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Colorado Mesa University – Tuition & Success Analysis

Grand Junction, CO

Colorado Mesa University – Snapshot

Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 8,734

Average annual cost of attendance: $17,013

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $22,200

Campus Setting: Small City

Religious Affiliation: None

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Colorado Mesa University Tuition based on Family Income

For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $14,107

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $15,060

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $17,911

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $19,150

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is N/A

The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Colorado Mesa University. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Colorado Mesa University Graduate Success

Graduation rate: 33%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 72%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $36,800

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 59%

Colorado Mesa University Admissions

Colorado Mesa University Acceptance Rate: 83%

Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 435 to 550

SAT Critical Reading: 435 to 540

SAT Writing: N/A to N/A

ACT English: 16 to 23

ACT Math: 17 to 24

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Colorado Mesa University actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Colorado Mesa University Student Debt

Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 37%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 53%

Typical student debt: $22,200

Typical monthly loan payment: $236

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Majors at Colorado Mesa University

These are the most popular areas of study offered at Colorado Mesa University:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 3%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 14%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 2%
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services – 1%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 3%
  • Construction Trades – 2%
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields – 4%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 2%
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences – 1%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 20%
  • History – 1%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 7%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 7%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 1%
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians – 1%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 1%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 13%
  • Personal and Culinary Services – 3%
  • Physical Sciences – 2%
  • Precision Production – 3%
  • Psychology – 3%
  • Social Sciences – 2%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 4%

For more information about the various majors at Colorado Mesa University, visit their website.

Colorado Mesa University Diversity

Overall Composition at Colorado Mesa University

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Colorado Mesa University full time:  83%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Colorado Mesa University part time:  17%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Colorado Mesa University:  21%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 1%

Asian: 2%

Black: 2%

Hispanic: 18%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Two or more races: 4%

Unknown: 2%

White: 69%

Colorado Mesa University Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools

Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.7

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 2.2

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 13.0

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.