The Uniquely Smart Choice

We’re the college for students who want to explore and go beyond the obvious.

Affordable, high-quality education, high student outcomes, and our unique locations make Colorado Mountain College the uniquely smart choice to earn your degree.

photo - CMC students talking outside the Calaway Center on the Spring Valley campus.

The Uniquely Smart Choice

We’re the college for students who want to explore and go beyond the obvious.

Affordable, high-quality education, high student outcomes, and our unique locations make Colorado Mountain College the uniquely smart choice to earn your degree.

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. And that’s not just talk… we put our money where our mouth is: In 2018, we lowered tuition by nearly 20 percent!

Despite our low costs, our student to teacher ratio is 13:1 – nearly three times lower than the state community college average of 36:1.

info-graphic: $8,000 less in student loans compared the average 4-year student in Colorado
info-graphic: 76% less in student fees compared the average public college in Colorado
info-graphic: most affordable bachelor's degree in Colorado

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.

See what our students have to say about our commitment to student success…

Do Something MAJOR

Colorado Mountain College’s students are doing something MAJOR. Meet three of our students:

Meet Jasmine

Meet Deshaunte

Meet Sian

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
  • Buena Vista
  • Carbondale
  • Dillon
  • Glenwood Springs
  • Leadville
  • Rifle
  • Spring Valley
  • Steamboat Springs
  • Vail Valley at Edwards
graphic: preview of the CMC District Google Map


photo - CMC in Leadville campus.

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


photo - panaramic view of the CMC Spring Valley Campus with Mt. Sopris in the background.

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
photo - overlooking the town of Steamboat Springs and ski area from the CMC campus.


  • 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
photo - exterior of CMC Aspen Campus in summer

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
photo - CMC Breckenridge academic center

Buena Vista

  • Providing general transfer core courses and certifications, including nurse aide and emergency medical services
  • Nestled at the foot of the Continental Divide, Buena Vista is an outdoor enthusiast paradise, offering world-class rafting, fishing, hiking and biking
  • Learn more about CMC Buena Vista
photo - CMC The Forster Academic Center with the Collegiate Range behind.


  • 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
photo - front facade of the CMC Carbondale Lappala Center

Glenwood Springs

photo - aerial photo of the Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Springs Center


  • 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
photo - Colorado Mountain College Rifle campus entry at dusk

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
photo - panaramic shot of the CMC Vail Valley in Edwards campus

There’s More to Explore

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There are programs for nearly every interest. CMC offers over 125 different programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, and certificates.