Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

Private, Four-years School Located in Lakewood, CO

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How much is the RMCAD tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, RMCAD's tuition & fees is $22,607 based on the NCES data.
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 $37,931 when a student lives off-campus.

RMCAD Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$22,607
Books & Supplies Costs$1,460
Off-campus Room & Board$11,032
Off-campus Expenses$2,832
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$23,645

How Much Does it Cost to Go to RMCAD for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $101,290 at RMCAD. 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 $101,282. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $78,208.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$23,645$23,643$18,256
Sophomore (2024-25)$24,730$24,728$19,094
Junior (2025-26)$25,865$25,863$19,971
Senior (2026-27)$27,052$27,050$20,887
4 Years Total$101,290$101,282$78,208
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$24,730$24,728$19,094
Sophomore (2025-26)$25,865$25,863$19,971
Junior (2026-27)$27,052$27,050$20,887
Senior (2027-28)$28,293$28,291$21,846
4 Years Total$105,939$105,931$81,798
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$25,865$25,863$19,971
Sophomore (2026-27)$27,052$27,050$20,887
Junior (2027-28)$28,293$28,291$21,846
Senior (2028-29)$29,592$29,590$22,849
4 Years Total$110,801$110,793$85,552
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$27,052$27,050$20,887
Sophomore (2027-28)$28,293$28,291$21,846
Junior (2028-29)$29,592$29,590$22,849
Senior (2029-30)$30,950$30,948$23,897
4 Years Total$115,886$115,878$89,479
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$28,293$28,291$21,846
Sophomore (2028-29)$29,592$29,590$22,849
Junior (2029-30)$30,950$30,948$23,897
Senior (2030-31)$32,370$32,368$24,994
4 Years Total$121,205$121,197$93,586

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, RMCAD' tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Colorado, its tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $17,622.
In-StateOut-of-State
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design$22,607
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Colorado Four-years Colleges$17,257
Public Schools$7,075$16,324
Private Schools$17,622

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between RMCAD and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Rocky Mountain College of Art and DesignLakewood, CO$22,607$15,144
Fort Lewis CollegeDurango, CO$19,724$7,960
Colorado Mesa UniversityGrand Junction, CO$23,019$14,989
United States Air Force AcademyUSAF Academy, CO--

Financial Aid and COA

At Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, 1,171 students (64%) 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 $5,150.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at RMCAD is $32,781 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 119 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 $6,033 and the average amount of student loans is $12,304.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (off-campus)$37,931
Tuition & Fees$22,607
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$15,324
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$32,781
Average Financial Aid$5,150
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,17164%$5,150
Pell Grants88748%$5,119
Federal Student Loan1,12761%$10,030
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid11991%-
Grants or Scholarships10580%$6,033
Federal Grants7255%$5,985
Pell Grants7255%$5,782
Other Federal Grants1310%$1,125
State/Local Grants75%$2,000
Institutional Grants7960%$2,387
Student Loan Aid10580%$12,304
Federal Student Loans10580%$8,855
Other Student Loans2217%$16,462

Student Population

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design has a total of 2,050 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 443 male students and 1,406 female students attending RMCAD. The school offers online degree programs and 1,407 students enrolled online exclusively (68.63% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,849 4431,406
Undergraduate1,837 4401,397
Graduate12 39

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1600 Pierce St, Lakewood, CO
Phone303-753-6046
WEBwww.rmcad.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered13 Programs
Online Program Offered12 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered1 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population2,050
Graduation Rate41%
Transfer-out Rate30%
Retention Rate62% (Full-time), 20% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate14 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties57 (Full-time), 186 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs192 (Full-time), 211 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$41,006
Average Staff Salary$63,336