Colorado Mountain College Celebrates 50 Years

50 years ago the National Association of Junior Colleges was contacted about the idea of starting a junior college in our Colorado mountain towns. Two original campuses were built simultaneously in Glenwood Springs and Leadville with modular buildings transported from Denver. Colorado Mountain College Classes opened on October 2, 1967. Within five years, classes were also offered in Aspen, Rifle, Salida, Eagle and Summit County.



Today, there are 11 locations serving 20,000 students each year. Colorado Mountain College offers programs from ESL and GED to bachelor’s degrees. In addition, CMC partner’s 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. Celebrations will be held throughout the year. 


Sidestep high tuition and crowded, impersonal classes. At Colorado Mountain College, you’ll thrive with personalized attention in beautiful mountain communities, earning in-demand degrees. And with the most affordable bachelor’s degree in Colorado CMC will set you up to do something major.  


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