CMU looking to expand medical programs

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Colorado Mesa University is planning on some big changes to help expand their programs.

They will be making their case at the legislature this session by asking for more money to expand medical degrees.

They want a new physician’s assistant building and want to expand their physical and occupational therapy programs.

The university says that as they continue to grow they need the extra facilities to support students.

"Health science is a critical issue, my guess is we are going to have to be getting really serious about some residence halls, [as] we continue to grow our student population. So, that's always on the agenda. And we have a variety of other academic variety program requests that we have in to the legislatures,” said John Marshall, Vice President of Student Services, CMU.

CMU is already working on their new teaching hotel. That price tag, more than $15 million. They say enrollment rates continue to increase each year.

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