CMC offers third-most-affordable bachelor’s degree in nation |

CMC offers third-most-affordable bachelor’s degree in nation

Colorado Mountain College was recently named the nation’s third-most-affordable college for obtaining a bachelor’s degree and was the only Colorado school listed among the country’s most affordable four-year institutions.

On July 1, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education College Affordability and Transparency released its annual list comparing the affordability of public and private colleges and universities, sorted by whether institutions grant four-year, two-year or less than two-year awards and degrees.

Based on 2013-14 tuition levels, CMC ranked third for lowest tuition among public four-year institutions, behind Dine College and Haskell Indian Nations University, both tribal colleges.

This is the third year in a row CMC was listed among the nation’s most affordable colleges. CMC was first included in the two-year category but then transitioned to four-year after offering bachelor’s degrees in 2011. The college now has four-year degrees in five areas: sustainability studies, business, nursing, teacher education and applied science.

For in-district students, CMC charges $57 per credit hour for lower-level (100- and 200-level) courses and $99-$139 per credit hour for upper-level (300- and 400-level) courses, depending on the program.

CMC has seven campuses and 11 learning locations, including ones in Breckenridge and Dillon, across the central Rocky Mountains.

To see the complete listings from the U.S. Department of Education, go to

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