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Colorado Mountain College, Spring Valley Campus: Narrative Description


3000 County Rd. 114
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Tel: (970)945-7481
Free: 800-621-8559
Admissions: (970)947-8328
E-mail: [email protected]
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District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Colorado Mountain College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 680-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 493. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 579 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 38 states and territories, 45% from out-of-state, 23% 25 or older, 44% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1290 full-time, $43 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $2160 full-time, $72 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6930 full-time, $231 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $180 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $6392. College room only: $3288. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: student government, outdoor activities, World Awareness Society, Peer Mentors, Student Activities Board. Major annual events: Spring Fest, outdoor activities, residence hall activities. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, controlled dormitory access. 237 college housing spaces available; 200 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Quigley Library with 36,000 books, 186 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 65 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Glenwood Springs is an urban area with a moderate climate; a beautiful place to live. Railroads and buses serve the area and charter air service is available. Glenwood Springs is the county seat of Garfield County, and has the best shopping facilities in the county. The city has churches of all major denominations, library, museum, theatres, hospital and many of the civic clubs. Hot mineral springs have made Glenwood Springs a popular resort. Seven miles above the town is the Shoshone Hydroelectric Plant. The Colorado employment office is located here; several businesses hire part-time workers. Over 1,000 miles of fishing streams and more than 100 lakes are accessible from Glenwood Springs. The Sunlight Ski area is located nine miles south of the town; it has a 7,000 foot double chair lift. Aspen and Snowmass are 45 miles away. Other recreational activities include fishing, hiking, hunting and tennis. Strawberry day is an annual event in June.

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