Announcement Date: 08/21/1970

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CNN Money ranked Colorado Mountain College among the top 20 in the nation for successful graduation and transfer rates. The school placed 17th among nearly 800 schools nationwide, and was number one in Colorado.

The U.S. Department of Education ranked Colorado Mountain College as the third-most affordable public college in the country because of its low bachelor’s degree tuition.

photo - Rifle Integrated Energy Professor Dr. Dennis Zhang
Rifle Integrated Energy Professor Dr. Dennis Zhang earned a patent for energy extraction. He developed a new, highly-efficient process for separating biomass from algae for use in biofuels production.

An independent analysis put CMC’s impact on the regional economy at $300 million per year.

Senate Bill 33, “Advancing Students For a Stronger Tomorrow” (ASSET), created a pathway for students who recently moved to Colorado – including lawful immigrants and permanent resident aliens – to qualify for in-state tuition rates. CMC Trustees extended in-district rates to ASSET students.

photo - CMC President Dr. Carrie Hauser
Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser was selected as the 9th president of Colorado Mountain College, promising to increase accessibility and opportunity, and to “meet students where they are.”