Colorado Mesa University Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#2779 of 14,131 In the World
#820 of 2,597 In North America
#753 of 2,496 In the United States
#13 of 38 In Colorado
#1568 of 1,859 For Ecology
#2722 of 4,023 For Environmental Science

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
75%
Aid receiving
96%
Undergraduates
8,945
Graduates
165
Male:Female Ratio
45:55
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Colorado Mesa University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 75% 76% 75%
Applicants 8,796 3,601 5,167
Admissions 6,636 2,731 3,886
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,840 853 981
Freshmen enrolled part time 130 58 72

4,829 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

834 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
SAT/ACT Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 6045 (67%)
Hispanic 1893 (21%)
Two or more races 392 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 275 (3%)
Black or African American 183 (2%)
Asian 135 (1%)
Nonresident Alien 92 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 45 (0.5%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 19 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$6,880
Students receiving aid
96%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $7,787$9,000
Tuition in-state $7,787$9,000
Tuition out-of-state $21,336$13,500
Fee in-district $899$578
Fee in-state $899$578
Fee out-of-state $899$578

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,661
Combined charge for room and board $11,168
Room charge $6,100
Meal charge $5,068

Colorado Mesa University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 165 42
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 15 175 4
Business Administration and Management, General 172 10
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 105
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 85
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 66
Psychology, General 57
Mass Communication & Media Studies 38
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 26 8
Accounting 31
Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiographer 31
Computer and Information Sciences, General 30
Construction Engineering Technology & Technician 24
Social Work 23
English Language and Literature, General 22
Mechanical & Mechanical Engineering Technology & Technician 9 13
Environmental Science 21
Machine Tool Technology & Machinist 21
Graphic Design 19
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 19
Criminal Justice & Police Science 17
Education, General 15
Political Science and Government, General 14
Art & Art Studies, General 13
Child Care Provider & Assistant 13
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 13
History, General 13
Chemistry, General 11
Management Information Systems, General 10
Music, General 10
Geology & Earth Science, General 9
Wildland & Forest Firefighting and Investigation 9
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects 1 7
Mathematics, General 8
Music Teacher Education 8
Sociology, General 8
Surgical Technology & Technologist 8
Automobile & Automotive Mechanics Technology & Technician 7
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General 7
Baking and Pastry Arts & Baker & Pastry Chef 5
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 2 3
Medical & Clinical Assistant 5
Spanish Language and Literature 5
Construction Trades, General 4
Music Performance, General 4
Physics, General 4
Agricultural Business and Management, General 3
Airline & Commercial & Professional Pilot and Flight Crew 3
Business & Office Automation & Technology & Data Entry 3
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 3
Lineworker 3
Applied Mathematics, General 2
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 2
Dance, General 2
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation & Installer, General 2
Nursing Practice 2
Surveying Technology & Surveying 2
Viticulture and Enology 2
Clinical & Medical Laboratory Technician 1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1
Photographic and Film & Video Technology & Technician 1
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology & Technician 1
Grand Total 303 1,153 39 2
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 37% 33% 41%
  • Full-time retention rate - 75%
  • Part-time retention rate - 45%

Publications & Citations

Publications
526
Citations
18,423

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
136 / 1,236
Environmental Science
121 / 5,322
Medicine
82 / 1,119
Biology
75 / 3,207
Ecology
52 / 3,210
Psychology
48 / 8,344
Physics
44 / 749
Engineering
41 / 496
Geology
37 / 1,512
Business
35 / 681
Mathematics
35 / 513
Computer Science
34 / 448
Chemistry
34 / 559
Sociology
31 / 338
Art & Design
28 / 297
Math Teachers
23 / 446
Political Science
22 / 91
Health Science
21 / 107
Physical Therapy
18 / 273
Social Psychology
18 / 7,767
Botany
18 / 702
History
18 / 42
Demography
17 / 138
Hydrology and Water resources management
17 / 696
Geography and Cartography
15 / 319
Materials Science
15 / 122
Earth science and Geophysics
13 / 715
Communications and Public Relations
13 / 50
Economics
11 / 10
Sports / Exercise science
10 / 320
Sports Medicine
10 / 241
Education Majors
10 / 104
Zoology
10 / 35
Paleontology
10 / 591
Gender Studies
9 / 119
Astrophysics and Astronomy
9 / 478
Environmental Management
9 / 176
Hospitality and Hotel Management
9 / 366
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
9 / 20
Media Studies
9 / 27

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 6
1992 4 11
1993 2 7
1994 1 5
1995 3 6
1996 11 6
1997 8 7
1998 7 3
1999 13 29
2000 11 45
2001 10 62
2002 13 94
2003 13 130
2004 17 165
2005 9 148
2006 14 214
2007 17 248
2008 14 322
2009 10 390
2010 15 540
2011 15 753
2012 25 885
2013 30 982
2014 30 1199
2015 34 1267
2016 34 1403
2017 47 1468
2018 44 1843
2019 46 2194
2020 54 2487
2021 56 3087

Notable alumni

  1. Stephanie Grisham

    Stephanie Grisham
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    spokespersonpolitical adviser
    Biography

    Stephanie Ann Grisham is an American former White House official who served as the 32nd White House press secretary and as White House communications director from July 2019 to April 2020. She served as Chief of Staff and Press Secretary for the first lady of the United States, Melania Trump from 2020 to 2021, and previously as her Press Secretary from 2017 to 2019.

  2. Marilyn Ferguson

    Marilyn Ferguson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-2008 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Marilyn Ferguson was an American author, editor and public speaker known for her 1980 book The Aquarian Conspiracy which is connected with the New Age Movement.

  3. Scott McInnis

    Scott McInnis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    police officerlawyerdirectorpolitician
    Biography

    Stephen Scott Emory McInnis is an American politician and lawyer who was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado from 1993 to 2005. In August 2010, McInnis lost his bid to become the Republican nominee for Governor of Colorado after a plagiarism accusation and apology hurt his standing. In November 2014, McInnis was elected a member of the Mesa County Board of County Commissioners—beginning term in office in January 2015.

  4. Dalton Tanonaka

    Dalton Tanonaka
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Dalton Ichiro Tanonaka is an American television executive. He has spent most of his career in Asia, receiving several international and U.S. awards for his journalism work. Tanonaka is also known for his community service, providing scholarships to deserving students and speaking at schools and universities.

  5. Josh Penry

    Josh Penry
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Josh Penry is the former minority leader of the Colorado Senate. Elected in 2006, Penry was the youngest member of the Colorado state Senate. According to The Denver Post, Penry played a leadership role in opposing regulation for the oil and gas industry and a labor bill. Penry has been identified by several newspapers as a "rising star" in Colorado politics. Prior to serving in the state Senate, Penry served in the state House of Representatives for one term.

  6. Matt Soper

    Matt Soper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Matt Soper is a state representative from Delta, Colorado. A Republican, Soper represents Colorado House of Representatives District 54, which encompasses parts of Mesa and Delta counties on Colorado's Western Slope.

  7. Marsha Looper

    Marsha Looper
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    engineerrancherpolitician
    Biography

    Marsha Looper was a Colorado legislator. Elected to the Colorado House of Representatives as a Republican in 2006, Looper represented House District 19, which encompasses eastern El Paso County, Colorado from 2006 to 2012.

General info

Alternative names CMU
Colorado Mesa
Founded 1925
Motto Rumble Mavs!
Colors maroon, white
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 825
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

Location and Contacts

Address 1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado, 81501-3122
United States
City population 66,000
Phone 9702481020
Fax +1 (970) 248 1076

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