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Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

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About This Campus

Colorado Mesa University, in Grand Junction, Colorado is dedicated to providing an exceptional educational experience in a student-centered environment featuring small class sizes and a high level of student/faculty interaction. CMU's faculty are recognized for their professional expertise and are proudly committed first to instruction as well as service and research. To accommodate a student body exceeding 9,000 students, a recent campus expansion has resulted in state-of-the-art learning facilities across 86 acres in the heart of Grand Junction. The city of Grand Junction offers residents many amenities of a larger city but still has the feel of a small town. It is also close to the beautiful Colorado National Monument, the Grand Mesa, and other mountain ranges which offer some of the best recreational opportunities year round. CMU students are not afraid to get their hands dirty. They take advantage of the opportunity to gain practical experience through course work and activities.

Location Information

Nestled in the beautiful Grand Valley of Western Colorado, the CMU experience gives students the chance to play and learn while contributing to the area's cultural and community growth.

2019/2020 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Grand Junction
Population | 145,000
Enrollment | 9,735
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/20-12/13
Spring | 01/22-05/16

Campus Diversity

White | 70%
Black | 2%
Hispanic/Latino | 17%
Asian | 2%
Native/1st Nation | 2%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Two or more | 4%
Other | 2%
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Education, Nursing, and Radiology.

Registration for Criminal Justice, Business, and Engineering courses is competitive.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Business Administration
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Sports Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Theater Arts/Drama

Unique Academic Programs

  • Criminal Justice
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Geology
  • Exercise Science
  • Construction Management

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Aerospace Sciences: Flight Technology

Agriculture: Agricultural Sciences

Anthropology: Anthropology, Archaeology

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Computer Graphics, Drafting, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Studio Art, Theater Art

Athletics: Adapted Physical Education, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, Insurance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Mass Communication, Media News

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Law Enforcement/Police Sciences

Earth Sciences: Geology, Physical Sciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, English, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Spanish

Engineering: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: English, Literature, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Technology

Food Science: Culinary Arts, Food Services Management

Foreign Language: Spanish

General Studies: Social Sciences, Spanish Literature

Geography and Urban Studies: Spatial Geographic Information Science, Surveying

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Exercise Science, Kinesiology

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management

Industrial Studies: Construction Management

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Systems

Mathematics: Mathematics, Statistics

Performing Arts: Acting, Dance, Design/Technical, Directing, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theater, Theater Arts/Drama

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Psychology: Counseling, Psychology

Recreation: Commercial Recreation Management, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Human Services, Social Science, Sociology

Technology: Automotive Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Technology, Diesel Technology, Electronics Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Process Technology, Radiologic Technology, Surveying, Welding Technology

Theater: Performance and Directing


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 525.00 paper, 195.00 computer or 70.00 Internet
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 06/19/19.
  • Estimated cost: $6063.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 18 ($404 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 06/19/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $150 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee $150 Year Plan A & B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • Perkins
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 001358

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/19/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 25% living on campus
  • Double: $3200
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living is limited
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $850
  • Proximity to campus: 0-10 miles
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $2462 per semester for 21 meals per week.
  • $2265 per semester for 14 meals per week.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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