• Address: 1100 North Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122

  • Phone Number: 970.248.1020

  • Website: http://www.coloradomesa.edu/

About

Colorado Mesa University was founded as Grand Junction Junior College in 1925 with 39 enrollments. The institution received university status and changed its name in 2011. The university is a public institution located at Grand Junction in Colorado. The university aims at providing an outstanding academic experience in a student-centric manner including small class sizes and interactive classroom atmosphere.

  • The university has a total student population of 9,735 admissions which includes 7,304 full-time students and 2,431 part-time enrollments.

  • The retention rate for full-time students is 73% and for part-time students is 47%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 21:1 at the university.

  • The total graduation rate at the university is 32%.

  • Colorado Mesa University acceptance rate is 83%.

Online Education at Colorado Mesa University (CMU)

The university provides a total of 6 online programs across 5 disciplines. This includes Nursing, Business Management, Education, Health Science, and Sociology fields.

  • The online programs are designed with the same sophistication as the traditional classroom programs. However, the time frame is flexible. The university provides rigorous online programs in various fields without the constraints of the semester schedule.

  • Students require the MAVcard to access online library database and other university services related to academics.

  • The university uses Daylight (D2L) online learning platform to conduct online classes. The platform has the advantages of being visually appealing to learners and instructors and is less cluttered and easily navigable. Mobile access is also possible for the students. Through the online platform, students can also access course news, course content, grades, assignments, quizzes, class progress, and class lists while also attending quizzes and partaking in discussions.


Reviews and Rankings

  • According to US News, the university is ranked at number 25 in Regional Colleges West and number 6 in Top Public Schools.

  • According to students of CMU, it is a wonderful school with a beautiful campus.

  • The student life is always enjoyable with lots of clubs and organizations.

  • Everyone is very friendly with the students including the faculty members and other non-teaching staff. The peers make you feel right at home.

  • The professors are easily approachable and very friendly in their dealings. They are extremely knowledgeable in their respective subjects and willing to help students in every way possible. The faculty makes the classes interesting and interactive thus giving a feedback opportunity for every student.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

Grand Junction, Colorado

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001358

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Institutional Accreditation

HLC

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Programmatic Accreditation

CCNE, JRCERT

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://www.coloradomesa.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

  • Colorado Mesa University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.

Accredited Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Campus Life

The student life at the university is thrilling and engaging with loads of clubs and activities to join.

Some of the registered student organizations in the university are 7 Thunders Club, Accounting Club, Aggies, Animation, Motion and Photography, Biology Club, Business Marketing Club and The talk among various others.

Colorado Mesa University (CMU) Bookstore

The university bookstore facilitates online purchase of textbooks, electronics, and other academic aid supplies. The bookstore also provides apparels and accessories like college merchandises and souvenirs.

Colorado Mesa University (CMU) Athletics

  • The various sports coached, trained and played at the university are baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, triathlon, wrestling, beach volleyball, softball and various track an field events.

  • Club sports such as alpine skiing, cycling, fencing, nordic skiing, disc golf, bowling, rodeo, table tennis, and frisbee are also played at the university.

  • The infrastructural advantages provisioned for sports enthusiasts and student-athletes at the university include CMU Softball Field, Brownson Arena, El Pomar Natatorium, Elliott Tennis Center, Stocker Stadium, Suplizio Field which is the Colorado Mesa University baseball facility, Walker Field, Baseball Clubhouse, Hamilton Rec Center, Football Practice Field, Softball Clubhouse, Athletic Training Room, Wrestling Room, and Maverick Pavilion.

  • Colorado Mesa University football stadium has a capacity of 7,000 visitors. It was inaugurated in 1949. The facility also boasts TV ready lights, press box, luxury suite, concourse, restrooms and concession stands.  

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 21: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 73 % Part Time: 47 %
Total Population 9,735
Student Population Full Time: 7,304 Part Time: 2,431
Gender Division Male: 46 % Female: 54 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 29 %

The College Monk

Female: 35 %

Total Graduation Rate: 32 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Colorado Mesa University (CMU) offers 6 online programs across 5 Majors

Nursing

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Business Management

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Education

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Health Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Sociology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Colorado Mesa University (CMU) Acceptance Rate is 83%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $30
Graduate Application Fee $50

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 7,152
Total Applicants Admitted 5,918
Applicants Enrolled 2,005
Full time Applicants Enrolled 1,891
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 114
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Colorado Mesa University (CMU) Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 237
Number of students submitting ACT scores 1,758
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 12%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 87%
SAT Math 485 average 430 - 540 range
SAT Critical Reading 485 average 430 - 540 range
ACT Composite 20 average 17 - 23 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The university offers many financial support schemes to students who need it. The eligibility criteria for various aids range from academic excellence to citizenship or nationality.

Students can utilize this financial assistance to aid in the payment of fees and to meet other needs. Eligible students are offered grants, scholarships, loans and work-study options as financial aid.

Students wishing to avail of these facilities are required to fill in the FAFSA form. Colorado Mesa University federal school code is 001358. Some of the financial aids provided by Colorado Mesa University are

  • Federal Aid such as Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loan, and Federal Work-Study program.

  • Colorado State Grant is provided as the State Aid.

  • Institutional Aid such as Academic Achievement Scholarship, President’s Scholarship, Distinguished Scholar, and Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is provided.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill is given as the Military Aid along with Tuition Assistance.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,425 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. June 30th, 2018
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $3,200 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. June 30th, 2018
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $8,701 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct Unsubsidized loan $8,701 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct PLUS Loans $8,701 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $8,701 U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2018

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Colorado State Grant $3,395 Colorado Residents. Demonstrate Financial Need. Varies

Data Source: http://www.coloradomesa.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Academic Achievement Scholarship $1,250 ACT 22. SAT 1120. Varies
President's Scholarship $3,500 3.50 GPA. ACT 25. SAT 1190. Varies
Distinguished Scholar $6,000 3.75 GPA. ACT 29. SAT 1340. Varies
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship $2,400 Transfer Students. 3.20 GPA. Varies

Data Source: http://www.coloradomesa.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $6,017 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance $2,333 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies

Data Source: http://www.coloradomesa.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $14,107
$30,001 - $48,000 $15,060
$48,001 - $75,000 $17,911
$75,001 - $110,000 $19,150

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 37% $4,422
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 73% $5,444
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 38% $4,475
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 41% $3,168
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 60% $9,291
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 59% $8,701
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 13,529
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 296 $6,017
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 296 $6,017

Data Source: http://www.coloradomesa.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

FAQ's

  What is the federal school code of Colorado Mesa University?

The FAFSA/federal school code of CMU is 001358.

  Is CMU accredited?

Yes, CMU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

  Is financial aid available at Colorado Mesa University?

Yes, CMU offers financial aid to eligible students.

  What is Colorado Mesa University graduation rate?

The graduation rate of CMU is 32%.

  What is the acceptance rate of CMU?

The acceptance rate of CMU is 83%.

  What is the total population at CMU?

CMU has a total student population of 9,735.

  What are the majors offered by CMU?

The majors offered by CMU are, Nursing, Business Management, Education, Health Science, and Sociology.

  What is Colorado Mesa University admission requirements?

The admission requirements are as follows,

  • Complete Colorado Mesa University Application and submit the application fee and transcript.

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

  Does CMU offer nursing programs?

Yes, CMU offers online nursing programs.

  What is the average tuition at CMU?

The tuition fees at CMU is $12,998.

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