91%

Acceptance Rate

$6,035

Avg.Financial Aid

004509

FAFSA Code

About University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

13,123

Website

N/A

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HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is a 4-year public institution that is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The university came into existence in 1920 when George J. Dwire sold the 80-acre land to the institution and since 2009 it has expanded its campus to 1.2 million square feet that include laboratories, classrooms, meeting rooms, residence halls, eateries and more.

UCCS Student Population of 12,559 that includes 8,353 full-time students and 4,206 part-time students.  The University has an academically excellent environment that provides value to students across the United States and more than 80 nations.

  • The University Acceptance Rate is 93% where out of 100 students 93 of them get admission into the college.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 17:1.

  • It has a graduation rate of 47%.

  • The students in the university give incredible service to the community of Colorado Springs and the greater Southern Colorado region.

Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, University of Colorado Colorado Springs is a public university. Around 52% of the students are females and 48% are males. Notably, University of Colorado Colorado Springs is also home to an ethnically diverse student population. At UCCS around 62% are white, 19% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 8% belong to two or more races. Moreover, around 78% of the students are 24 and under. The college has produced several achievers in its many years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Yusef Komunyakaa, Steve Bach, John Herrington, and Mary Lou Makepeace. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and, hence encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Students taking admission here will notice that the university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. A total of 210 programs, including both residential and online, are currently offered by UCCS. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Higher Learning Commission.

Location & Contact

Address

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 7192553000
Fax: 7192553116
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Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st May

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

91%

SAT Range

1010 - 1210

ACT Range

20 - 26

Application Fee

$50

SAT/ACT

Considered but not required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Admission to the university is fairly easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. The varsity has 2 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $50, as part of the admission process at UCCS. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 1020-1230 to improve her chances. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 21 might also given admission but the average ACT score at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is 23. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918, or call (719) 255-3000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$15,645

Average Annual Cost

$7,080

Books And Supplies

$1,800

Other Fees

$1,443

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,920

Budget For Other Expenses

$4,600

Total One Year Cost

$25,843

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to UCCS are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $32,032. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

18:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

69%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

40%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$782

Faculty Overview

49%

Male Professors

51%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

380 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

200 Graduates

Biology, General

150 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

150 Graduates

Psychology, General

129 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

104 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

101 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

86 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

62 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

60 Graduates

History

51 Graduates

Computer Science

42 Graduates

Sociology

39 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

31 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

28 Graduates

Philosophy

27 Graduates

Economics

25 Graduates

Anthropology

20 Graduates

Mathematics

19 Graduates

Political Science and Government

19 Graduates

Computer Engineering

19 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

15 Graduates

Physics

14 Graduates

Chemistry

14 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

13 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

12 Graduates

Computer Software and Media Applica...

11 Graduates

Physiology, Pathology and Related S...

8 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

7 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

6 Graduates

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, G...

3 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

10,951

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

31%

Full-time

76%

Part-time

24%

Students Gender

Male

48%

US National: 44%

Female

52%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

62% White

2% Unknown

4% Black

19% Hispanic

8% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

4% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

16%

Out Of State

84%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$70,639 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

16%

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Mountain Lions

School Colors

black and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

N/A

Total Male Athletes

152

Total Female Athletes

147

Intramural Sports

10

Sports Club

16

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $10,920 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 48% and 52%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$34,600/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$43,900/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$15,250

$30,295

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$158 - 314

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

69%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,035

Students Receiving Federal Grants

31%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,589

Students Receiving State Aid

19%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,493

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

56%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,614

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$9,554

$30K - $48K

$9,098

$48K - $75K

$5,538

$75K - $110K

$1,871

> $110K

$1,717

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$23,628,559

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$12,571,742

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at UCCS to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $4,489, whereas the financial aid is $3,950. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $4,095 as well as institutional aid worth $3,950. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to University of Colorado Colorado Springs amount to $23,628,559 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $12,571,742.

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