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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Overview

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is a public institution situated in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 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?

1,948 Undergraduate Awards
$33,900 Avg Cost After Aid
93% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at UCCS is the doctor's degree.
  • 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.

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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.

UCCS has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#104 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UCCS.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online General Social Sciences Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Online Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Online Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#79 Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#107 Most Popular Online Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UCCS has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#48 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#60 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#66 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#73 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is University of Colorado at Colorado Springs?

Location of 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
Website: https://www.uccs.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/UCCS/243117181362
Twitter: http://twitter.com/uccs

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

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program considered but not required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into UCCS?

93% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
16% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 93%, UCCS is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 91%, and the acceptance rate for women is 94%.

Average Test Scores

About 16% of students accepted to UCCS submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 630. Math scores were between 510 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Colorado at Colorado Springs  ( 530 to 630 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Colorado at Colorado Springs  ( 510 to 620 )
200
800
UCCS received ACT scores from 92% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 25. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of Colorado at Colorado Springs  ( 20 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Colorado at Colorado Springs  ( 19 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Colorado at Colorado Springs  ( 21 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Colorado at Colorado Springs?

$33,900 Net Price
47% Take Out Loans
5.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UCCS is $33,900. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UCCS, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $6,314 a year. That adds up to $25,256 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UCCS is 5.1%. 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

8,270 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,951 undergraduate students at UCCS, with 8,270 being full-time and 2,681 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UCCS

There are also 2,172 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,270 full-time undergraduates at UCCS, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UCCS

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UCCS Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 281
Black or African American 325
Hispanic or Latino 1,527
White 5,235
International Students 84
Other Races/Ethnicities 818

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

1,383 Took All Classes Online
4,627 Took At Least One Class Online
8.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 7 master’s degree programs available online at UCCS. In 2017-2018, 4,627 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.

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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 2017-2018.

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 8.8%. This is the #1,407 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.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Communication & Journalism 15%
Communication & Media Studies 15%
Curriculum & Instruction 16%
Education 29%
Educational Administration 46%
Engineering 4%
General Engineering 5%
General Social Sciences 25%
Nursing 4%
Sociology 8%

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
General Engineering #21
Other Business, Management & Marketing #22
Sociology #28
General Social Sciences #28
Health Sciences & Services #36
Homeland Security #37
Communication & Media Studies #59
Public Administration #61
Engineering #69
Marketing #70
Curriculum & Instruction #83
Communication & Journalism #90
Social Sciences #115
Public Administration & Social Service #129
Educational Administration #166
Criminal Justice & Corrections #227
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #259
Nursing #307
Education #392
Business Administration & Management #472

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.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 356 7 73 0 436
Nursing 202 8 37 2 249
General Psychology 162 0 15 3 180
Communication & Media Studies 153 0 10 0 163
General Biology 132 0 0 0 132
Criminal Justice & Corrections 109 5 14 0 128
Mechanical Engineering 90 0 11 0 101
Educational Administration 0 0 69 0 69
General English Literature 67 0 0 0 67
Computer Science 50 0 13 0 63
Health Sciences & Services 61 0 0 0 61
Student Counseling 0 0 60 0 60
Teacher Education Grade Specific 59 0 0 0 59
History 51 0 8 0 59
Geography & Cartography 53 0 3 0 56
Sociology 46 0 5 0 51
Electrical Engineering 37 0 10 0 47
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 41 0 0 0 41
Philosophy 40 0 0 0 40
General Engineering 0 0 24 15 39
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 38 0 38
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 37 0 37
Economics 34 0 0 0 34
General Visual & Performing Arts 34 0 0 0 34
Public Administration 0 4 27 0 31
Political Science & Government 30 0 0 0 30
Mathematics 28 0 0 0 28
Computer Engineering 20 0 0 0 20
Special Education 0 0 19 0 19
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 15 0 0 0 15
Computer Software & Applications 14 0 0 0 14
Accounting 0 2 10 0 12
Anthropology 12 0 0 0 12
Chemistry 11 0 0 0 11
Physics 11 0 0 0 11
Romance Languages 10 0 0 0 10
Information Technology 9 0 0 0 9
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 9 9
Ethnic Studies 8 0 0 0 8
Homeland Security 0 5 0 0 5
General Social Sciences 0 4 0 0 4
Applied Mathematics 0 0 3 0 3
Natural Sciences 0 0 0 3 3
Marketing 0 2 0 0 2
Interdisciplinary Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Teaching English or French 0 1 0 0 1
Systems Engineering 1 0 0 0 1
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,948 38 486 32 2,504

References

*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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