Colorado Mesa University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,067

5.38% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$13,529

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

10.8%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

82.7%

7,152 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

9,735

75% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

35.8%

395 Graduates

About

Colorado Mesa University is a higher education institution located in Mesa County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Colorado Mesa University were General Business (137 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (129 degrees), and Registered Nursing (91 degrees).

In 2016, 1,826 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado Mesa University. 57.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,370 degrees), 5.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (254 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado Mesa University is $7,067, which is $-17,348 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado Mesa University is $7,067, which is $-17,348 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,529.

In 2016, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,067

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Colorado Mesa University was $7,067. The cost of tuition at Colorado Mesa University is $-17,348 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$13,529

2016 Value

2.14%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Colorado Mesa University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,529. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Colorado Mesa University grew by 2.14%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,533

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colorado Mesa University was of $9,533 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.272% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 22.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

77%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Colorado Mesa University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.53% with respect to 2015, when 79% 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.

10.8%

2015 Default Rate

282

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Colorado Mesa University was 10.8%, which represents 282 out of the 2623 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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Admissions

Colorado Mesa University received 7,152 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 7.23% annual growth. Out of those 7,152 applicants, 5,918 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.7% acceptance rate.

There were 9,735 students enrolled at Colorado Mesa University in 2016, and 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Colorado Mesa University has an overall enrollment yield of 33.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

5,918

Accepted Out of 7,152

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Colorado Mesa University was 82.7% (5,918 admissions from 7,152 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 83.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 7.23%, while admissions grew by 6.82%.

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SAT Scores

12%

Submission Percentage

237

Scores Submitted

12% of enrolled first-time students at Colorado Mesa University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Colorado Mesa University has a total enrollment of 9,735 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado Mesa University is 7,304 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,431. This means that 75% of students enrolled at Colorado Mesa University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colorado Mesa University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.1% White, 18.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.04% Two or More Races, 2.23% Black or African American, 1.61% Asian, 0.699% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.514% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colorado Mesa University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.7%), followed by White Male (32%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (48.1%), followed by White Male (40.7%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colorado Mesa University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,735 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado Mesa University is 7,304 and the part-time enrollment is 2,431. This means that 75% of students enrolled at Colorado Mesa University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

2016 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 Mesa University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Colorado Mesa University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,731

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,778

  3. Two or More Races

    393

The enrolled student population at Colorado Mesa University is 69.1% White, 18.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.04% Two or More Races, 2.23% Black or African American, 1.61% Asian, 0.699% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.514% 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 Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 253 students (2.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 260 more women than men received degrees from Colorado Mesa University. The majority of degree recipients at Colorado Mesa University are white (1,370 degrees awarded). There were 5.39 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (254 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colorado Mesa University is General Business (137 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (129 degrees) and Registered Nursing (91 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Colorado Mesa University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (219 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (18 degrees), and Construction (34 degrees).

Workforce

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 Mesa University are Police officers (132,387 people), Miscellaneous managers (109,907 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (63,018 people), Social workers (38,327 people), and Construction managers (34,151 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado Mesa University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (219 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (18 degrees), Construction (34 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (27 degrees), and Protective Services (118 degrees).

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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 Mesa University are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, General & operations managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Colorado Mesa University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (219 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (18 degrees), Construction (34 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (27 degrees), and Protective Services (118 degrees).

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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 Mesa University are Justice, public order, & safety activities (317,081 people), Elementary & secondary schools (124,792 people), Construction (104,036 people), Hospitals (89,935 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (71,174 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado Mesa University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (219 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (18 degrees), Construction (34 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (27 degrees), and Protective Services (118 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Colorado Mesa University.

Most Common

  1. 137 degrees awarded

  2. 129 degrees awarded

  3. 91 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colorado Mesa University was General Business with 137 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 783

  2. 1,043

In 2016, 783 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado Mesa University, which is 0.751 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,043).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 75 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado Mesa University in General Business, which is 1.04 times more than the 72 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 125 degrees were awarded to women at Colorado Mesa University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.81 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

32%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 16% of students graduating from Colorado Mesa University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Colorado Mesa University is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.05% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,370 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    254 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    63 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colorado Mesa University is white (1,370 degrees awarded). There were 5.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (254 degrees).

3.45% of degree recipients (63 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    798 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    572 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    129 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Colorado Mesa University is white female (798 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (572 degrees).

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Operations

Colorado Mesa University has an endowment valued at nearly $24.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $903k (3.69%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Colorado Mesa University had a total expenditure of $118M. Of that $118M, they spent $44.4M on salaries and $118M on benefits.

Colorado Mesa University employs 103 Instructors, 84 Assistant professors, and 58 Professors. Most academics at Colorado Mesa University are Male Instructors (54), Female Instructors(49), and Female Assistant professors (44).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado Mesa University are: Service, with 78 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 78 employees, and Management with 65 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$24.5M

2015 Endowment

6.39%

growth from 2014

Colorado Mesa University has an endowment valued at about $24.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Colorado Mesa University grew 6.39% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.16M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate 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 Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.88M - Federal

  2. $14.6M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Colorado Mesa University received $1.88M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $14.6M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$44.4M

Salary Expenditure

$118M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Colorado Mesa University had a total expenditure of $118M. Of that $118M, they spent $44.4M on salaries and $118M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Colorado Mesa University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$44.4M

2015 Salaries

4.5%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Colorado Mesa University paid a median of $44.4M in salaries, which represents 37.8% of their overall expenditure ($118M) and a 4.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.1% growth from 2013 and a 8.3% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.9M

Instructional Salaries

266

Number of Employees

In 2015, Colorado Mesa University paid a total of $15.9M to 266 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

103 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

78 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colorado Mesa University were Instructor with 103 employees; Assistant professor with 84 employees; and Assistant professor with 58 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado Mesa University were Service with 78 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 78 employees; and Management with 65 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colorado Mesa University was Male Instructor with 54 employees, Female Instructor with 49 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 44 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Colorado Mesa University.

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