Why Giving Matters
In any given year, Colorado Mesa University receives only about 18 percent of its operating revenue from the state. More than ever, students pay a greater share of the cost of their education through tuition and fees. It is critical that CMU find other sources of revenue to continue to ensure access while providing the highest quality education. CMU is committed to both of these principles.
Colorado Mesa University is an institution on the move. CMU is experiencing unprecedented enrollment growth while developing new facilities, classrooms, athletics/student life and degree programs. These exciting changes are made possible in part by generous philanthropic support. More importantly, the charitable gifts of thousands of loyal alumni, businesses, community partners and friends are an investment in our dynamic graduates who will shape business, science, healthcare, economics and the arts for decades to come.