Colorado Mountain College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,280
5.56% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$6,092
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.33%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
5,184
27.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
8.57%
3 Graduates

About

Colorado Mountain College is a higher education institution located in Garfield County, CO. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Colorado Mountain College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (198 degrees awarded), General Studies (62 degrees), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (55 degrees).

In 2022, 1,329 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado Mountain College. 53.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (840 degrees), 2.19 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (383 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado Mountain College is $2,280, which is $−9,684 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Colorado Mountain College is $2,280, which is $−9,684 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,092.

In 2022, 28% of undergraduate students attending Colorado Mountain College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 9% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,280
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Colorado Mountain College was $2,280. The cost of tuition at Colorado Mountain College is $−9,684 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

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Average Net Price

$6,092
2022 Value
4.05%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Colorado Mountain College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,092. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Colorado Mountain College grew by 4.05%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,362
Room and Board
$750
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colorado Mountain College was of $11,362 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.9% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $750. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 10.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

28%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
9%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

28% of undergraduate students at Colorado Mountain College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 12% with respect to 2021, when 25% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.33%
2019 Default Rate
13
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Colorado Mountain College was 2.33%, which represents 13 out of the 558 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Colorado Mountain College had a total enrollment of 5,184 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Colorado Mountain College is 1,441 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,743. This means that 27.8% of students enrolled at Colorado Mountain College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colorado Mountain College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64% White, 28% Hispanic or Latino, 3.07% Two or More Races, 1.08% Asian, 0.752% Black or African American, 0.405% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0386% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colorado Mountain College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (34.9%), followed by White Female (32.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

27.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colorado Mountain College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,184 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado Mountain College is 1,441 and the part-time enrollment is 3,743. This means that 27.8% of students enrolled at Colorado Mountain College are enrolled full-time compared with 43.2% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

43%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Colorado Mountain College was 43%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Colorado Mountain College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,320 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,452 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    159 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Colorado Mountain College is 64% White, 28% Hispanic or Latino, 3.07% Two or More Races, 1.08% Asian, 0.752% Black or African American, 0.405% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0386% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 42.6% White, 27.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 85 more women than men received degrees from Colorado Mountain College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Colorado Mountain College is white (840 degrees awarded). There were 2.19 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (383 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Colorado Mountain College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (198 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (62 degrees) and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (55 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Colorado Mountain College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (78 degrees awarded), Protective Services (99 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (315 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado Mountain College are Registered nurses (1,412,878 people), Medical & health services managers (162,365 people), Other managers (157,941 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (142,187 people), and Police officers (138,454 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado Mountain College in 2022 are Mechanical Technologies (78 degrees awarded), Protective Services (99 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (315 degrees), Engineering Technologies (41 degrees), and Health (365 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado Mountain College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Skincare specialists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Colorado Mountain College are Mechanical Technologies (78 degrees awarded), Protective Services (99 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (315 degrees), Engineering Technologies (41 degrees), and Health (365 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado Mountain College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,539,152 people), Elementary & secondary schools (387,119 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (349,597 people), Outpatient care centers (260,811 people), and Offices of physicians (213,523 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado Mountain College are Mechanical Technologies (78 degrees awarded), Protective Services (99 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (315 degrees), Engineering Technologies (41 degrees), and Health (365 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Colorado Mountain College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 198 degrees awarded
  2. 62 degrees awarded
  3. 55 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Colorado Mountain College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 198 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

622
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
707
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 622 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado Mountain College, which is 0.88 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (707).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 115 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado Mountain College in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), which is 1.49 times more than the 77 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 118 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado Mountain College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.48 times more than the 80 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

2%
100% Completion Time
11%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 2% of students graduating from Colorado Mountain College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 11% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 11% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (16.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Colorado Mountain College is Female and White (16.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    840 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    383 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colorado Mountain College is white (840 degrees awarded). There were 2.19 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (383 degrees).

4.51% of degree recipients (60 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    443 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    397 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    252 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Colorado Mountain College is white male (443 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (397 degrees).

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Operations

Colorado Mountain College has an endowment valued at nearly $18.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−5.62%) compared to the 0.527% average return (72.1k on 13.7M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Colorado Mountain College had a total salary expenditure of 84.8M. Colorado Mountain College employs 54 Professors, 45 Associate professors and 20 Assistant professors. Most academics at Colorado Mountain College are Male Professor (30), Female Associate professor (28), and Female Professor (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado Mountain College are: Management, with 115 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 55 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 41 employees.

Endowment

$18.3M
2022 Endowment
12.5%
decline from 2021

Colorado Mountain College has an endowment valued at about $18.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Colorado Mountain College declined 12.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.62M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associates Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.47M - Federal
  2. $3.48M - State
  3. $46.3k - Local

As of 2022, Colorado Mountain College received $2.47M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.48M from state grants and contracts, and $46.3k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$40.1M
2022 Salaries
6.45%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Colorado Mountain College paid a median of $40.1M in salaries, which represents 47.3% of their overall expenditure ($84.8M) and a 6.45% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 13M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11M
Instructional Salaries
119
Number of Employees

In 2022, Colorado Mountain College paid a total of $11M to 119 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.45M (26.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
54 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
115 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colorado Mountain College were Professor with 54 employees, Associate professor with 45 employees, and Assistant professor with 20 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado Mountain College were Management with 115 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 55 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colorado Mountain College was Male Professor with 30 employees, Female Associate professor with 28 employees, and Female Professor with 24 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Colorado Mountain College.

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