Colorado Mountain College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,920
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$5,975
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
10.5%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
5,636
29.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
21.1%
89 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 (67 degrees awarded), Sustainability Studies (39 degrees), and Organizational Leadership (34 degrees).

In 2019, 1,519 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado Mountain College. 51.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (951 degrees), 2.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (370 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado Mountain College is $1,920, which is $−10,569 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado Mountain College is $1,920, which is $−10,569 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,975.

In 2019, 23% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 11% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,920
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Colorado Mountain College was $1,920. The cost of tuition at Colorado Mountain College is $−10,569 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

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Average Net Price

$5,975
2019 Value
2.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Colorado Mountain College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,975. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Colorado Mountain College grew by 2.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,514
Room and Board
$780
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colorado Mountain College was of $10,514 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $780. The cost of room and board increased by 10.8% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 35% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

23%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
11%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

23% of undergraduate students at Colorado Mountain College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 9.52% with respect to 2018, 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.
10.5%
2017 Default Rate
65
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Colorado Mountain College was 10.5%, which represents 65 out of the 619 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 5,636 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado Mountain College is 1,662 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,974. 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 62.4% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, 2.32% Two or More Races, 0.976% Asian, 0.639% Black or African American, 0.355% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.071% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colorado Mountain College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (32.4%), followed by White Female (29.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (17.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly 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 5,636 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado Mountain College is 1,662 and the part-time enrollment is 3,974. This means that 29.5% of students enrolled at Colorado Mountain College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

45%
2019 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 45%. 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
  1. White
    3,519
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,518
  3. Two or More Races
    131

The enrolled student population at Colorado Mountain College is 62.4% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, 2.32% Two or More Races, 0.976% Asian, 0.639% Black or African American, 0.355% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.071% 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 44% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 41 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 (951 degrees awarded). There were 2.57 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (370 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colorado Mountain College is General Business Administration & Management (67 degrees awarded), followed by Sustainability Studies (39 degrees) and Organizational Leadership (34 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 (401 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (59 degrees), and Protective Services (76 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 (1,389,257 people), Medical & health services managers (154,072 people), Other managers (147,050 people), Police officers (140,555 people), and Pharmacists (134,904 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado Mountain College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (401 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (59 degrees), Protective Services (76 degrees), Precision Production (30 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (50 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 Dentists, Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at Colorado Mountain College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (401 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (59 degrees), Protective Services (76 degrees), Precision Production (30 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (50 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 (1,491,190 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (363,463 people), Elementary & secondary schools (352,462 people), Outpatient care centers (242,044 people), and Offices of physicians (225,038 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado Mountain College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (401 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (59 degrees), Protective Services (76 degrees), Precision Production (30 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (50 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. 67 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 39 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 34 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colorado Mountain College was General Business Administration & Management with 67 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

739
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
780
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 739 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado Mountain College, which is 0.947 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (780).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 115 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado Mountain College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.71 times less than the 162 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 162 degrees were awarded to women at Colorado Mountain College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.41 times more than the 115 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (29.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Colorado Mountain College is Female and White (29.9% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 8.99% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    951 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    370 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    137 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colorado Mountain College is white (951 degrees awarded). There were 2.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (370 degrees).

9.02% of degree recipients (137 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    496 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    455 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    235 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Colorado Mountain College is white male (496 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (455 degrees).

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Operations

Colorado Mountain College has an endowment valued at nearly $19.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.41M (12.2%), compared to the 3.05% average return ($330k on $10.8M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Colorado Mountain College had a total salary expenditure of $61M. Colorado Mountain College employs 50 Professors, 44 Associate professors, and 23 Assistant professors. Most academics at Colorado Mountain College are Male Professors (26), Female Professors(24), and Female Associate professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado Mountain College are: Management, with 97 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 64 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 41 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$19.8M
2019 Endowment
132%
growth from 2018

Colorado Mountain College has an endowment valued at about $19.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Colorado Mountain College grew 132% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.95M 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. $2.55M - Federal
  2. $2.58M - State
  3. $93.2k - Local

As of 2019, Colorado Mountain College received $2.55M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.58M from state grants and contracts, and $93.2k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$36.9M
2019 Salaries
1.21%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Colorado Mountain College paid a median of $36.9M in salaries, which represents 60.4% of their overall expenditure ($61M) and a 1.21% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.952% growth from 2017 and a 0.0605% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 9.89M (32.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.1M
Instructional Salaries
117
Number of Employees

In 2019, Colorado Mountain College paid a total of $10.1M to 117 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.99M (30.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
50 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
97 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colorado Mountain College were Professor with 50 employees; Associate professor with 44 employees; and Associate professor with 23 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado Mountain College were Management with 97 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 64 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colorado Mountain College was Male Professor with 26 employees, Female Professor with 24 employees, and Female Associate professor with 24 employees.

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

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