FINANCIAL AID RATE86%
STUDENT TEACHER RATIO14:1
FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.$3,598
Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students
Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid
Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition
Copper Mountain College (CMC)
7871 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA
Copper Mountain College, located in Joshua Tree, California, is among the most recent additions to the California Community College System, being the 108th of the 112 institutions that comprise the system. The school was once a satellite campus for the College of the Desert, and was established to provide education opportunities for marines based in military center located in the nearby city of Twentynine Palms. The school is now an independent institution, having received full accreditation in 2001.
Copper Mountain College offers a number of programs that allow for career or academic development, whichever better suits the needs of the student. Career training programs provide education and skill development in a high demand field or industry in order to prepare the individual student for long term employment as a qualified professional. Academic programs prepare students for transfer to a four year institution by first allowing them to complete a curriculum that mirrors the first two years locally and at low cost.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Individuals who wish to enroll at CMC may do so by completing the application for admission, paying all fees, and providing transcripts and test scores if available. Students must be at least eighteen years of age or have a high school diploma or equivalent. Students may be required to take a placement exam prior to registering. In addition, students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to discuss program enrollment and curriculum prior to their first semester, as well as participate in new student orientation. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships which are awarded based on need as determined by the information provided on a student's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students CMC accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $1,100-$1,300
- Out-of-State: $7,300-$8,755
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $46-$55 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $300-$360 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||86%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||83%||$5,349|
|Receiving Student Loans||4%||$2,400|
Academics & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Copper Mountain College may provide services like those listed below:
- Online course work available
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Copper Mountain College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Copper Mountain College.
- College of the Desert in Blue Lake, CA (29 miles away)
- Mt. San Jacinto Community College District in Los Angeles, CA (49 miles away)
- Moreno Valley College in Lewistown, PA (60 miles away)
- San Bernardino Valley College in San Bruno, CA (63 miles away)
- Victor Valley College in Ventura, CA (64 miles away)
See a list of all the colleges and universities by clicking on one of the links below: