Tuition and Costs for Colorado Mountain College

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 the third lowest in the country and the lowest in Colorado. 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.

Compare our costs and see why low-debt degrees are smarter…

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

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

Fund Sueños

CMC is pioneering new access for students. Through a privately funded program, DACA students and others who aren't eligible for federal financial assistance can receive up to $3,000 per year.

Tuition Rates Snapshot

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In-district Tuition


$80/credit-hour
Associate & Bachelor's


$105/credit-hour
BA Education


$120/credit-hour
BS Nursing

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In-state Tuition


$180/credit-hour
Associate & Bachelor's


$205/credit-hour
BA Education


$220/credit-hour
BS Nursing

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Service Area Tuition


$170/credit-hour
Associate & Bachelor's


$195/credit-hour
BA Education


$210/credit-hour
BS Nursing

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Out-of-state Tuition


$453/credit-hour
Associate & Bachelor's


$478/credit-hour
BA Education


$493/credit-hour
BS Nursing

Average Cost of Attendance

Below are the estimated costs to attend CMC: 12 credits per semester for two semesters. Your costs will be different if you take fewer or more credits. Actual expenses will vary depending on living arrangements, and personal obligations.

In-District

In-district student average costs of attendance at CMC, 12 credit hours for two semester.

Budgetary Category In-District
Tuition $1,920
On Campus Living Expenses* 9,658
Off Campus Living Expenses (estimated) 11,547
Technology Usage Fee 100
Res Hall Technology Usage Fee 200
Estimated Books & Supplies 780
In State / Non Resident Transportation  1,666
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST / ON CAMPUS $14,324
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST / OFF CAMPUS $16,013
*Residential campuses charge a student activity fee of up to $180 per year.
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Colorado Mountain College Special Rates

Students are permitted only one tuition discount while enrolled at the institution.

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Over 400 scholarships are given out by the CMC Foundation each year. Plus, more scholarships are available through other organizations.