Guide for relocation to Steamboat Springs, CO


The college recently introduced five four-year bachelor’s degrees in sustainability studies, business administration, nursing, and new this year, teacher education and applied science. The Steamboat campus offers all but the teacher education degree; the nursing degree is hybrid, with most classes available online and a minimal amount of travel to other campuses.

In 2012 CMC opened its new $18 million, 60,000-square-foot academic and student center overlooking downtown Steamboat, housing administrative offices, classrooms, auditorium, cafeteria with incredible views (and great coffee) and more. Combine this with new course offerings in everything from resort management and hospitality to sustainability studies and culinary programs and it’s truly a cornerstone of the community.  Enrollment is growing as well as its accolades.

In 2012-13, the college had 20,436 students enrolled across its 11 locations, including 2,492 students in Steamboat. That same year it was named by as one of the nation’s Top 20 Community Colleges in achieving student success. In 2013, 2014 and 2015, the U.S. Department of Education ranked CMC the country’s third most affordable public college offering bachelor’s degrees. In 2014, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named it one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges, allowing CMC to compete for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

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