Copper Mountain Community College
Joshua Tree, CA 92252


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Rural
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,630
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 12%
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Copper Mountain Community College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Copper Mountain Community College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $8,664 and in-state students paid $1,104.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = $3,466
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 92% of Copper Mountain Community College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 75% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,185 (which is 4.2% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Copper Mountain Community College in 2016-2017, was 17, which is 10% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $2,823 (which is 38.1% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,368
Federal Loan
National Average = $4,557
Financial aid
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Copper Mountain Community College has enrolled a total of 1,630 students (588 students full-time and 1,042 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,630 students, 134 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 35% men and 65% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 66 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 51%

Hispanic: 30%

Two or more races: 7%

Black/African American: 5%

Asian: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Copper Mountain Community College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 19% 181
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 14% 138
Health Professions And Related Programs 11% 109
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 8% 79
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 8% 76
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 6% 63
Social Sciences 5% 52
Psychology 3% 28
Mathematics And Statistics 2% 20
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 1% 13

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Copper Mountain Community College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Copper Mountain Community College.

College of the Desert
29.9 mile away
Crafton Hills College
51.2 mile away
Moreno Valley College
59.2 mile away
Victor Valley College
64 mile away
Riverside City College
67.7 mile away
Barstow Community College
68.4 mile away
Chaffey College
77.7 mile away
Norco College
79 mile away