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A uniquely smart college in an adventurous setting prepares students to excel

  • Heart of the Rockies

    Central & western Colorado: 11 locations and campuses, three residence campuses.

    District & service area: 12,000 square miles.

    Counties served: 9 including Eagle, Grand, Jackson, Lake, Garfield, Pitkin, Summit, Chaffee, Routt.

    Highest elevated college campus in the US (Leadville, elevation 10,152 ft.).

    Economic Impact: 1,178 FTE jobs in the nine-county region, $46.2 million in earnings; and $65.4 million in regional economic output annually.

  • Students & Faculty

    Number of students attending annually: 18,000.

    4,398 full-time credit students.

    Average full-time student: 24 years of age.

    Average part-time student: 38 years of age.

    85% of students are from Colorado.

    Full-time faculty: 118.

    College-wide student/teacher ratio: 13 to 1.

    A few notable CMC alumni include:

    NASA researcher and professor Dr. Aileen O’Donoghue
    • Colorado Veterinary Technician of the Year Leslie Rockey
    Fulbright scholars Noelle Brigden and Denise Dimon
    • U.S. Dept. of Interior Conservationist of the Year Sherri Griffith
    DNA-sequencing research physicist Ian Derrington
    Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Pat Davison
    • Four-time Olympian: Katie Uhlaender

  • Institution of Higher Education

    Founded 1965: Classes started 1967.

    College type: Public local college district

    Degrees offered: 5 Bachelor’s, 54 Associate and 77 Certificate.

    Accreditation: The Higher Learning Commission.

    Governance: locally-controlled, property tax-supported college, governed by seven elected trustees.

    Colorado Mountain College Foundation: Endowment is $16 million, largest gift $4 million, total raised since incorporation nearly $40 million, governed by an independent Board of Directors.

  • Programs

    Top degree programs by enrollment:

    1. Associate of Arts (AA)
    2. Associate of Science (AS)
    3. Associate of Arts in Business (AA)
    4. Associate of General Studies (AGS)
    5. Emergency Medical Tech Basic (COP)
    6. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BS)

    English as a Second Language programs served 1,808 students.

Uniquely CMC

CMC ranked top 20 in United States for student success by CNN/Money and the Aspen Institute.

Our bachelor’s degrees are among the country’s most affordable.

One of nine institutions in the nation to receive the 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Postsecondary Sustainability Award.

The Isaacson School for Communication, Arts & Media is named for digital communications pioneer and author Walter Isaacson.

11 athletes competing in the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games studied at Colorado Mountain College.

First Ski and Snowboard Business degree and first national snowsports certification in partnership with SnowSports Industries America (SIA).

America’s only certification in ski lift & ropeway maintenance.

Veterinary Technology graduates had a 100% pass rate on the Veterinary Technician National Examination for three of the past five years.

Culinary students have been Colorado State Champions seven times.

Professional Photography students won prestigious College Photographer of the Year Awards four years in a row.

Resort Management Professor Terry Hunter was honored with the American Hotel and Lodging Association’s national award for hospitality training and education.

CMC generates 220 kilowatts of solar-powered electricity with five on-campus photovoltaic installations.

info-graphic: 11 athletes who competed in the Pyeong Chang Winter Olympic Games studied at Colorado Mountain College