Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$20,355
4.79% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$23,768
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.49%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,050
55.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
40.9%
18 Graduates

About

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, CO. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design were Computer Graphics (41 degrees awarded), Interior Design (37 degrees), and Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (36 degrees).

In 2022, 220 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. 63.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (141 degrees), 4.86 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is $20,355, which is $5,414 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is $20,355, which is $5,414 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,768.

In 2022, 64% of undergraduate students attending Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$20,355
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design was $20,355. The cost of tuition at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is $5,414 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$23,768
2022 Value
4.08%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,768. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design grew by 4.08%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,528
Room and Board
$1,460
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design was of $10,528 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.54% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,460. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 8.75% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

64% of undergraduate students at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 3.03% with respect to 2021, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.49%
2019 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design was 3.49%, which represents 14 out of the 401 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design had a total enrollment of 2,050 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is 1,138 students and the part-time enrollment is 912. This means that 55.5% of students enrolled at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.9% White, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, 10.4% Black or African American, 3.66% Asian, 2.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 1.22% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44%), followed by White Male (15.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,050 students. The full-time enrollment at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is 1,138 and the part-time enrollment is 912. This means that 55.5% of students enrolled at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,167 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    290 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    213 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is 56.9% White, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, 10.4% Black or African American, 3.66% Asian, 2.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 1.22% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 236 students (11.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 60 more women than men received degrees from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is white (141 degrees awarded). There were 4.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is Computer Graphics (41 degrees awarded), followed by Interior Design (37 degrees) and Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (36 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (36 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (128 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (41 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,596,390 people), Software developers (572,261 people), Secondary school teachers (478,345 people), Education administrators (263,558 people), and Other managers (241,749 people).

The most specialized majors at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2022 are Communication Technologies (36 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (128 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (41 degrees), and Education (15 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design are Communication Technologies (36 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (128 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (41 degrees), and Education (15 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design are Elementary & secondary schools (2,816,416 people), Computer Systems Design (653,321 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (379,707 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (188,891 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (130,517 people).

The most specialized majors at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design are Communication Technologies (36 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (128 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (41 degrees), and Education (15 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 41 degrees awarded
  2. 37 degrees awarded
  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design was Computer Graphics with 41 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

80
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
140
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 80 degrees were awarded to men at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, which is 0.571 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (140).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Game & Interactive Media Design, which is 2.2 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Interior Design, which is 5.17 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 18% of students graduating from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    141 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is white (141 degrees awarded). There were 4.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

8.64% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    92 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    49 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is white female (92 degrees awarded). There were 1.88 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (49 degrees).

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Operations

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design employs 32 Assistant professors, 22 Associate professors and 8 Professors. Most academics at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design are Male Assistant professor (18), Female Assistant professor (14), and Male Associate professor (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design are: Office and Administrative Support, with 44 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 30 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 20 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$16.1M
2022 Salaries
5.75%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design paid a median of $16.1M in salaries, a 5.75% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.94M
Instructional Salaries
62
Number of Employees

In 2022, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design paid a total of $3.94M to 62 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
32 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
44 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design were Assistant professor with 32 employees, Associate professor with 22 employees, and Professor with 8 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design were Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design was Male Assistant professor with 18 employees, Female Assistant professor with 14 employees, and Male Associate professor with 12 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.

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