Colorado Mountain College ranked in the top 20 out of nearly 800 community colleges across the nation for successful graduation and transfer rates, according to a news release. The ranking was created for CNNMoney by College Measures, which researches comparative values of higher education.
CMC’s “success rate” of 69 percent earned the college the No. 17 slot nationally as well as the No. 1 ranking within Colorado, the release stated.
The success rate is drawn from each school’s federally reported rates of students graduating within three years or transferring to a four-year college.
“This is wonderful news for our students and our stakeholders,” Dr. Jill Boyle, senior vice president at Colorado Mountain College, was quoted as saying. “This study illustrates the exceptional quality of the academic programs available at our college.”
The complete rankings can be found at www.money.cnn.com/pf/college/community-colleges.
Girl Scout cookies go on sale Sunday in Colorado
Girl Scout cookies go on sale throughout Colorado on Sunday, and the program runs through March 3. Booth sales in front of retail locations will begin Feb. 8. Girl Scout cookies cost $3.50 per box, and all money raised supports Girl Scouts of Colorado programs. Find more information at www.littlebrownie.com.
Simply Single group meets Thursdays for happy hour
A new group called Simply Single in Steamboat will meet for a weekly happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays at various venues. The group is designed for active singles to meet other like-minded people. The group’s first meeting is from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 435 Lincoln Ave. Check Happenings for future meeting locations, or sign up at www.meetup.com to be notified by email.