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Learn for Less
Learn for Less A WCCC Affordability Initiative
Meeting the needs of our students and our community

Colorado Mesa University and Western Colorado Community College’s unique dual mission of providing a wide range of academic programming, from technical certificates to bachelor’s degrees, has served the region well for more than 30 years. In today’s economic climate, employers are struggling to hire qualified employees, and families are worried about inflation and how to prepare for the future. To meet these challenges, WCCC is announcing a bold new Learn for Less initiative to make career and technical education courses more affordable for students and families.

Beginning the Fall 2022 semester, tuition and fees for WCCC career and technical education courses will be reduced by nearly 40% to $197 per credit hour*.

A nearly $2 million donation from the estate of former Colorado Senator and CMU Trustee Tillie Bishop will cover the first year’s revenue loss as CMU and WCCC determine budget efficiencies and additional donations to sustain the initiative.

Colorado Resident Rates
Rates shown after COF.
  • 2021-2022 Tuition and Fees
    $321.45 per credit hour
  • Beginning Fall 2022
    $197 per credit hour*


*The Aviation Program is not eligible for the reduced WCCC tuition. In addition, there may be academic course fees associated with some programs.

From the 2021-2022 Colorado resident tuition rate after COF of $321.45 per credit hour, the new rate of $197 is a nearly 40% reduction
Degree Options
Curious about the degree options that are available at WCCC? View our academic programs to learn more.