University of Colorado Colorado Springs

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,990
17.7% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$16,990
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.47%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
84.8%
14,751 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
11,431
68.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
42.5%
832 Graduates

About

University of Colorado Colorado Springs is a higher education institution located in El Paso County, CO. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Colorado Colorado Springs were General Business Administration & Management (328 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (200 degrees), and General Psychology (173 degrees).

In 2022, 2,750 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Colorado Colorado Springs. 58.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,821 degrees), 3.97 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (459 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is $10,990, which is $−13,006 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is $10,990, which is $−13,006 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,990.

In 2022, 81% of undergraduate students attending University of Colorado Colorado Springs received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 25% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,990
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Colorado Colorado Springs was $10,990. The cost of tuition at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is $−13,006 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$16,990
2022 Value
9.28%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Colorado Colorado Springs had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,990. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Colorado Colorado Springs grew by 9.28%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,000
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Colorado Colorado Springs was of $11,000 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
25%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

81% of undergraduate students at University of Colorado Colorado Springs received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 32.8% with respect to 2021, when 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.47%
2019 Default Rate
40
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Colorado Colorado Springs was 1.47%, which represents 40 out of the 2712 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Colorado Colorado Springs received 14,751 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 24% annual growth. Out of those 14,751 applicants, 12,504 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.8% acceptance rate.

There were 11,431 students enrolled at University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2022. 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Colorado Colorado Springs has an overall enrollment yield of 13.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
12,504
Accepted Out of 14,751

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Colorado Colorado Springs was 84.8% (12,504 admissions from 14,751 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 95.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 24%, while admissions grew by 10.3%..

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SAT Scores

2%
Submission Percentage (2022)
26
Scores Submitted (2022)

2% of enrolled first-time students at University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Colorado Colorado Springs had a total enrollment of 11,431 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is 7,779 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,652. This means that 68.1% of students enrolled at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Colorado Colorado Springs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.3% White, 18.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.83% Two or More Races, 4.3% Black or African American, 3.72% Asian, 0.359% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.271% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Colorado Colorado Springs in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.3%), followed by White Male (27.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.3%), followed by White Male (15.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.68%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,431 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is 7,779 and the part-time enrollment is 3,652. This means that 68.1% of students enrolled at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Colorado Colorado Springs was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), University of Colorado Colorado Springs had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    6,554 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,085 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    781 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is 57.3% White, 18.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.83% Two or More Races, 4.3% Black or African American, 3.72% Asian, 0.359% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.271% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 859 students (7.51%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 482 more women than men received degrees from University of Colorado Colorado Springs. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is white (1,821 degrees awarded). There were 3.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (459 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is General Business Administration & Management (328 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (200 degrees) and General Psychology (173 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Colorado Colorado Springs, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees awarded), History (48 degrees), and Protective Services (206 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are Physicians (414,287 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (247,883 people), Other managers (246,332 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (231,551 people), and Postsecondary teachers (224,694 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees awarded), History (48 degrees), Protective Services (206 degrees), English (69 degrees), and Biology (224 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees awarded), History (48 degrees), Protective Services (206 degrees), English (69 degrees), and Biology (224 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are Elementary & secondary schools (566,497 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (528,207 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (505,460 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (393,175 people), and Offices of physicians (211,941 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees awarded), History (48 degrees), Protective Services (206 degrees), English (69 degrees), and Biology (224 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 328 degrees awarded
  2. 200 degrees awarded
  3. 173 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Colorado Colorado Springs was General Business Administration & Management with 328 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,134
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,616
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,134 degrees were awarded to men at University of Colorado Colorado Springs, which is 0.702 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,616).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 248 degrees were awarded to men at University of Colorado Colorado Springs in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.45 times more than the 171 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 247 degrees were awarded to men at University of Colorado Colorado Springs in Registered Nursing, which is 7.48 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 25% of students graduating from University of Colorado Colorado Springs completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (65.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is Female and Asian (65.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.12% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,821 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    459 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    200 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is white (1,821 degrees awarded). There were 3.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (459 degrees).

1.31% of degree recipients (36 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,053 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    768 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    291 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is white female (1,053 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (768 degrees).

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Operations

University of Colorado Colorado Springs employs 206 Instructors, 131 Assistant professors and 108 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are Female Instructor (122), Male Instructor (84), and Female Assistant professor (69).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 187 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 135 employees, and Management with 91 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$107M
2022 Salaries
8.88%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Colorado Colorado Springs paid a median of $107M in salaries, a 8.88% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$40.8M
Instructional Salaries
541
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Colorado Colorado Springs paid a total of $40.8M to 541 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
206 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
187 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Colorado Colorado Springs were Instructor with 206 employees, Assistant professor with 131 employees, and Associate professor with 108 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Colorado Colorado Springs were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 187 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 135 employees, and Management with 91 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Colorado Colorado Springs was Female Instructor with 122 employees, Male Instructor with 84 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 69 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

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