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Located in Lakewood, Colorado, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is a private for-profit institution. The location of RMCAD is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

44 Undergraduate Degrees

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Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at RMCAD.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#20 Most Popular Computer Software & Applications Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design?

Location of Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

Contact details for RMCAD are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1600 Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80214
Phone: 303-753-6046

How Do I Get Into RMCAD?

You can apply to RMCAD online at:

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design?

75% Take Out Loans
15.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At RMCAD, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $10,538 a year. That adds up to $42,152 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at RMCAD is 15.9%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Undergraduate Student Diversity

849 Full-Time Undergraduates
69% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,454 undergraduate students at RMCAD, with 849 being full-time and 605 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  RMCAD

Gender Diversity

Of the 849 full-time undergraduates at RMCAD, 31% are male and 69% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  RMCAD

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of RMCAD Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 34
Black or African American 81
Hispanic or Latino 107
White 510
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 108

Geographic Diversity

Colorado students aren't the only ones who study at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. At this time, 24 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 11 countries are represented at RMCAD. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Mexico, and Canada.

Online Learning at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

512 Took All Classes Online
1,054 Took At Least One Class Online
1.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 8 bachelor’s degree and 1 master’s degree programs available online at RMCAD. In 2017-2018, 1,054 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at RMCAD has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 10th most popular in Colorado for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of RMCAD

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design was 1.6%. This is the #1,474 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at RMCAD regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of RMCAD majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer Graphics 2%
Computer Software & Applications 2%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at RMCAD ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at RMCAD.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Graphics #6
Computer Software & Applications #59

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Computer Graphics 44 44
TOTAL 44 44


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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