Colorado Mountain College 50th Anniversary
From the beginning, Colorado Mountain College has flourished because local citizens have valued the way education can enliven their communities. In the early 1960s, visionaries sought approval for a college district. Taxpayers caught the vision and overwhelmingly voted to fund it.
The two original campuses were built simultaneously with modular buildings transported from Denver.
Classes opened on October 2, 1967 to the sound of carpenters’ finishing cuts.
Within five years, classes were also offered in Aspen, Rifle, Salida, Eagle County and Summit County.
Colorado Mountain College now offers the third most affordable bachelor’s degrees in the nation.
It’s home to the Isaacson School for New Media and is planning to add programs in avalanche technology and action sports in fall 2017.
Colorado Mountain College
Today, there are 11 locations serving 20,000 students each year. Colorado Mountain College offers programs from ESL and GED to bachelor’s degrees. We are partnering with local school districts through the Mountain Futures Fund, securing private and public funding to ensure that every local high school student can have the opportunity for a college education.
Like our founders, we are energized by the possibilities ahead. Because of local support, Colorado Mountain College will continue to elevate the vitality of our beautiful Rocky Mountain communities.
Because of you.