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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Overview

Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$32,185 Avg Cost After Aid
95% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at UCCS have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UCCS.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 60% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UCCS makes roughly $51,355 a year. This is 26% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is University of Colorado at Colorado Springs?


Contact details for UCCS are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Phone: 719-255-3000

How Do I Get Into UCCS?

You can apply to UCCS online at:

Admission Requirements for UCCS

Submission Required?
High School GPA Recommended
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Recommended
TOEFL Recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into UCCS?

95% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
UCCS has the high acceptance rate of 95%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 95%, and the acceptance rate for women is 96%.

Can I Afford University of Colorado at Colorado Springs?

$32,185 Net Price
36% Take Out Loans
1.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UCCS is $32,185. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UCCS, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $7,917 a year. That adds up to $31,668 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UCCS is 1.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,461 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,002 undergraduate students at UCCS, with 7,461 being full-time and 2,541 being part-time.


There are also 2,029 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,461 full-time undergraduates at UCCS, 46% are male and 54% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 289
Black or African American 322
Hispanic or Latino 1,523
White 4,546
International Students 64
Other Races/Ethnicities 717

Geographic Diversity

Colorado students aren't the only ones who study at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. At this time, 40 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 55 countries are represented at UCCS. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and Mexico.

Online Learning at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

1,595 Took All Classes Online
6,080 Took At Least One Class Online
6.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 6,080 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UCCS has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 24th most popular in Colorado for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of UCCS

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was 6.1%. This is the #1,515 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UCCS regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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