Colorado Mountain College

Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
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Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is a completely accredited institution that offers both two-year and four-year degrees. This college was found in 1965 and it offers an impressive number of different degrees and certificate opportunities. Students can expect the institution to grant more than 100 bachelor degrees, associate degrees, and certificates, giving prospective students many different avenues to consider. This college serves around 20,000 students annually, making it among the largest colleges in the area. CMC is ranked very high in both the graduation rate and the transfer rate to other universities. In 2012, the US Department of Education ranked CMC third in a list of most affordable bachelor degree programs.

Students will be able to pursue either an AAS degree in nursing or a bachelor of science in nursing degree. Both programs will prepare students for careers as registered nurses. Students can expect to gain experience to work in hospitals, clinics, schools, and anywhere else that RNs are required. The NCLEX-RN licensure exam success rates of students that attend this program are very impressive. With success rates of 94%, far above the national average, this program is very appealing for any prospective nurse that wants to succeed as an RN. Both programs are approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students5,934
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate55%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Associate's degree 0 0
Bachelor's degree 4 13
Certificate 4 120
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 96.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1974 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/22/2016 - Current
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
02/01/2011 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$82/credit
In State Students$180/credit
Out of State Students$440/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $3,690 $8,100 $19,800
ADN 70 $5,740 $12,600 $30,800
BSN 125 $10,250 $22,500 $55,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 64% of Colorado Mountain College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 28% $3,845
Other Federal Grant 3% $1,352
State Grant & Scholarships 27% $1,841
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 11% $1,511
Federal Student Loans 40% $4,842
Private Loans 5% $12,797


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,057
$30,001 to $48,000$6,578
$48,001 to $75,000$9,794
$75,001 to $110,000$11,785
Over $110,000$12,396

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Colorado state board of nursing.
Colorado Mountain College
802 Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

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