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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?

7,145 Full-Time Undergraduates
$18,840 Avg Cost After Aid
82% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered at Colorado Mesa.
  • In 2017-2018, 52% of the faculty were full-time.

Colorado Mesa University Rankings

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Colorado Mesa is ranked #1,387 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. It is also ranked #17 out of 23 schools in Colorado.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Colorado Mesa has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Colorado Mesa

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Diversity 480
Best Colleges for Veterans 653
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 861
Best Colleges for International Students 1,094
Best Colleges 1,387
Best Colleges for the Money 1,414

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?

$18,840 Net Price
62% Take Out Loans
10.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Colorado Mesa is $18,840. 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

7,145 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,459 undergraduate students at Colorado Mesa, with 7,145 being full-time and 2,314 being part-time.

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

There are also 132 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,145 full-time undergraduates at Colorado Mesa, 48% are male and 52% 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 124
Black or African American 184
Hispanic or Latino 1,341
White 4,859
International Students 92
Other Races/Ethnicities 545

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, Colorado Mesa University awarded 2,790 undergraduate degrees and 100 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 17 0 0
Agricultural Economics & Business 4 0 0 0
Agricultural Production 3 0 0 0
Air Transportation 1 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 11 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 9 49 0 0
Business Support & Assistant Services 6 0 0 0
Chemistry 0 8 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 5 0 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 39 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 27 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 3 0 0 0
Construction 8 0 0 0
Construction Engineering Technology 0 17 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 1 85 0 0
Culinary Arts 19 0 0 0
Dance 0 3 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 14 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 15 0 0
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 6 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 1 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 13 0 0
Fire Protection 10 0 0 0
General Biology 0 51 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 216 14 0
General Education 0 0 25 0
General English Literature 0 25 0 0
General Psychology 0 52 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 9 0 0
Graphic Communications 5 10 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 163 0 0
History 0 8 0 0
Hospitality Management 2 5 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 7 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 88 39 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 15 0 0
Mathematics 0 11 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 3 16 0 0
Music 0 5 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 29 0 0
Nursing 0 181 7 4
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 3 0 0
Physics 0 5 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 12 0 0
Precision Metal Working 15 0 0 0
Romance Languages 0 5 0 0
Social Work 0 19 0 0
Sociology 0 14 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 2 0 0
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 6 0 0 0
Total 412 2,378 92 8

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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