There are plenty of well-known colleges and universities throughout the state of Colorado, but only one can truly be known as the coolest.

While CU-Boulder has cool alumni including South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, as well as one of the coolest college football coaches in Deion Sanders, it's another college system that takes the cake as the coolest in Colorado.

Colorado's Coolest Higher Education System: Colorado Mountain College

In case you're not familiar, Colorado Mountain College boasts numerous campuses across the state and serves as the best choice for many demographics of people seeking higher education.

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Colorado Mountain College's campuses are located primarily in mountain towns such as Edwards, Leadville, Aspen, Carbondale, Steamboat Springs, and multiple locations in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

The classes at CMC allow students to maintain full-time jobs during the day as many of them are available to take at night. Because of this, it's not just recent high school grads that you'll find attending CMC, but you'll find a lot more students well into their thirties and beyond, all the way up to retirement age.

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On that note, many of the instructors at CMC are also retired and are motivated to teach their courses not necessarily for a paycheck, but more so as a fulfilling and enjoyable way to spend their free time.

In addition, for someone who spends each winter skiing at Vail, Aspen, Ski Cooper, or Sunlight Mountain Resort, just to name a few, Colorado Mountain College is the obvious choice for seeking higher education.

Keep scrolling to check out each of CMC's mountain campuses:

LOOK: Colorado Mountain College's Numerous Campuses

Colorado Mountain College has numerous campuses all across the state.

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