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Colorado Mesa University Overview

Located in Grand Junction, Colorado, Colorado Mesa University is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Colorado Mesa University Known For?

1,911 Undergraduate Awards
$31,328 Avg Cost After Aid
82% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Colorado Mesa.
  • In 2017-2018, 52% of the faculty were full-time.

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Colorado Mesa University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Colorado Mesa.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#8 Best Fire Protection Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Online General Business/Commerce Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Colorado Mesa has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#10 Highest Paid Natural Resources Conservation Graduates College Factual
#11 Highest Paid Natural Resources & Conservation Graduates College Factual

Where Is Colorado Mesa University?

Location of Colorado Mesa University

Contact details for Colorado Mesa are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122
Phone: 970-248-1020
Website: www.coloradomesa.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Colorado-Mesa-University/165068093548114
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ColoradoMesaU

How Do I Get Into Colorado Mesa?

You can apply to Colorado Mesa online at: https://www.coloradomesa.edu/admissions/apply.html

Admission Requirements for Colorado Mesa

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Colorado Mesa?

82% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
13% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Colorado Mesa University is 82%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 82%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.

Average Test Scores

About 13% of students accepted to Colorado Mesa submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 600. Math scores were between 478 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Colorado Mesa University  ( 480 to 600 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Colorado Mesa University  ( 478 to 590 )
200
800
Colorado Mesa received ACT scores from 87% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 24. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 18 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Colorado Mesa University  ( 17 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Colorado Mesa University  ( 17 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Colorado Mesa University  ( 18 to 24 )
1
36

Can I Afford Colorado Mesa University?

$31,328 Net Price
62% Take Out Loans
10.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Colorado Mesa is $31,328. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Colorado Mesa, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $9,836 a year. That adds up to $39,344 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Colorado Mesa is 10.3%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Colorado Mesa University Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,079 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,365 undergraduate students at Colorado Mesa, with 7,079 being full-time and 2,286 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Colorado Mesa

There are also 127 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,079 full-time undergraduates at Colorado Mesa, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Colorado Mesa

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Colorado Mesa University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Colorado Mesa Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 116
Black or African American 173
Hispanic or Latino 1,340
White 4,799
International Students 105
Other Races/Ethnicities 546

Geographic Diversity

Colorado students aren't the only ones who study at Colorado Mesa University. At this time, 40 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 35 countries are represented at Colorado Mesa. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, Canada, and Nepal.

Online Learning at Colorado Mesa University

519 Took All Classes Online
3,205 Took At Least One Class Online
4.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at Colorado Mesa. In 2017-2018, 3,205 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Colorado Mesa has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 19th most popular in Colorado for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Colorado Mesa

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Colorado Mesa University was 4.0%. This is the #1,739 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Colorado Mesa regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Colorado Mesa majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health Professions 12%
Business Support & Assistant Services 47%
Business, Management & Marketing 10%
English Language & Literature 4%
General Business/Commerce 11%
General English Literature 4%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Colorado Mesa ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Colorado Mesa.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Health & Physical Education #77
Allied Health Professions #78
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #91
Nursing #380
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #403
Liberal Arts General Studies #403

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Colorado Mesa University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 216 0 14 0 230
Nursing 0 0 0 181 0 7 4 192
Health & Physical Education 0 0 11 163 0 0 0 174
Allied Health Professions 63 9 7 49 0 0 0 128
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 88 0 39 0 0 0 127
Criminal Justice & Corrections 41 1 0 85 0 0 0 127
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 80 0 36 0 0 0 0 116
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 36 6 23 0 0 0 0 65
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 6 55 0 0 0 0 61
General Psychology 0 0 0 52 0 0 0 52
General Biology 0 0 0 51 0 0 0 51
General Education 0 0 0 0 21 25 0 46
Human Development & Family Studies 37 0 0 7 0 0 0 44
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 39 0 0 0 39
Culinary Arts 18 19 0 0 0 0 0 37
Audiovisual Communications 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 34
Precision Metal Working 14 15 4 0 0 0 0 33
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 29 0 0 0 29
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 27
General English Literature 0 0 0 25 1 0 0 26
Management Information Systems 6 0 0 15 0 0 0 21
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 3 0 16 0 0 0 19
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 11 8 0 0 0 0 19
Social Work 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
Accounting 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Business Support & Assistant Services 11 6 0 0 0 0 0 17
Graphic Communications 0 5 2 10 0 0 0 17
Construction Engineering Technology 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Sociology 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Mathematics 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Sustainability Science 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
Fire Protection 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Homeland Security 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Construction 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 8
History 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Chemistry 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Hospitality Management 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 7
Agricultural Production 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 5
Romance Languages 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
Physics 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Music 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4
Computer Systems Networking 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 4
Environmental Control Technology 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Dance 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Business Administration & Management 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Geography & Cartography 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Air Transportation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Insurance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marine Transportation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 369 206 147 1,189 25 46 4 1,986

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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