Tuition and Costs at Colorado Mountain College

Low-debt degrees are a smarter way to start your career

Our bachelor’s degree tuition is the third lowest in the country, and the lowest in Colorado. That means our students take on an average of $8000 less in student loans, among the lowest student debt burdens in Colorado. Low cost and low debt keeps CMC graduates from being crushed by debt as they start their careers.

Worried about all those “other” costs? Not here. Our fees are the lowest for a bachelor’s degree in Colorado. And we recently implemented a flat-fee textbook program that can save our students thousands over the course of their degree. Compare our costs and see why low-debt degrees are smarter.

Tuition & Cost Intro

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Thanks to the financial support of our mountain communities, Colorado Mountain College offers a quality education at a price you can afford. Our tuition is one of the lowest in Colorado, and is lower than in-state tuition in many other states. Don’t go deep into debt. Find your affordable education here!

See all CMC Tuition Rates below

Paying for College Intro

Paying for your College Education at CMC

Even with low tuition, funding your education can be complicated at times. Colorado Mountain College will help you navigate the process and find opportunities that will save you money. Explore the options, and be sure to connect with our Financial Aid specialists and explore all the options…

WUE Intro

chart showing WUE rates: Lower division tuition (100-200 level courses) is $220.50/credit, a 50% savings from out-of-state rates. Upper division tuition (300-400 level courses) is $318/credit, a 25% savings from out-of-state rates.Western Undergraduate Exchange

New students from WUE western states can receive up to 52% off tuition.


Continuing Opportunity Tuition Rate

Continuing Opportunity Tuition Rate

The Continuing Opportunity Tuition Rate offers in-state tuition rates for degree seeking students who have resided in the CMC service area for at least 24 months and successfully completed the English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum or a General Education Diploma (GED) at CMC.

See 2017/18 SPECIAL TUITION RATES below.

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In-district Tuition

100 - 200 level courses

300 - 400 level courses

BAE 300 - 400 level courses

BSN 300 - 400 level courses

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In-state Tuition

100 - 200 level courses

300 - 400 level courses

BAE 300 - 400 level courses

BSN 300 - 400 level courses

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Out-of-state Tuition

100 - 200 level courses

300 - 400 level courses

BAE 300 - 400 level courses

BSN 300 - 400 level courses

BAE: Bachelor of Arts Education. BSN: Bachelor of Science Nursing.

Colorado Mountain College Special Rates

Veterans & Military Families Discount Rate

To honor your service, we offer a 25% tuition discount off of your tuition classification rate to those who qualify. This discount is for Veterans, Active-Duty Military, their spouses and dependents (dependents under 23-years-of-age).

This discount is not available for online programs or a semester of all online courses. This discount was approved by the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees to honor U.S. veterans, active-duty military and their families.


Active Duty

Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET)

Colorado’s ASSET bill allows U.S. citizens, permanent resident aliens, and students without lawful immigration status to qualify for in-state tuition rates if they meet certain conditions.

Informacion en español sobre ASSET

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Average Cost of Attendance

The student expense budget reflects a reasonable cost of attendance at CMC for an academic year (nine months). If attendance is less than or greater than nine months, the budget components should be prorated accordingly. Actual expenses may vary depending on your living arrangements, priorities and personal obligations.


In-district student average costs of attendance at CMC, 15 credit hours for each semester (2 total).

Budgetary Category In-District
Tuition* $1,950
On Campus Living Expenses** 9,280
Off Campus Living Expenses 9,700
Technology Usage Fee
see Technology Fees below
Res Hall Technology Usage Fee
see Technology Fees below
Estimated Books & Supplies 1,200
In State / Non Res Transportation  0
*These costs are for the 2017-18 academic year.
**Residential campuses charge a student activity fee of up to $180 per year.