Colorado Mountain College, Timberline Campus: Narrative Description

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901 South Hwy. 24
Leadville, CO 80461
Tel: (719)486-2015
Free: 800-621-8559
Admissions: (970)945-8691
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: 200-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 407. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 242 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 48 states and territories, 76% from out-of-state, 33% 25 or older, 30% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, 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 except for outdoor recreational leadership program. 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: $6332. College room only: $3288. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organizations: Environmental Club, Outdoor Club, Student Activities Board. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, controlled dormitory access. 130 college housing spaces available; 90 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. 25,000 books and 185 serials. 30 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:

Leadville, situated at an altitude of 10,000 feet, is a rural community with a dry climate. Leadville has been the center of a famous mining district since the Placer Mines were opened in 1860. It became the silver capital and one of Colorado's greatest mining camps. Mining and tourism are major industries at the present. The city has a library, branch museum of the Colorado State Historical Society, churches, medical clinic and a hospital. Part-time work opportunities are available nearby. Recreation activities are numerous and include ice skating, golfing, tennis, fishing, soccer, bowling, swimming. There is skiing at Ski Cooper on the top of Tennessee Pass 12 miles north of Leadville and at nearby Copper Mountain, Vail, Keystone, Breckenridge and A-Basin. The World's Championship Pack Burro Race is an annual event the first weekend in August.

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