Copper Mountain
Community College

Initially founded in 1966, the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree was built in 1984, with the college becoming independent of the Desert Community College District in 2001. CMC prepares students for transfer to universities, and provides CTE vocational training, with 49 Associate degrees and certificates. CMC also offers Adult Education programs for GED/high school completion and ESL courses. The “Fighting Cacti” offer women’s volleyball and basketball, and men’s basketball programs.








Credentials Offered

Less than one year certificate

One but less than two years certificate

ICON: associate's degree

Associate's Degree


Offers Online Programs


Undergraduate Enrollment Total

13 to 1



Average Annual Cost

The average annual net price that a student who receives federal financial aid pays to cover expenses (e.g., tuition, living expenses) to attend a school. Net price is the school’s cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received. For public schools, this is only the average cost for in-state students.

Financial Aid / Scholarships

The average percent of students awarded aid and the amount of aid awarded to full-time beginning undergraduate students


Grants & Scholarships


Federal Grants


Pell Grants


Other Federal Grants


State & Local Government Grants & Scholarships

Top 5 Fields of Study by Size & Highest Earnings

A field of study is a category of academic programs offered by institutions of education. Since these are categories of offerings, they may not map directly to programs advertised on course catalogs.

Biological and Physical Sciences

Associate’s Degree

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

Associate’s Degree

Business Administration, Management and Operations

Associate’s Degree

Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

Associate’s Degree

Copper Mountain Community College

Median Earnings



Copper Mountain Community College



The median annual earnings of individuals that received federal student aid and began college at this institution 10 years ago, regardless of their completion status.