Elevate your future

Students play a team-building game at new student orientation at CMC Spring Valley.

Elevate your future

Colorado Mountain College

  • Degrees offered

    8 Bachelor’s • 52 Associate • 77 Certificate
    See below

  • One of the Most Affordable

    bachelor’s degrees in Colorado

  • Student/teacher ratio

    College-wide: 13 to 1

  • Number of Students

    Attending annually: 18,000

Residential Campuses

Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs
Steamboat Springs

Community Locations

Breckenridge & Dillon
Glenwood Springs
Vail Valley at Edwards

Degree Programs and Majors

Bachelor of Applied Science in Leadership and Management (BAS)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
Bachelor of Science in Ecosystem Science & Stewardship (BS)
Bachelor of Arts in Education (BA)
Bachelor of Arts in Human Services (BA)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies (BASS)

Affordable college. It’s a thing.

If you’re like most students or parents, you worry about the burden of student loan debt. Colorado Mountain College’s commitment to affordable, high-quality education helps you graduate with less debt.

Our bachelor’s degree tuition is one of the most affordable in the country. That means you’ll take on an average of $8,000 less in student loans – among the lowest student debt burdens in Colorado. And that means when you graduate, you won’t be crushed by debt just as you’re starting your career.

Tuition & Costs for 2023 - 2024 Academic Year

In-district Tuition

Associate & Bachelor's

BA Education

BS Nursing

In-state Tuition

Associate & Bachelor's

BA Education

BS Nursing

Out-of-state Tuition

Associate & Bachelor's

BA Education

BS Nursing

Graduate Success

Rory Johsnon

Rory Johnson / Second chance

Rory Johnson didn’t plan to change the world through sustainability when he graduated from high school. He didn’t plan to attend CMC either. Lacking direction after high school, he says he chose to follow the well-worn path to a big-name university. After 3 years in Boulder, sitting on a mountain of student debt with no serious interest in his studies, Johnson decided it was time to change plans.

Having lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for most of his life, he ‘d always known about CMC and decided to give it a try. That choice eventually earned him a bachelor’s degree in Sustainability Studies from CMC. “I still have a bunch of debt I’m paying off from my last university and I didn’t even graduate from there. I didn’t take out any debt to attend CMC,” Johnson said.

After six years attending school and working simultaneously, Johnson graduated from CMC and landed a job with Marble Distilling in Carbondale, CO helping to enhance their sustainability efforts. After guiding the installation of a new water reclamation system, Johnson helped the distillery begin to save over 4 million gallons of water per year since 2015 and continue to save more every year. “Water has been an issue my entire life,” Johnson said. “If I can make a difference in even one area, that would be pretty cool.”

Johnson is currently working to implement a new sustainability score card that other distilleries can adopt to shine a light on businesses that emphasize sustainability in their daily operations. The score card measures different sustainability practices such as water recycling and energy saving methods.