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Western Colorado's Selective University

Fast Facts

Location: Grand Junction, Colorado

Enrollment: 10,662

Male to Female Ratio: 2:3

Student to Faculty Ratio: 22:1

Financial Aid Awarded: $74 million (2014-2015 academic year)

Athletics: 24 NCAA Division II teams

School Colors: Maroon and White

Mascot: The Maverick

Academic Calendar: Fall (Aug.-Dec.) and Spring (Jan.-May) Semesters; Compressed Summer and Jan. Terms

Key Dates

Founded as Grand Junction Junior College in 1925, 39 students registered.

Name changed to Grand Junction State Junior College in 1932.

Enrollment exceeds 200 for the first time in 1933.

Name changed to Mesa College in 1937.

Mesa College accredited by the Higher Learning Commission in 1957.

Enrollment exceeds 1,000 in 1961.

Authorized to offer baccalaureate degree programs in 1974.

Name changed to Mesa State College in 1988.

Authorized to offer Master of Business Administration in 1996.

Formally created two-year, open admission division--Western Colorado Community College--in 2005.

Authorized to offer Master of Arts in Education in 2006.

Name Changed to Colorado Mesa University in 2011.