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Copper Mountain Community College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Copper Mountain Community College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors CMC offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Copper Mountain Community College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Copper Mountain Community College was awarded 4 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

CMC was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CMC?

Acceptance Rate

Since Copper Mountain Community College has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

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Copper Mountain Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Copper Mountain Community College is about average at 16 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Copper Mountain Community College is 23%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  23 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Copper Mountain Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Copper Mountain Community College this rate is 62%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  62 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at CMC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,533 undergraduates at CMC with 548 being full-time and 985 being part-time.

CMC Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

CMC scored 41.48 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  41.48 out of 100
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How Much Does Copper Mountain Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of CMC is $8,055. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CMC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At CMC, approximately 4% of students took out student loans averaging $2,400 a year. That adds up to $9,600 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CMC is 17.6%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do CMC Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from CMC make around $28,100 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 29% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Copper Mountain Community College make the most money.

Location of Copper Mountain Community College

Copper Mountain Community College is a public institution located in Joshua Tree, California. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of CMC.

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Location of Copper Mountain Community College

Contact details for CMC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6162 Rotary Way, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Phone: 760-366-3791

Copper Mountain Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Copper Mountain Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CMC

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 663 students took at least one online class at Copper Mountain Community College. This is an increase from the 638 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 663 150
2016-2017 638 125
2015-2016 385 66
2014-2015 429 80
2013-2014 327 50

Learn more about online learning at Copper Mountain Community College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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