University of Northern Colorado Overview
Located in Greeley, Colorado, University of Northern Colorado is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
What Is University of Northern Colorado Known For?
- The highest award offered at University of Northern Colorado is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 59% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, University of Northern Colorado bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $42,000 a year. That's about 3% more than their peers at other schools.
University of Northern Colorado 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 University of Northern Colorado.
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Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards University of Northern Colorado has earned from around the web.
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Where Is University of Northern Colorado?
Contact details for University of Northern Colorado are given below.
|Address:||Carter Hall - Rm 4000, Greeley, CO 80639|
How Do I Get Into University of Northern Colorado?
You can apply to University of Northern Colorado online at: https://www.unco.edu/apply/
Admission Requirements for University of Northern Colorado
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into University of Northern Colorado?
Approximately 32% of accepted students are men and 68% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 92%.
Average Test Scores
About 13% of students accepted to University of Northern Colorado submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 630. Math scores were between 490 and 610.
Can I Afford University of Northern Colorado?
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 University of Northern Colorado, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $5,804 a year. That adds up to $23,216 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at University of Northern Colorado is 5.6%. 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 Northern Colorado Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,205 graduate students at the school.
Of the 8,064 full-time undergraduates at University of Northern Colorado, 36% are male and 64% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Northern Colorado students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||358|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,823|
Colorado students aren't the only ones who study at University of Northern Colorado. At this time, 40 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 56 countries are represented at University of Northern Colorado. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and Thailand.
Online Learning at University of Northern Colorado
The following chart shows how the online learning population at University of Northern Colorado has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 11th 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 University of Northern Colorado
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Northern Colorado was 3.8%. This is the #1,756 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at University of Northern Colorado regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of University of Northern Colorado majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||5%|
|Communication & Journalism||7%|
|Communication & Media Studies||13%|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||3%|
|Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services||25%|
|Foreign Languages & Linguistics||8%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||3%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at University of Northern Colorado 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 University of Northern Colorado.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|American Sign Language||#4|
|Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services||#20|
|Foreign Languages & Linguistics||#36|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||#42|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#61|
|Health & Physical Education||#78|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||#84|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#92|
|Instructional Media Design||#104|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#173|
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 Northern Colorado 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.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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