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Colorado Mesa University

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The Colorado Mesa University was founded as Grand Junction Junior College with 39 students enrolled and in 1932 its name was changed to Grand Junction State Junior College. In 1937, the College changes its name to Mesa College. 


Colorado Mesa University offers programs leading to awards in four levels - technical certificates, associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees, and master's degrees such as Accounting, Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems.


The FIRS is the Forensic Investigation RESEARCH Station. Scientific research is simply a systemic way of collecting data to answer questions. At FIRS, students are taught to ask testable questions and design projects that directly answer the questions. Students are taught to determine the probability that their answer is correct, and how to write and orally present their research.

Researchers from other institutions are also welcomed, and actively collaborate with scholars outside CMU in projects that span multiple disciplines.


Career Services provides resources and guidance for students and alumni in their journey toward reaching their career goals. We take an active role in providing career exploration, workshops, fairs, and on-campus employer visits to encourage students to investigate and gain information while creating their career path. We also help employers make campus connections to build relationships toward meeting their recruitment needs and hiring goals.


Student services

Anchored by a fundamental commitment to student learning, character development, and student success, the Colorado Mesa University Student Services division strives to actively engage students of all backgrounds with intentional and purposeful on- and off-campus services and activities.

Housing services

Located in many of Colorado Mesa University's residence halls, Living Learning and Themed Communities provide our students with opportunities to become a part of a unique experience based upon their interests and lifestyle, with facilities and community members that support these interests.

As a member of a Living Learning or Themed Community, you can build a strong bond with your fellow community members and help to strengthen your shared interests. When applying for housing, there is the option to add these types of living environments to your preferences list. 

Library services

John U. Tomlinson Library supports CMU's mission of exceptional teaching and academic excellence by providing professional librarians, diverse and comprehensive collections, information literacy instruction and assessment, and a variety of services offered by all of our Departments.

ICT services

Wireless networking is available and supported in all of the Residence Halls, most classroom buildings, the University Center and the Maverick Center.The CMU WiFi wireless network is available to students, faculty and staff. CMU WiFi is encrypted and requires a MAVzone user name and password and annual device registration. 

Medical services

The Colorado Mesa University Student Wellness Center's goal is to provide quality, accessible medical and behavioral services. Medical and behavioral treatment and prevention is provided for all CMU students and their dependents, similar to the services of a family physician.

Student Life

Campus life

With all that is happening both on campus and in the community, students can take sometime to explore and relax. From outdoor adventure, to university events, to fine dining and lodging, the Grand Valley has plenty to offer. Here they can find easy-to-follow directions, campus contact information and accommodations to easily navigate their way through Colorado Mesa University and Grand Junction.

Sports facilities

The most popular activities that are conducted in this area are basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, dodge ball, and badminton. The gym is almost always available for pick-up basketball. Volleyball courts and indoor soccer courts can be reserved for weekly play.

Student clubs

At the Colorado Mesa University there are plenty of Clubs and Organizations for students such as Club Sports, Accounting Club, Archery Club.


The Colorado Mesa University is accredited by North Central Association.

Grand Junction, Colorado, United States

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