Colorado Mesa University

Graduates: 84
Undergraduates: 9440
Graduates: 84
Setting: Medium four-year, primarily nonresidential
In-state Tuition: $6,008.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $16,031.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 0.917
SAT / ACT / GPA: / 21 / 3
Public/Private: Public
Male/Female Ratio: 46:54
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 82%

Colorado Mesa University (CMU), formerly known as Mesa State College, is a public comprehensive university in Grand Junction, Colorado. The university has its primary campus in central Grand Junction. The university also has other campuses as well; Bishop Campus, which houses Western Colorado Community College in northwestern Grand Junction and a regional campus in Montrose, Colorado. Colorado Mesa University grants two-year associates degrees, four-year bachelors degrees, and master's degrees. The school is in the process of developing its first doctorate program

Colorado Mesa University was founded, not as an end in itself, but to enable its students and the residents of Western Colorado to create their own future and not simply enter a future that's been created for them. Within its resource constraints, the university has an obligation to offer the highest quality academic programs and services to those whom it serves to enable them to prepare for their future. Because the environment in which it functions is in a constant state of change, the university, like its students, must recognize that growth and change are an integral part of our collective future. University stakeholders must embrace the notion that change and innovation within the institution should be the norm rather than a necessity in response to crises. In this context, then, our goals are built around the theme of "Achieving a Higher Degree." This theme reflects a key element of the university�s strategic plan: the philosophy that as the institution adapts to its changing world, it does so with the overarching goal of supporting the residents of Western Colorado to achieve a higher degree of educational attainment by preparing students to function successfully in the future.

1925 - Founded as Grand Junction Junior College with 39 students enrolled 1932 - Name changed to Grand Junction State Junior College 1933 - Enrollment exceeds 200 for the first time 1937 - Name changed to Mesa College 1957 - Mesa College accredited by North Central Association 1961 - Enrollment exceeds 1,000 1974 - Mesa College authorized to offer baccalaureate degree programs 1988 - Name changed to Mesa State College 1994 - Mesa State authorized to offer graduate degree programs 2003 - Independent Board of Trustees created by H.B. 1093 2005 - Formally created two-year, open admission division Western Colorado Community College 2010 - Enrollment exceeds 8,000 for the first time 2011 - June 6, 2011 Governor John Hickenlooper signed the bill to approve name change to Colorado Mesa University. 2011 - August 10, 2011 Mesa State College becomes Colorado Mesa University

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Akerfelds, Darrel - former Major League Baseball pitcher Duane Banks - former University of Iowa Hawkeyes baseball coach, namesake of Duane Banks Field Brunson, Larry - former wide receiver in the NFL Chris Cohn - radio personality known as "The Conman" Donnelly, Brendan - former Major League Baseball relief pitcher and World Series Champion (2002) Ferguson, Marilyn - Influential American author, editor and public speaker. Most known for her book, The Aquarian Conspiracy Eugene Garcia - former Dean Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education and former Dean University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Education James Groves - former Justice on the Colorado Supreme Court Heinrichs, April - former coach of the United States women's national soccer team Hull, Chuck - inventor of stereolithography (3D Printing) Josh Huslig - founder of MO5AIC (Mosaic) - vocal band Lersch, Barry - former Major League Baseball pitcher Martin, Tony - former NFL wide receiver. McInnis, Scott - former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado Raymond Jaramillo McLeod - film and stage actor, 2004 winner of the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Col. Duane Newton - former commander of the famous Black Sheep Squadron VMA-214 Nourse, Dick - retired award-winning Salt Lake City, Utah television news anchor Penry, Josh - former Colorado State Senator Pagano, John - Defensive Coordinator for the San Diego Chargers in the NFL Ready, Randy - former Major League Baseball player and coach Rickard, Jeff - Emmy nominated sports broadcaster on SiriusXM Romo, Sergio - current Major League Baseball relief pitcher San Francisco Giants. Has won two World Series and been an All-Star selection. Also former Rocky Mountain Conference pitcher of the year. Walter "Dusty" Saunders - sports TV columnist for The Denver Post Schroder, Ricky - Actor known for roles in Silver Spoons, NYPD Blue and Lonesome Dove Smith, Perry - former NFL defensive back Steele, Ben - former NFL tight end for Green Bay Packers William Spencer - former president of Citibank Don & Deyon Stephens - co-founders of Mercy Ships David Svaldi - president of Adams State University White, Walter - former NFL tight end with Kansas City Chiefs

Chief_administrator: Timothy E. Foster (President)
Phone: 9702481020
Geographic region: Rocky Mountains CO ID MT UT WY
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Undergraduate application fee: $30.00
Graduate application fee: $50.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Yes
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): Yes
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): Yes
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No