Tuition and Costs for Colorado Mountain College

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2023/2024 Tuition Rates Snapshot

In-district Tuition


$100/credit-hour
Associate & Bachelor's


$125/credit-hour
BA Education


$140/credit-hour
BS Nursing

In-state Tuition


$200/credit-hour
Associate & Bachelor's


$225/credit-hour
BA Education


$240/credit-hour
BS Nursing

Western States/WUE


$300/credit-hour
Associate & Bachelor's


$325/credit-hour
BA Education


Out-of-state Tuition


$510/credit-hour
Associate & Bachelor's


$535/credit-hour
BA Education


$550/credit-hour
BS Nursing

Average Cost of Attendance

Below are the estimated costs to attend CMC: 15 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, On Campus

In-district student average costs of attendance at CMC, 15 credit hours for two semesters.

Costs Category Amount
Direct/CMC Billed Costs In-District Tuition $3,000
Housing on campus* $6,400
Food on campus $5,720
Technology Usage Fee $100
Res Hall Technology Usage Fee $200
Sub-total, Direct Cost $15,420
Indirect Costs Estimated books, course materials, supplies and equipment $840
Transportation $1,666
Loan Fee Estimate (borrowers only) $48
Sub-total, Indirect Cost $2,554
Direct + Indirect Costs Total $17,974
*Residential campuses charge student activity and recreation/health fees between $180 to $460 per year depending on the location.

In-District, Off Campus

Costs Category Amount
Direct/CMC Billed Costs In-District Tuition $3,000
Technology Usage Fee $100
Sub-total, Direct Cost $3,100
Indirect Costs Housing and Food off campus $14,679
Estimated books, course materials, supplies and equipment $840
Transportation $1,666
Loan Fee Estimate (borrowers only) $48
Sub-total, Total Indirect Cost $17,233
Direct + Indirect Costs Total $20,333

In-State, On Campus

In-state student average costs of attendance at CMC, 15 credit hours for two semesters.

Costs Category Amount
Direct/CMC Billed Costs In-State Tuition $6,000
Housing on campus $6,400
Food on campus $5,720
Technology Fee $100
Res Hall Technology Usage Fee $200
Total Direct Cost $18,420
Indirect Costs Estimated books, course materials, supplies and equipment $840
Transportation $1,666
Loan Fee Estimate (borrowers only) $48
Total Indirect Cost $2,554
Direct + Indirect Costs Total $20,974
*Residential campuses charge student activity and recreation/health fees between $180 to $460 per year depending on the location.

In-State, Off Campus

In-state student average costs of attendance at CMC, 15 credit hours for two semesters.

Costs Category Amount
Direct/CMC Billed Costs In-State Tuition $6,000
Technology Fee $100
Total Direct Cost $6,100
Indirect Costs Housing and Food off campus $14,679
Estimated books, course materials, supplies and equipment $840
Transportation $1,666
Loan Fee Estimate (borrowers only) $48
Total Indirect Cost $17,233
Direct + Indirect Costs Total $23,333

Average costs of attendance at CMC for Out-of-State students and students from WUE States, 15 credit hours for two semesters.

This discount is not available for online programs or a semester of all online courses.

WUE States, On Campus

Costs Category Amount
Direct/CMC Billed Costs In-State Tuition $9,000
Housing on campus $6,400
Food on campus $5,720
Technology Fee $100
Res Hall Technology Usage Fee $200
Total Direct Cost $21,420
Indirect Costs Estimated books, course materials, supplies and equipment $840
Transportation $1,666
Loan Fee Estimate (borrowers only) $48
Total Indirect Cost $2,554
Direct + Indirect Costs Total $23,974
*Residential campuses charge student activity and recreation/health fees between $180 to $460 per year depending on the location.

WUE States, Off Campus

Costs Category Amount
Direct/CMC Billed Costs In-State Tuition $9,000
Technology Fee $100
Total Direct Cost $9,100
Indirect Costs Housing and Food off campus $14,679
Estimated books, course materials, supplies and equipment $840
Transportation $1,666
Loan Fee Estimate (borrowers only) $48
Total Indirect Cost $17,233
Direct + Indirect Costs Total $26,333

Out-of-State, On Campus

Average costs of attendance at CMC for Out-of-State students, 15 credit hours for two semesters.

Costs Category Amount
Direct/CMC Billed Costs Out of State Tuition $15,300
Housing on campus $6,400
Food on campus $5,720
Technology Fee $100
Res Hall Technology Usage Fee $200
Total Direct Cost $27,720
Indirect Costs Estimated books, course materials, supplies and equipment $840
Transportation $1,666
Loan Fee Estimate (borrowers only) $48
Total Indirect Cost $2,554
Direct + Indirect Costs Total $30,274
*Residential campuses charge student activity and recreation/health fees between $180 to $460 per year depending on the location.

Out-of-State, Off Campus

Average costs of attendance at CMC for Out-of-State students, 15 credit hours for two semesters.

Costs Category Amount
Direct/CMC Billed Costs Out of State Tuition $15,300
Technology Fee $100
Total Direct Cost $15,400
Indirect Costs Housing and Food off campus $14,679
Estimated books, course materials, supplies and equipment $840
Transportation $1,666
Loan Fee Estimate (borrowers only) $48
Total Indirect Cost $17,233
Direct + Indirect Costs Total $32,633

Technology Fees at CMC

Students pay a technology fee every semester based upon their credit load with a maximum of $50/semester. Student living in CMC residence halls pay an additional $100 per semester, which is included in their room charge.

Credit Hours Flat Fee per Semester
3.0 - 5.9 $10.00
6 - 1 1.9 $25.00
12+ $50.00

Additional Residence Hall Fee: $100

Student Activity Fees at CMC

All Colorado Mountain College students living in the Steamboat Springs, Spring Valley, or Leadville Residence Halls are required to pay a Student Activity Fee each semester.

Students not living in the residence halls but taking courses provided by CMC Steamboat Springs, Spring Valley, or Leadville also pay a Student Activity Fee based upon their credit load. See the chart below for specifics.

Students who pay the fee may attend social, athletic, and cultural events on campus free of charge or with a minimal fee. In addition to these events, the fee also funds student organizations and clubs. All events are planned and supervised by Student Government and the campus Student Activities Coordinator.

Credit Hours Spring Valley* Leadville Steamboat Springs**
0-5.9 $0 $0 $0
6-8.9 $85 $0 $90
9-11.9 $130 $55 $140
12+ $130 $90 $140

*All students taking 6+ credit hours at Spring Valley are required to pay a $100 per semester Recreation Center fee. This will allow the students to use the center and climbing wall during the semester they have paid their fees during operational hours. This does not include Health and Wellness course fees.

**All students taking 6+ credit hours at Steamboat Springs are required to pay a $25 per semester fee dedicated to approved health, wellness and recreational programs. This does not include Health and Wellness course fees.

Colorado Mountain College Special Rates

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

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Tuition and fees for one year (30 credit hours). Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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