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Colorado Mesa University

Colorado Mesa University (CMU) is a public comprehensive university in Grand Junction, Colorado. While the university's primary campus is in central Grand Junction, there are other campuses the Bishop Campus and a regional campus in Montrose, Colorado.

CMU grants two-year associates degrees, four-year bachelor's degrees, and master's degrees. The university is currently in the process of developing a doctorate program.

Colorado Mesa University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and it is also a member of the North Central Association.

CMU was founded as Grand Junction Junior College in 1925, with 32 students enrolled. It changed its name to Grand Junction State Junior College in 1932. In 1933, its enrollment finally exceeded 200. The college's name was once again changed, this time to Mesa College, in 1937. It received accreditation by the North Central Association in 1957. Its name changed to Mesa State College in 1988, and to Colorado Mesa University in 2011.

Colorado Mesa University offers programs which lead to academic awards in four different levels - technical certificates, associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees, and master's degrees. A nursing doctorate program is currently being developed by the university. The university is divided into several academic departments, some of which are in the fields of Art, Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics. Nearly all of CMU's programs include practical application of knowledge and skills. Colorado Mesa University aims to provide the academic resources the students need to maximize the learning, regardless of their learning style or disability.

CMU offers its students many options for living on campus. Over 200 students are currently living on campus, in the twelve residential buildings. The Residence Hall Council is an extension of RHA and acts as the governing body for each residence hall.

Colorado Mesa University's athletic teams are known as the Mavericks. A rearing bull's head with flaring nostrils is their mascot and symbol, while their official colors are maroon, white and black. The student body fans are called The Herd. The Colorado Mesa Mavericks have 19 varsity teams that compete in NCAA Division II athletics. They are a part of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

Student life is a really important aspect of college life at CMU. The Center for Student Involvement, Club and Intramural Sports is included in the college life experience. Student life grants the students with many opportunities to involve themselves on campus. Colorado Mesa University has several different opportunities for students to get involved on campus, including Associated Student Government, Club Advisory Board, Cultural Diversity Board, Programming Activities Council and many more. Several platforms of athletic competition are offered by Club and Intramural sports throughout the school year.

The Department of Intramural Sports offers the students several club sports which all the students can join. The Club Sports are organizations, ran by students, which compete with other institutions. They offer the students possibilities to prove themselves and compete in any given sport.

By offering a vast array of services, Student Services works to support Colorado Mesa University students in every aspect of college life. That helps the university make each student's time at Colorado Mesa University as exciting and successful as possible.

Colorado Mesa University provides students with exceptional learning ability and dedication an option to enroll in the Honors Program. Its goal is to provide those highly motivated students with opportunities for enhanced intellectual stimulation and increased personal scholarship as long as they fulfill certain requirements. This also offers the Colorado Mesa University Honors Program students with opportunities which allow students to contribute to their own learning at a level beyond what is normally required by most of the college courses. Students who care about exercising their capabilities, and interested in gaining new ones, are welcomed by the Honors Program at Colorado Mesa University. The Honors Program also allows those students easy access to advice and mentoring from faculty members through its small classes and extracurricular activities.

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