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Copper Mountain College (CMCCD)

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    2 Years

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Copper Mountain College (CMCCD) is a public junior college in Joshua tree, California. It was accredited in the year 2001 as the 108th such institution in the state. CMC offers a complete of 24 different certificates and degrees.

The students of Copper Mountain College (CMCCD) have established a student body association named Associated Students of Copper Mountain College (ASCMC). Associated Students of Copper Mountain College is required by law to "encourage students to participate in the governance of the college".

ASCMC may be a voting member of a statewide junior college student organization named Student Senate for California Community Colleges. The statewide Student Senate is permitted by law "to advocate before the Legislature and other state and native governmental entities".

In November 2015, CMC opened Bud and Betty's Place for Veterans as a center for students that have served in the armed forces. The center was opened as an extension to the Christine Proudfoot activity center that opened that same year.

The center has been named after Retired Col. Bud Garrett and his wife Betty. Col Garrett donated a large sum of money to the center.

The athletics program launched by the sports association of Copper Mountain College in 2017 with only basketball. Copper Mountain College competes in Men's and Women's basketball within the Orange Empire Conference. The team nickname is the Fighting Cacti. In 2019 CMC joined the newly formed Inland Empire Athletic Conference.

Its campus is located in a rural with a total enrollment of 1,844. The school utilizes a semester-based academic year. The student-faculty ratio is 16:1. The highest degree offered at Copper Mountain College is an associate degree. The school has an open admissions policy.

Copper Mountain College (CMCCD) Accreditation

The university is recognized and is nationally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior Colleges and University Commissions.

Location & Contact




6162 Rotary Way


As per US news, Copper Mountain College has secured the following rankings -

  • 350 - Best Community Colleges in America

  • 34 - Best Community Colleges in California


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

    11th Jul

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Copper Mountain may be a public college located in California. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 585 undergraduate students.

The Copper Mountain acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Nursing. Graduating 28% of scholars, Copper Mountain alumni continue to earn a starting salary of $24,100.

Copper Mountain College has an open admission policy institution. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and can admit all applicants goodbye as certain minimum requirements are met. New admission is usually granted continually throughout the year.

Copper Mountain College Admissions Office

Email - admissions@cmccd.edu

Phone - 760.366.3791, ext. 4232


Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


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Total One Year Cost


Copper Mountain College tuition is $1,104 per year for in-state residents. This is 70% cheaper than the national average public two-year tuition of $3,631. The cost is 72% cheaper than the average California tuition of $3,957 for 2-year colleges.

Tuition ranks 54th in California amongst 2-year colleges for affordability and is the 83rd most expensive 2-year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $8,664 which represents a 685% premium.

The school charges an additional fee of $8 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $1,112.

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state California residents to go to Copper Mountain College is $21,056. Out-of-state students who don't have California residence can expect a one year cost of $28,616. Students residing in the reception with parents providing food and housing should budget a complete cost of $7,394.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Associate degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


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Most Popular Majors:

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    64 Graduates

  • Biological and Physical Sciences

    35 Graduates

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    24 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    23 Graduates

  • Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursi...

    20 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections

    19 Graduates

  • Human Development, Family Studies,...

    11 Graduates

  • Computer Programming

    8 Graduates

  • Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursi...

    20 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections

    19 Graduates

  • Human Development, Family Studies,...

    11 Graduates

  • Computer Programming

    8 Graduates

  • Economics

    8 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    8 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    8 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    8 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    5 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    4 Graduates

  • Computer and Information Sciences,...

    4 Graduates

  • Computer Science

    4 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    4 Graduates

  • Sociology

    3 Graduates

  • Communication and Media Studies

    2 Graduates

  • Culinary Arts and Related Services

    2 Graduates

  • Business/Commerce, General

    1 Graduates

  • Data Entry/Microcomputer Applicatio...

    1 Graduates

  • Fire Protection

    1 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    1 Graduates

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

    1 Graduates

  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

33% / 67%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


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American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$40,650 per year

Campus Life


The institution does not provide on-campus housing facilities for students.

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The institution does not provide any meal plan options.

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Campus Security

The college believes in offering quality training to all the students and doesn't appreciate instructive disparities. Students originating from various ethnic foundations like Latin, Caucasian, Black, American Indian, and a lot more are invited to the school. The college has enrolled around 35% male and 65% female students.

24-Hour Security Patrol

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Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

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Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

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and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

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< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


The financial aid department of the university is committed to providing monetary assistance to students who struggle to pay for their education.

A candidate must first fill in the FAFSA and receive Student Aid Report to determine their eligibility.

Following are the different types of financial aid available for the students of Copper Mountain College -

  • Federal Pell grant

  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

  • Federal Work-Study

  • Federal Direct Stafford Loan

  • State Cal Grants B&C

  • California College Promise Grant


In addition to the above assistance, a candidate would also receive assistance in the following form:

Gift Aid - $5,349

Federal Grants - $4,773

State Aid - $1,772

Institutional Grants - $758

Copper Mountain College (CMCCD) Financial Aid Office

Copper Mountain College
6162 Rotary Way
P.O. Box 1398
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Phone - (760) 366-3791, ext. 4235

Fax - (760) 366-5257

Office Location
Financial Aid is located in the Office of Student Services in the 300 Quad, next to Bruce’s Place.


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