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Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

Colorado Mesa University says, 'The broad philosophy that underlies CMU's curriculum is Integrated Learning that expects students to draw on knowledge and skills from courses across disciplines, critically evaluate information, and apply what they have learned in response to a problem, argument or issue. Colorado Mesa University expects that students will graduate with a well-developed capacity for analytical thought and a heightened awareness of their world.' [Source]

Website: http://www.coloradomesa.edu/

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9,365
Undergraduate
Enrollment
18%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$8,627
In-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
$20,944
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

NO

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

YES

Science

YES


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FIRE Speech Code School Rating
A yellow light institution maintains policies that could be interpreted to suppress protected speech or policies that, while clearly restricting freedom of speech, restrict relatively narrow categories of speech.

Warning: FIRE believes that free speech is not only a moral imperative, but also an essential element of a college education. However, private universities, as private associations, possess their own right to free association, which allows them to prioritize other values above the right to free speech if they wish to do so. Therefore, when a private university clearly and consistently states that it holds a certain set of values above a commitment to freedom of speech, FIRE warns prospective students and faculty members of this fact. Six schools surveyed for this report meet these criteria.
General Education Assessment

Colorado Mesa University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit www.voluntarysystem.org.

Curriculum last evaluated: 7/9/2019