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?
- 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
|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 for the Money||1,414|
Where Is Colorado Mesa University?
Contact details for Colorado Mesa are given below.
|Address:||1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122|
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
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Colorado Mesa?
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.
Can I Afford Colorado Mesa University?
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
There are also 132 graduate students at the school.
Of the 7,145 full-time undergraduates at Colorado Mesa, 48% are male and 52% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Colorado Mesa University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||184|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,341|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Colorado Mesa has changed over the last few years.
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 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|
|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.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Cygnusloop99 under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.