Colorado Mountain College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,968

1.86% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,229

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

12.1%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

5,934

29.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

23.4%

92 Graduates

About

Colorado Mountain College is a higher education institution located in Garfield County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Colorado Mountain College were General Business Administration & Management (63 degrees awarded), Sustainability Studies (42 degrees), and Registered Nursing (17 degrees).

In 2017, 1,381 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado Mountain College. 55.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (905 degrees), 3.23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (280 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado Mountain College is $1,968, which is $-10,922 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado Mountain College is $1,968, which is $-10,922 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,229.

In 2017, 21% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 13% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,968

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Colorado Mountain College was $1,968. The cost of tuition at Colorado Mountain College is $-10,922 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

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Average Net Price

$7,229

2017 Value

23.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Colorado Mountain College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,229. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Colorado Mountain College grew by 23.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,963

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colorado Mountain College was of $9,963 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board decreased by 9.93% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

21%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

13%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

21% of undergraduate students at Colorado Mountain College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 21% 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.

12.1%

2016 Default Rate

85

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Colorado Mountain College was 12.1%, which represents 85 out of the 702 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 has a total enrollment of 5,934 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado Mountain College is 1,753 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,181. This means that 29.5% of students enrolled at Colorado Mountain College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colorado Mountain College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.7% White, 20.4% Hispanic or Latino, 1.97% Two or More Races, 0.809% Asian, 0.725% Black or African American, 0.489% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.169% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colorado Mountain College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (36.6%), followed by White Female (28.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colorado Mountain College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,934 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado Mountain College is 1,753 and the part-time enrollment is 4,181. This means that 29.5% of students enrolled at Colorado Mountain College are enrolled full-time compared with 45.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%

2017 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 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (64%), Colorado Mountain College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,663

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,211

  3. Two or More Races

    117

The enrolled student population at Colorado Mountain College is 61.7% White, 20.4% Hispanic or Latino, 1.97% Two or More Races, 0.809% Asian, 0.725% Black or African American, 0.489% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.169% 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 46.1% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

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, 807 students (13.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 153 more women than men received degrees from Colorado Mountain College. The majority of degree recipients at Colorado Mountain College are white (905 degrees awarded). There were 3.23 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (280 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colorado Mountain College is General Business Administration & Management (63 degrees awarded), followed by Sustainability Studies (42 degrees) and Registered Nursing (17 degrees).

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 Liberal Arts & Humanities (370 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (49 degrees), and Health (440 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 Mountain College are Registered nurses (1,332,674 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (197,664 people), Other managers (165,367 people), Medical & health services managers (152,032 people), and Physicians (139,779 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado Mountain College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (370 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (49 degrees), Health (440 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (42 degrees), and Protective Services (63 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 Mountain College are Physicians, Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Podiatrists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Colorado Mountain College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (370 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (49 degrees), Health (440 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (42 degrees), and Protective Services (63 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 Mountain College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,532,056 people), Elementary & secondary schools (452,423 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (340,852 people), Outpatient care centers (231,628 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (220,088 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado Mountain College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (370 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (49 degrees), Health (440 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (42 degrees), and Protective Services (63 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 Mountain College.

Most Common

  1. 63 degrees awarded

  2. 42 degrees awarded

  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colorado Mountain College was General Business Administration & Management with 63 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 614

  2. 767

In 2017, 614 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado Mountain College, which is 0.801 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (767).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 125 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado Mountain College in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), which is 1.92 times more than the 65 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 143 degrees were awarded to women at Colorado Mountain College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.32 times more than the 108 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Colorado Mountain College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (75% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 4.35% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    905 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    280 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    116 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colorado Mountain College is white (905 degrees awarded). There were 3.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (280 degrees).

8.4% of degree recipients (116 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    465 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    440 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    188 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Colorado Mountain College is white female (465 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (440 degrees).

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Operations

Colorado Mountain College has an endowment valued at nearly $8.27M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-478k (-5.77%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($144k on $10M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Colorado Mountain College had a total salary expenditure of $106M. Colorado Mountain College employs 50 Professors, 47 Associate professors, and 16 Assistant professors. Most academics at Colorado Mountain College are Female Professors (26), Male Professors(24), and Male Associate professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado Mountain College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 82 employees, Management, with 75 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 35 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.27M

2017 Endowment

2.37%

growth from 2016

Colorado Mountain College has an endowment valued at about $8.27M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Colorado Mountain College grew 2.37% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.74M lower 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. $3.01M - Federal

  2. $2.12M - State

  3. $363k - Local

As of 2017, Colorado Mountain College received $3.01M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.12M from state grants and contracts, and $363k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$37M

2017 Salaries

0.0605%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Colorado Mountain College paid a median of $37M in salaries, which represents 34.7% of their overall expenditure ($106M) and a 0.0605% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.99% growth from 2015 and a 2.22% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 6.2M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.41M

Instructional Salaries

116

Number of Employees

In 2017, Colorado Mountain College paid a total of $9.41M to 116 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $916k (25.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associates.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

50 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

82 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colorado Mountain College were Professor with 50 employees; Associate professor with 47 employees; and Associate professor with 16 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado Mountain College were Office and Administrative Support with 82 employees; Management with 75 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colorado Mountain College was Female Professor with 26 employees, Male Professor with 24 employees, and Male Associate professor with 24 employees.

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

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