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Meeting the need for higher education and workforce training, the West Garfield Campus of Colorado Mountain College offers one-year certification programs and two-year Associate’s degree programs, as well as a large energy-industry training program. The college also recently added several four-year Baccalaureate degrees. Take advantage of a state-of-the-art science lab, process technology lab, fitness studio, fine arts facility, a state-certified pre-school, and a 300-seat auditorium.

Western Garfield County Educational Attainment

Looking for information on the education levels in Western Garfield County? Check out the latest data in the chart below.

Highest level of education attained Western Garfield County U.S. average
Some high school 8.4% 16.2%
High school diploma 33.7% 29.8%
Associate’s degree 8.1% 7.2%
Bachelor’s degree 12.8% 17%
Master’s degree or higher 3.6% 9.8%

Colorado Mountain College

Higher Education

Colorado Mountain College
3695 Airport Road
Rifle, CO 81650
(970) 625-1871

Colorado Mountain College has seven campuses located across 12,000 square miles in the north central Rocky Mountains of Colorado. CMC’s West Garfield Campus is a new 34,000 sq ft facility in Rifle that opened fall 2007. This new campus features a state-of-the-art science lab, process technology lab, fitness studio, Early Learners’ Center (state certified pre-school for 3-5 yr olds), fine arts facilities, and a 300 seat auditorium. In addition to one year certification programs and two year associate degree programs, CMC also recently introduced two four-year baccalaureate degrees in business and sustainability studies. A large non-credit energy industry training program is also sited at the West Garfield Campus of CMC.

K-12 School District Information

Garfield County RE-2 School District (Rifle, New Castle and Silt)
839 Whiteriver Avenue
Rifle, CO 81650
(970) 665-7600

Garfield County School District No. 16 (Parachute)
800 Cardinal Way
Parachute, CO 81635
(970) 285-5705

Rifle Schools:
Rifle High School (970) 665-7725
Rifle Middle School (970) 665-7900
Graham Mesa Elementary (970) 665-7500
Highlands Elementary (970) 665-6800
Wamsley Elementary (970) 665-7950

New Castle Schools:
Coal Ridge High School (970) 665-6700
Elk Creek Elementary (970) 665-6900
Kathryn Senor Elementary (970) 665-7700

Parachute/Battlement Mesa Schools:
Grand Valley High School (970) 285-5705
Grand Valley Middle School (970) 285-5707
Bea Underwood Elementary (970) 285-5703
St. John Elementary (970) 285-5704
Grand Valley Center for Family Learning (970) 285-5702

Silt Schools:
Cactus Valley Elementary (970) 665-7850