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 one of the 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…

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$540/semester off tuition for In-district, full time students. See Details/Eligibility

2021/2022 Tuition Rates Snapshot

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In-district Tuition


$90/credit-hour
Associate & Bachelor's


$115/credit-hour
BA Education


$130/credit-hour
BS Nursing

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In-state Tuition


$190/credit-hour
Associate & Bachelor's


$215/credit-hour
BA Education


$230/credit-hour
BS Nursing

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Service Area Tuition


$180/credit-hour
Associate & Bachelor's


$205/credit-hour
BA Education


$220/credit-hour
BS Nursing

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Western States/WUE


$285/credit-hour
Associate & Bachelor's


$310/credit-hour
BA Education


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Out-of-state Tuition


$466/credit-hour
Associate & Bachelor's


$491/credit-hour
BA Education


$506/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 student average costs of attendance at CMC, 15 credit hours for two semesters.

Budgetary Category In-District
Tuition $2,700
On Campus Living Expenses* $10,880
Off Campus Living Expenses (estimated) $11,844
Technology Usage Fee $100
Res Hall Technology Usage Fee $200
Estimated Books & Supplies $750
In State / Non Resident Transportation $1,666
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST / ON CAMPUS $16,296
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST / OFF CAMPUS $17,260
*Residential campuses charge a student activity fee of up to $240 per year.

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

Budgetary Category In-State
Tuition $5,700
On Campus Living Expenses* $10,880
Off Campus Living Expenses (estimated) $11,844
Technology Usage Fee $100
Res Hall Technology Usage Fee $200
Estimated Books & Supplies $750
In State / Non Res Transportation $1,666
TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS / ON CAMPUS $19,296
TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS / OFF CAMPUS $20,260
*Residential campuses charge a student activity fee of up to $240 per year.

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.

Budgetary Category Out of State WUE States
Tuition $13,980 $8,550
On Campus Living Expenses* $10,880 $10,880
Off Campus Living Expenses (estimated) $11,844 $11,844
Technology Usage Fee $100 $100
Res Hall Technology Usage Fee $200 $200
Estimated Books & Supplies $750 $750
In-State / Non-Resident Transportation $1,666 $1,666
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST / ON CAMPUS $27,576 $22,146
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST / OFF CAMPUS $28,540 $23,110
*Residential campuses charge a student activity fee of up to $240 per year.

Technology Fees at CMC

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

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 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 $0 $0 $0
6-8.5 $85 $0 $115
9-11.5 $130 $55 $165
12+ $130 $90 $165

*All students who are taking 6+ credit hours at Spring Valley are required to pay the $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.

**The Steamboat Springs fee includes a $25 portion dedicated to approved health, wellness, and recreational programs.

Colorado Mountain College Special Rates

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

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