learn more about CMC Breckenridge & Dillon

Carbondale

  • The campus is located in the heart of downtown Carbondale, an enterprising community of start-up businesses, young professionals and well-known artists
  • Learn more about CMC Carbondale

Glenwood Springs

Rifle

  • Over two dozen programs to choose from including industry energy-focused certifications and associate degrees
  • The on-campus solar farm, also a teaching resource, generates 33% of campus power
  • Learn more about CMC Rifle

Salida

  • Welcome to CMC! November 5, 2019, voters overwhelmingly chose to annex Salida and Poncha Springs into CMC’s district.
  • Salida is a vibrant mountain community and outdoor enthusiast paradise, offering world-class rafting, fishing, hiking and biking.
  • Learn more about CMC Salida

Vail Valley at Edwards

  • Full selection of certificates, associate and bachelor’s degrees
  • Free evening childcare for students
  • World-class ski resorts Vail and Beaver Creek are just minutes from campus
  • Learn more about CMC Vail Valley at Edwards

There’s More to Explore

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