Parents & Families

We want to be partners in your student's success

You may be surprised at what your college fund can buy here. Excellent education. Teachers who engage students to be successful. And affordable cost. In fact, we offer the most affordable bachelor degree in Colorado.

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has recognized CMC as in the top 13% of institutions offering associates degrees in the U.S. for exceptional student performance and outcomes. Read more about the Aspen Prize. The college was also ranked #17 in the nation by CNN/Money for student success among more than 800 institutions offering associates degrees. And CMC was rated #1 among Colorado's institutions offering associates degrees for graduation plus transfer rates.

This success happens in a supportive environment where students don’t just have teachers, they have mentors. Colorado Mountain College staff and faculty are committed to helping your student grow and thrive in all areas of their life.

Compare CMC's low tuition and fees

Our tuition rates are some of the lowest in the state. Our bachelor’s degree tuition is the lowest in Colorado and the third lowest in the country. Plus, our Learning Materials Program delivers your textbooks before classes start at nearly half the typical cost! You'll avoid student debt and get a high-quality education at Colorado Mountain College. That's smart.

Here’s how our in-district and in-state tuition compares to other Colorado schools:

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*Includes fees charged to all students. Some programs have additional fees.

See where our students have transferred, including a few Ivy League schools.

Of course you still have questions. So here are some resources to help answer them and connect you and your student with the Colorado Mountain College community.

Parent/Guardian Info Session Part I: Incoming Class of 2021

April 13, 2021, at 6PM

Get the details about CMC’s admission process, FAFSA/ financial aid and student support in our online session.


Parent/Guardian Info Session Part II: Current Student & Parent Panel

April 28, 2021, at 5PM

Join CMC's panel of students & parents/guardians to learn about their experience at CMC!

They will provide tips, offer advice, and give you a better understanding of what it will be like to attend CMC.


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Search for Sections for Spring 2021 begins October 26, 2020

Registration for Spring 2021 opens November 2, 2020

Spring 2021 Semester starts January 18, 2021
Register before your class starts!

Drop/Add Period for Spring 2021 is January 18 - 22, 2021

See the Academic Calendar