Rocky Mountain College Of Art And Design

Overview of Rocky Mountain College Of Art And Design

Denver, CO is home to Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. Denver is a large suburb. The school is a private, for-profit institution. Degrees at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design go up to the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

Students commonly pursue studies in design, fine arts, media.

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 470. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 453 and 588.

Student Body

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design has 498 enrolled students (as of 2007-2008).

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Rocky Mountain College of Art + DesignÆs mission has several aims, all consistent with its founding in 1963 as a community of ôcreativesö: to instill a passion for creativity, innovation, excellence and lifelong learning in both the Fine and Applied Arts, to nurture the individual talents of each student as he or she completes a formal program of study: to integrate critical thinking, analysis and scholarship into the refinement and application of each studentÆs skills and creativity; to contribute in socially responsible ways to the local, global and professional communities. RMCAD is committed to serving these diverse populations and the diverse learning and creative styles of its students as one of the nationÆs premier art and design colleges. RCMAD is dedicated to the support of student learning in all its functions by providing students with a practicing art, design and humanities faculty of the highest quality, supported by contemporary technologies an highly competent and dedicated professional staff in a safe, dynamic and inspirational learning environment."

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Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
1600 Pierce St
Denver , CO 80214
General Phone: (303) 753-6046

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Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Design41interior design, graphic design, illustration
Fine Arts20fine arts, painting, sculpture
Media19animation and special effects
Education and Teaching6art education

Number of programs and degrees for Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree868

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Student Body

In 2007-2008, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design had a total enrollment of 498 students (460 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 35%
Women 65%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 2%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 13%
20-21 32%
22-24 33%
25-29 15%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York2%
(International Students)1%

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Denver, Colorado for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Colorado Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470600
SAT Math453588
SAT Writing440580
ACT Verbal1925
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT29%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT84%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 22,992
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,992
Books and supplies $ 1,749

Financial Aid:
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 764900)

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year6$62,2272*
Associate professorcalendar year7$54,2527$53,178
Assistant professorcalendar year2*3$46,003
All faculty totalcalendar year15$57,10312$52,971

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Degree Programs (2007)

Graphic Design
Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects

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