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Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, Colorado

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Overview

Student Population
9,492
Colorado Mesa University overview
Location Grand Junction, Colorado
Online mesastate.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
Colorado Mesa University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Grand Junction, Colorado, Colorado Mesa University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 8,845 prospective students applied, and 6,917 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,069 enrolled in the school.  7,108 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,384 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $7,787 plus fees of $899. Colorado Mesa is ranked 945 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

4/10
Overall
5/10
Academics
2/10
Resources
4/10
Outcomes
1/10
Value

Colorado Mesa is rated within the lower 31% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Colorado Mesa University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Moderate
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SAT 930/1170
ACT 18/25
GPA 3.0
Applications Accepted
78.2% 
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Applications Due May 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Colorado Resident Tuition
$7,787
In State Costs for Colorado Mesa University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,560
Other Fees$899
Room and Board $11,168
Budget for Other Expenses$3,074
Total One Year Cost$24,488
Out of State Resident Tuition
$20,720
Out of State Costs for Colorado Mesa University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,560
Other Fees$899
Room and Board $11,168
Budget for Other Expenses$3,074
Total One Year Cost$37,421

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$40,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
25% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Colorado Mesa University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 26%
Business 17%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 9%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 7%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=127556 IPEDS survey data for Colorado Mesa University.

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