Colorado Mesa University

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Colorado Mesa University (formerly Mesa
State College) is a public
university with its main campus located in
Grand Junction, Colorado. In
addition to its main campus in central
Grand Junction, the university
also has campuses in northwestern Grand
Junction and regional campus in
Montrose, Colorado. The university has
associate's, bachelor's and master's
degree programs in several fields of study
and will be launching a
doctorate program in the near future. The
institution's name was
changed to Colorado Mesa University in
2011 when it attained university
status.

General Information

Colorado Mesa University is based in
the beautiful setting of Grand
Junction, Colorado. It currently offers
undergraduate and graduate
degrees at the Master’s level. Doctoral
degrees will be added in the
near future.

Featuring efforts like Study Intensive
Communities, a highly
developed online education program, and
a fully stocked on campus
library, CMU is committed to giving its
students every advantage as
they pursue their degrees. Whether
listening to a lecture from an
exceptional faculty member or cheering
on the Mavericks at a home game,
there is plenty for each student to
learn and enjoy at this very
special institution.

Admissions Information

If you are considering applying to
Colorado Mesa University, then
you should know that there is an
application fee of $30.00. A generous
81% of those who apply do get accepted.
It might also be helpful as you
look at your future to know that 61% of
those who enter as freshmen
actually come back for at least another
year. Along with the
application fee, prospective students
should include their high school
transcripts, scores from the ACT or SAT
test, and a completed
application form provided by CMU.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

  • Art- General
  • Drama/Theater Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Music – General

Biological & Biomedical
Services

  • Biology

Business, Management, &
Marketing

  • Accounting
  • Business- General

Communications &
Journalism

  • Mass Communications/Media Studies

Computer & Information
Sciences

  • Computer/Information Sciences –
    General

Engineering Technologies

  • Architectural Engineering
    Technology

English Language &
Literature

  • English Language & Literature –
    General

Foreign Language &
Literature

  • Spanish

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  • Nursing (RN)

History

  • History – General

Liberal Arts & Sciences

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences

Mathematics

  • Mathematics – General

Natural Resources &
Conservation

  • Environmental Science

Parks, Recreation &
Fitness

  • Exercise Sciences
  • Sports/Fitness Administration

Physical Sciences

  • Physical Sciences -General

Psychology

  • Psychology – General

Public Administration &
Services

  • Public Administration

Security & Protective
Services

  • Criminal Justice Studies

Social Sciences

  • Political Science/Government
  • Social Sciences – General
  • Sociology

Graduate Programs

The graduate programs include those in
the Department of Business,
Center for Teacher Education, and the
Department of Health Sciences.
Degrees within these departments include
a Master of Education, a
Graduate Certificate in Education,
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master
of Science in Nursing, and a Graduate
Certificate in Health Information
Technology Systems.

Accreditation

Colorado Mesa University is accredited
through the Higher Learning
Commission, and it is also a member of
the North Central Association.

Program level accreditation is
included in athletics, music,
nursing, paramedic, radiologic
technology, teacher education, and
transportation services. A different
organization supports the
accreditation of each of these areas.

Online Degrees and Programs

When going to college in the
traditional manner is not an option
due to work and family responsibilities,
consider getting an online
degree. Colorado Mesa University offers
a variety of courses and even
full degrees online. If you are looking
to complete a degree, the
options available at CMU include the
following: nursing, sport
management, radiologic technology,
public administration/public safety,
and teacher licensure. There are also a
few associate degree options in
social science and sport management that
are available to you. Do not
put off your education because you think
it will take too long. Taking
your time is an option when you take
part in online education.

Financial Aid

At Colorado Mesa University, you could
get financial aid in a few
different ways. You could apply for
government aid to get a Pell Grant,
or you could get one or more
scholarships from the university or
through a third party. Scholarships
offered to first year students of
the university include the following:
Colorado Mesa University
Distinguished Scholarship, Trustee
Scholarship, Presidential
Scholarship, Academic Achievement
Scholarship, First Generation
Scholarship, and Colorado Mesa
University Scholarships for Freshmen.
There are even specific scholarships
available for transfer students.
Another option for financial aid
includes loans. Loans should be
calculated after you take the time to
figure out how much scholarship
money or grant money you will be
receiving. A loan should always be a
last resort, because you will carry it
with you for years to come.

