Anyone who has ever attended a Colorado Mesa University sporting event whether it be basketball, football, baseball - or any other sport - may have wondered how CMU's student enrollment compares to other Division II schools in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.


On the one hand, CMU doesn't seem that large, but, on the other hand, the university has seen steady growth in student enrollment, and is actually one of the larger schools in the RMAC.

The short answer is Colorado Mesa ranks third in student enrollment based on numbers provided by US News and World Report's college rankings - and when not available there, on university websites. The figures are based upon traditional,  undergraduate enrollments.

Here is a basic look at how enrollment numbers compare between schools that compete in the RMAC.

UC Colorado Springs, Colo Springs, Colo. -- 11, 132
Dixie State, St. George, Utah -- 8,350
Colorado Mesa, Grand Junction, Colo. -- 9,575
Colorado State - Pueblo, Pueblo, Colo. -- 5,279
Regis, Denver, Colo. -- 5,172
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo. -- 4,293
Black Hills State, Spearfish, S.D. -- 4,000
Adams State, Alamosa, Colo. -- 3,702
Western New Mexico, Silver City, N.M. -- 3,700
Chadron State, Chadron, Neb. -- 3,000
New Mexico Highlands, Las Vegas, N.M. -- 2,396
South Dakota School of Mines, Rapid City, S.D. -- 2,329
Western State Colorado, Gunnison, Colo. -- 2,192
Colorado Christian, Lakewood, Colo. -- 1,149