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?
- The student loan default rate at UCCS is 5%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UCCS.
- In 2017-2018, 58% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from UCCS with a bachelor's degree make about $43,900 a year. That's 8% more than those who graduate from other schools.
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UCCS.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UCCS has earned from around the web.
|#35||Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#38||Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#69||Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#75||Best Psychology Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#119||Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#163||Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
Where Is University of Colorado at Colorado Springs?
Contact details for UCCS are given below.
|Address:||1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918|
How Do I Get Into UCCS?
You can apply to UCCS online at: https://www.uccs.edu/admissionsenrollment/apply-uccs-today
Admission Requirements for UCCS
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UCCS?
Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 90%, and the acceptance rate for women is 90%.
Can I Afford University of Colorado at Colorado Springs?
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 43% of students took out student loans averaging $7,518 a year. That adds up to $30,072 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UCCS is 4.7%. 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
There are also 2,092 graduate students at the school.
Of the 7,782 full-time undergraduates at UCCS, 47% are male and 53% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||318|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,567|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UCCS has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 8th most popular in Colorado for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of UCCS
The following table shows how UCCS is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Health Sciences & Services||#23||#44|
|Philosophy & Religious Studies||#28||#52|
|Communication & Media Studies||#49||#88|
|Communication & Journalism||#52||#97|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#64||#76|
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.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UCCS majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UCCS ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UCCS.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Security Science and Technology||#5|
|Other Business, Management & Marketing||#44|
|Other Health Professions||#44|
|General Social Sciences||#60|
|Philosophy & Religious Studies||#123|
|Finance & Financial Management||#125|
|Health Sciences & Services||#156|
|Communication & Media Studies||#172|
|Health & Physical Education||#230|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#236|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#254|
|Communication & Journalism||#273|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#384|
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%.
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Jeffrey M Foster under License
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