Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

Questions and Answers

Kaelyn L.
9 days ago
How does receiving financial aid from Colorado Mesa University work after applying to the FASFA?
Illectra D.
18 days ago
What is the average amount of financial aid students receive at Colorado Mesa University?
Kaylin P.
1 month ago
Is CMU an accredited college?
Colorado Mesa University
Hi Kaylin, Yes, CMU meets the criteria for accreditation established by the Higher Education Learning Commission. There are multiple accreditations in different departments as well. You can find each one by following this link
Isabella L.
2 months ago
What services does Colorado Mesa University provide for students that currently have a 504 plan in high school?
Colorado Mesa University
Hi Isabella, CMU provides support to students with a 504 plan. You will submit your document to Educational Access Services department; CMU will accommodate your needs.
Abigail J.
3 months ago
What opportunities or programs does Colorado Mesa University have in place to help first-year students acclimate to college life?
Colorado Mesa University
Abigail, CMU offers multiple ways for first-time students to get involved. From Early Move-In Program for incoming freshmen only where they get to move on campus a week prior to the semester starting to get acclimated to campus, student orientation upon arrival to help freshmen's get to know one another as well as their professors. Club fair first week of school to showcase what clubs and organizations are offered. In addition, each residence hall assistant will put on multiple activities for incoming students to get involved in.
Abigail J.
5 months ago
As someone that is apart of a minority in Grand Junction, how inclusive is Colorado Mesa University and how does the staff keep said campus inclusive for all students?
Colorado Mesa University
Hi Abigail, As a minority myself that attended CMU (class of 2016), CMU is 30% diverse with 23% Hispanics and the rest make up African-Americans, Pacific Islander, Asian. We have a Cultural Inclusion Council which makes up Black Student Alliance, Genders and Sexualities Alliance, International Student Alliance, Latino Student Alliance, Native American Student Association, and Ho'olokahi Polynesian Club Alliance. Hiring staff from different backgrounds helps CMU keep the campus inclusive for all students.

Academic details

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
20 to 1
Least Selective (81% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Diversity statistics

67% White
20% Hispanic
4% Multiracial
2% Black
1% Asian
1% Native
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Common Careers

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Executive Director83k
Software Engineer76k
Financial Controller64k
Mechanical Engineer56k
Senior Accountant54k
Software Developer50k
Graphic Designer50k
Based on 1,323 student responses
49.5kAvg. Early Career Pay
78kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
57%in High-Meaning careers
7%in STEM careers

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
Average grant for incoming freshmen
Average Pell Grant
Average Federal Loans

Average Institutional Grant
Average Total Loans
Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$21,619 / year
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