Colorado Mountain College

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School Overview

Colorado Mountain College (abbreviated CMC) operates eleven community colleges throughout western Colorado. CMC students can pursue Associate’s degrees and four-year Bachelor’s degrees. CMC specializes in technical programs related to outdoor recreation and ski resorts, as well as preparing students to transfer to four-year universities.

Many of the general education courses offered at CMC are comparable to introductory classes at four-year universities. CMC also provides professional certificates and specialized career training in a wide variety of fields.

CMC specializes in preparing students for careers in the ski industry. This includes training in the ski and snowboard business, marketing and product development, hotel and resort management, slope and lift maintenance, and environmental sustainability studies. The school also offers programs in nursing, veterinary medicine and culinary arts, in which students can apprentice at AAA Four Diamond resorts.

Many of CMC’s classes are broadcast live over the school’s interactive video system. This allows students to interact with specialized instructors at other CMC sites.

CMC is home to a vibrant community of campus organizations, student clubs, honor societies and recreational activities, which focus on the winter sports that dominate western Colorado. The school’s Steamboat Springs ski team competes in the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association.

General Information

Admission Office

831 Grand Avenue

Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

(970) 947-8327

(800) 621-8559

Fax: (970) 947-8324

Contact: Bill Sommers

Director of Pre-Enrollment Services, Collegewide
Main Address

831 Grand Avenue

Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

(800) 621-8559

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,200


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for nursing applicants. Testing requirements for veterinary technology, photography, outdoor recreation leadership, culinary arts, paramedic, and ski area operations.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Animal Health A
Farm/Ranch Management C
Food Science A
Food Technology/Processing A
Soil Science and Agronomy A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting C
Art – General A
Arts – General A
Commercial Photography A
Commercial/Advertising Art A,C
Design/Visual Communications A
Digital art C
Drama/Theater Arts A
Graphic Design A
Photography A,C
Theatre Arts Management C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Business – General A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Hospitality Administration/Management A
Hotel/Motel Management A
Management Information Systems A
Real Estate A,C
Resort Management A

Communications & Journalism

Photojournalism A

Communications Technologies

Animation/Special Effects A
Graphic Communications A
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A
Photographic/Film Technology A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics A
Computer Networking/Telecommunications A
Computer Programming – General A
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Data Processing Technology C
Information Technology A
Web/Multimedia Design C


Bilingual/Bicultural Education A
Education – General A


Engineering – General A
Mechanical Engineering A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A
Speech/Rhetorical Studies A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

EMT Ambulance Attendant C
Health Services – General C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Prenursing A
Veterinarian Assistance A


History – General C

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Accounting/Computer Science A
Biological/Physical Sciences A
Natural Sciences A
Science, Technology & Society A

Natural Resources & Conservation

Forestry – General A
Natural Resources & Conservation – General A
Natural Resources Management/Policy A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General A
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management A

Personal & Culinary Services

Baking/Pastry Arts C
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A
Culinary Arts/Related Services A
Food Prep/Professional Cooking A
Personal & Culinary Services – General A
Restaurant/Catering Management A

Physical Sciences

Astronomy C
Chemistry A
Geology A
Physical Sciences – General C


Psychology – General C

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A
Fire Protection/Safety Technology C
Fire Science/Firefighting A
Fire Services Administration C
Police Science C

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Colorado Mountain College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (800) 621-8559
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 802 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-0233
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 5,636
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,176 (74% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $4,620
Out-of-state Tuition: $11,172
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 68%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,161

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Colorado Mountain College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Colorado Mountain College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1592
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 53
Education 211
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 63
Health Professions and Related Programs 1261
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 43
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 4
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 211
Natural Resources and Conservation 42
Personal and Culinary Services 22
Precision Production 1
Visual and Performing Arts 12
Grand total 60375

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Colorado Mountain College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $4,620
Out-of-state $11,172
Books and supplies $840

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 185 68%
Grant or scholarship aid 118 44% $5,161
Student loan aid 101 37% $5,613

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,321 23% $4,925
Federal student loans 624 11% $5,286

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Colorado Mountain College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Colorado Mountain College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Colorado Mountain College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 5,636
Undergraduate enrollment 5,636
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Colorado Mountain College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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