Library System

The Tomlinson Library at Colorado Mesa
University offers a variety
of options for research and reading
enjoyment. Whether you need a
journal to read for a project or a book
for your down time, you should
be able to find what you need. If you
cannot find it, you can always
request it from another library. The
library offers hours until
midnight Monday through Thursday as well
as Sunday hours. The extra
long hours are great to help you get in
last-minute research from books
that you might not take back to your
dorm.

Athletics

The Colorado Mesa University Sports
teams are called the Mavericks.
They have a strong record for wins in
their conference and region. They
are a part of the NCAA Division II and
Rocky Mountain Athletic
Conference. There are 32 sports in which
the Mavericks compete, and in
these sports, more than 350 students are
involved while getting their
education.

Student Housing

If you are looking at attending CMU,
then housing is something that
you definitely need to consider. There
are several options that you can
consider. The school offers traditional
campus housing along with
apartments and suites. Another option is
housing that puts those with
similar interests together for better
learning. These options include
engineering suites, Study Intensive
Communities, and Wellness
Lifestyle/Substance-Free Communities.
Some of these options are a great
asset to those who desire to really
focus on school in general or
specific and not be interrupted by those
who would rather include
alcohol, tobacco, and drugs in their
routine.

General Information

Admission Office

1100 North Avenue

Grand Junction, CO 81501

(970) 248-1875

(800) 982-6372

Fax: (970) 248-1973



Contact: Jared Meier

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1100 North Avenue

Grand Junction, CO 81501

(970) 248-1020

www.coloradomesa.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 6,158

First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 1,251

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,617

Graduate enrollment: 95

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor's
Master's

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee:
Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 81%

Percent of students who return for
sophomore year: 61%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art –
General B
Drama/Theater
Arts B
Graphic
Design B
Music –
General B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biology
B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting
B
Business
– General B
Hospitality
Administration/Management A
Management
Information Systems B
Office
Management A,C

Communications & Journalism
Mass
Communications/Media Studies B

Communications Technologies
Animation/Special
Effects A,C
Communications
Technologies – General A

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer/Information
Sciences – General B

Construction Trades
Construction
Trades – General A,C
Lineworker
C

Engineering Technologies
Architectural
Engineering Technology B
Manufacturing
Technologies A

English Language &
Literature

English
Language & Literature –
General B

Foreign Language &
Literature

Spanish
B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Athletic
Training/Sports Medicine B
Emergency
Medical Technology A,C
Nursing
(RN) A,B
Nursing
– Practical C
Nursing
Assistance C
Radiologic
Technology/Medical Imaging A

History
History
– General B
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal
Arts & Sciences A,B

Mathematics
Mathematics
– General B
Mechanic & Repair
Technologies

Automotive
Technology A,C

Natural Resources &
Conservation

Environmental
Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise
Sciences B
Sport/Fitness
Administration B

Personal & Culinary
Services

Culinary
Arts/Related Services A,C

Physical Sciences
Physical
Sciences – General B
Precision Production Trades
Machine
Tool Technology A,C

Psychology
Psychology
– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Public
Administration B

Security & Protective
Services

Criminal
Justice Studies B
Law
Enforcement Administration A
Police
Science C

Social Sciences
Cartography
C
Political
Science/Government B
Social
Sciences – General B
Sociology
B

Degree levels 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 Mesa University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(970) 248-1020
Website:www.coloradomesa.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://future.coloradomesa.edu/applications
Address:1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:9,735
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):33%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:21 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:7,110 (73% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$7,835
Out-of-state Tuition:$18,996
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:92%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,444

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Colorado Mesa University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Colorado Mesa University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services4241
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services211
Construction Trades21
Education11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields342
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs6531
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service222
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities21
Mathematics and Statistics1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies12
Personal and Culinary Services22
Physical Sciences4
Precision Production31
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2
Social Sciences12
Transportation and Materials Moving1
Visual and Performing Arts5
Grand total3223363

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Colorado Mesa University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Health Professions and Related Programs11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Grand total23

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Colorado Mesa University 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,835
Out-of-state$18,996
Books and supplies$1,560

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,658
Out-of-state$20,654

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,85592%
Grant or scholarship aid1,47873%$5,444
Student loan aid1,21560%$9,291

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid7,20277%$3,104
Federal student loans4,89053%$8,439

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Colorado Mesa University. 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 Mesa University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants7,1523,1504,002
Percent admitted100%81%84%
Percent admitted who enrolled28%31%26%

Admissions Considerations

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

Colorado Mesa University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment9,735
Undergraduate enrollment9,595
Graduate enrollment140

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 Mesa University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*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. CollegeAtlas.org 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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