Colorado Mountain College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,932

3.21% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$9,408

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

12.6%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

5,806

31.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

19.9%

72 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 (54 degrees awarded), Sustainability Studies (38 degrees), and Registered Nursing (11 degrees).

In 2016, 1,304 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado Mountain College. 53.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (864 degrees), 3.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (240 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado Mountain College is $1,932, which is $-10,868 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado Mountain College is $1,932, which is $-10,868 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,408.

In 2016, 21% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 15% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,932

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Colorado Mountain College was $1,932. The cost of tuition at Colorado Mountain College is $-10,868 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).

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Average Net Price

$9,408

2016 Value

18.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Colorado Mountain College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,408. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Colorado Mountain College grew by 18.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,061

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colorado Mountain College was of $11,061 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 18.3% between 2015 and 2016. 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

15%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

21% of undergraduate students at Colorado Mountain College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 4.55% with respect to 2015, when 22% 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.

12.6%

2015 Default Rate

107

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Colorado Mountain College was 12.6%, which represents 107 out of the 850 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 Mountain College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 5,806 students enrolled at Colorado Mountain College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Acceptance Rate

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Acceptance Rate in N/A

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Colorado Mountain College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Colorado Mountain College has a total enrollment of 5,806 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado Mountain College is 1,823 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,983. This means that 31.4% of students enrolled at Colorado Mountain College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colorado Mountain College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.6% White, 18.9% Hispanic or Latino, 1.74% Two or More Races, 1.02% Asian, 0.844% Black or African American, 0.362% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0861% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colorado Mountain College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (39.8%), followed by White Female (29.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

31.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colorado Mountain College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,806 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado Mountain College is 1,823 and the part-time enrollment is 3,983. This means that 31.4% of students enrolled at Colorado Mountain College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.9% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%

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 Mountain College was 55%. 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

    3,750

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,100

  3. Two or More Races

    101

The enrolled student population at Colorado Mountain College is 64.6% White, 18.9% Hispanic or Latino, 1.74% Two or More Races, 1.02% Asian, 0.844% Black or African American, 0.362% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0861% 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 47.2% White, 23.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.6% 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, 718 students (12.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 100 more women than men received degrees from Colorado Mountain College. The majority of degree recipients at Colorado Mountain College are white (864 degrees awarded). There were 3.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (240 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colorado Mountain College is General Business Administration & Management (54 degrees awarded), followed by Sustainability Studies (38 degrees) and Registered Nursing (11 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 (365 degrees awarded), Protective Services (72 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (37 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 (1,277,265 people), Miscellaneous managers (202,788 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (177,268 people), Medical & health services managers (153,782 people), and Physicians & surgeons (150,866 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado Mountain College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (365 degrees awarded), Protective Services (72 degrees), Engineering Technologies (37 degrees), Health (394 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (38 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado Mountain College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Personal financial advisors, and Other Sales Workers

The most specialized majors at Colorado Mountain College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (365 degrees awarded), Protective Services (72 degrees), Engineering Technologies (37 degrees), Health (394 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (38 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado Mountain College are Hospitals (1,530,585 people), Elementary & secondary schools (412,847 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (357,295 people), Outpatient care centers (226,148 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (199,517 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado Mountain College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (365 degrees awarded), Protective Services (72 degrees), Engineering Technologies (37 degrees), Health (394 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (38 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. 54 degrees awarded

  2. 38 degrees awarded

  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colorado Mountain College was General Business Administration & Management with 54 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 602

  2. 702

In 2016, 602 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado Mountain College, which is 0.858 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (702).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 113 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado Mountain College in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), which is 1.55 times more than the 73 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 137 degrees were awarded to women at Colorado Mountain College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.32 times more than the 104 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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100% Completion Time

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150% Completion Time

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

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (42.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Colorado Mountain College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (42.9% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates 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, 13.9% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    864 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    240 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    147 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colorado Mountain College is white (864 degrees awarded). There were 3.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (240 degrees).

11.3% of degree recipients (147 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    432 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    432 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    166 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Colorado Mountain College is white female (432 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (432 degrees).

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Operations

Colorado Mountain College has an endowment valued at nearly $8.06M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $865k (10.7%), compared to the 0.934% average return ($83.5k on $8.94M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Colorado Mountain College had a total expenditure of $84.7M. Of that $84.7M, they spent $35.6M on salaries and $84.7M on benefits.

Colorado Mountain College employs 50 Associate professors, 43 Professors, and 19 Assistant professors. Most academics at Colorado Mountain College are Male Associate professors (27), Female Professors(23), and Female Associate professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado Mountain College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 97 employees, Management, with 78 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 29 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.06M

2015 Endowment

0.178%

growth from 2014

Colorado Mountain College has an endowment valued at about $8.06M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Colorado Mountain College grew 0.178% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $887k 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. $2.37M - Federal

  2. $1.47M - State

  3. $79.4k - Local

As of 2015, Colorado Mountain College received $2.37M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.47M from state grants and contracts, and $79.4k 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.

$35.6M

Salary Expenditure

$84.7M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Colorado Mountain College had a total expenditure of $84.7M. Of that $84.7M, they spent $35.6M on salaries and $84.7M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$35.6M

2015 Salaries

2.22%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Colorado Mountain College paid a median of $35.6M in salaries, which represents 42% of their overall expenditure ($84.7M) and a 2.22% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.19% growth from 2013 and a 3.13% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 3.29M (34.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.13M

Instructional Salaries

118

Number of Employees

In 2015, Colorado Mountain College paid a total of $9.13M to 118 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $672k (20.4%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

50 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

97 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colorado Mountain College were Associate professor with 50 employees; Professor with 43 employees; and Professor with 19 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado Mountain College were Office and Administrative Support with 97 employees; Management with 78 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colorado Mountain College was Male Associate professor with 27 employees, Female Professor with 23 employees, and Female Associate professor with 23 employees.

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

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