Colorado Mesa University

Public, Four-years School Located in Grand Junction, CO

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How much is the Colorado Mesa tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Colorado Mesa's tuition & fees is $9,712 for Colorado residents and $24,312 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $25,858 for Colorado residents and $40,458 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Colorado Mesa Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Colorado Residents Tuition & Fees$9,712
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$24,312
Books & Supplies Costs$1,440
On-campus Room & Board$11,522
On-campus Expenses$3,184
Off-campus Room & Board$10,116
Off-campus Expenses$3,184
2023-2024 Estimates
Colorado Residents Tuition & Fees$10,480
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$26,479

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Colorado Mesa for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $111,693 at Colorado Mesa. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $173,982. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $135,235.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$25,678$40,722$31,815
Sophomore (2024-25)$27,120$42,511$33,103
Junior (2025-26)$28,643$44,389$34,452
Senior (2026-27)$30,252$46,360$35,866
4 Years Total$111,693$173,982$135,235
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$27,120$42,511$33,103
Sophomore (2025-26)$28,643$44,389$34,452
Junior (2026-27)$30,252$46,360$35,866
Senior (2027-28)$31,952$48,430$37,346
4 Years Total$117,967$181,690$140,767
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$28,643$44,389$34,452
Sophomore (2026-27)$30,252$46,360$35,866
Junior (2027-28)$31,952$48,430$37,346
Senior (2028-29)$33,746$50,605$38,898
4 Years Total$124,593$189,784$146,562
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$30,252$46,360$35,866
Sophomore (2027-28)$31,952$48,430$37,346
Junior (2028-29)$33,746$50,605$38,898
Senior (2029-30)$35,642$52,888$40,524
4 Years Total$131,592$198,284$152,634
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$31,952$48,430$37,346
Sophomore (2028-29)$33,746$50,605$38,898
Junior (2029-30)$35,642$52,888$40,524
Senior (2030-31)$37,644$55,288$42,229
4 Years Total$138,984$207,211$158,997

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Colorado Mesa' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Colorado, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $17,007.
Colorado Mesa University$9,712$24,312
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Colorado Four-years Colleges$17,826
Public Schools$7,400$17,007
Private Schools$18,146

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Colorado Mesa and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Colorado Mesa UniversityGrand Junction, CO$9,712$24,312
Fort Lewis CollegeDurango, CO$9,670$20,798
Rocky Mountain College of Art and DesignLakewood, CO$18,016$23,720
United States Air Force AcademyUSAF Academy, CO--

Financial Aid and COA

At Colorado Mesa University, 6,615 students (76%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $8,434.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Colorado Mesa is $32,024 for students living on-campus and $30,618 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,619 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $9,209 and the average amount of student loans is $5,760.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Colorado ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$25,858$40,458
COA (off-campus)$24,452$39,052
Tuition & Fees$9,712$24,312
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$16,146$16,146
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,740$14,740
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$17,424$32,024
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$16,018$30,618
Average Financial Aid$8,434$8,434
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship6,61576%$8,434
Pell Grants2,61830%$5,052
Federal Student Loan3,09836%$5,945
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,61993%-
Grants or Scholarships1,51287%$9,209
Federal Grants1,34578%$5,473
Pell Grants58834%$5,299
Other Federal Grants1,34277%$3,164
State/Local Grants63937%$4,059
Institutional Grants91653%$4,333
Student Loan Aid70541%$5,760
Federal Student Loans69340%$4,949
Other Student Loans503%$12,620
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level843730$6,863
110,001 or more201119$2,109

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Colorado Mesa's acceptance rate is 80.24%. A total of 8,082 applicants applied to and 6,485 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,855 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 28.60%.
To apply to Colorado Mesa, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate80.24%79.42%80.84%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)28.60%33.28%25.52%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programConsidered But Not Required
RecommendationsConsidered But Not Required
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Colorado Mesa. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,074 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 23.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,0749481,200
National Average1,168
Colorado Average1,163
SAT EBRW545480610
SAT Math529468590
ACT Composite231926
National Average24
Colorado Average25
ACT Math211725
ACT English221826

Student Population

Colorado Mesa University has a total of 8,905 students including 8,681 undergraduate and 224 graduate students. By gender, there are 4,066 male students and 4,841 female students attending Colorado Mesa. The school offers online degree programs and 666 students enrolled online exclusively (7.48% of all students).
Total8,907 4,0664,841
Undergraduate8,712 3,9984,714
Graduate195 68127

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered114 Programs
Online Program Offered10 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered10 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate81.76%
Student Population8,905
Graduation Rate39%
Transfer-out Rate27%
Retention Rate76% (Full-time), 29% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate18 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties313 (Full-time), 261 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs723 (Full-time), 304 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$64,427
Average Staff Salary$55,760