Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
Lakewood, CO 80214


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model For Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 923
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 7%
Student to faculty ratio 5:1
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


Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design 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.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design's tuition was $15,870 for all students regardless of residency (1% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

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 = $21,918
In State Tuition
National Average = $16,024
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $16,024
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 89% of Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 61% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $2,979 (which is 32% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2016-2017, was 66, which is 87% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $8,189 (which is 14.5% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,378
Federal Loan
National Average = $7,154
Financial aid
National Average = 89%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design has enrolled a total of 923 students (623 students full-time and 300 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 923 students, 181 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 34% men and 66% women and 906 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 17 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 455 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 62%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 13%

Hispanic: 10%

Black/African American: 7%

Asian: 3%

Two or more races: 1%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 4 largest majors offered at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.

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
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 78% 94 30
Education 13% 15 2
Visual And Performing Arts 7% 8 7
Communications Technologies/technicians And Support Services 0% 0 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 36%

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 Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design full-time students who started class in 2010 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.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $26,804

The typical median income of Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design graduates 6 years after enrollment is $24,600. Last year, out of the total 261 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 227 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 257 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 211 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $24,600 $28,200
Employment Rate 87% 82%
Total Graduates 261 257

Campus Location

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