Adams State College

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School Overview

Originally founded in 1921 as a teacher’s college, Adams state College (ASU) is a small public liberal arts college with approximately 3,500 students that is located in Alamosa, Colorado in the San Luis valley. ASU is a member of the Rock Mountain Athletic Conference and the school’s mascot it the Grizzly Bear.

As a liberal arts college, Adams State offers a variety programs including both bachelors and masters degrees. In 2012, the Governor of Colorad, John Hickenlooper officially changed the name of the school from Adams State College to Adams State University, although most people still refer to the institution as Adams State College.

General Information

Admission Office

208 Edgemont Boulevard

Alamosa, CO 81102

(719) 587-7712

(800) 824-6494

Fax: (719) 587-7522



Contact: Eric Carpio

Director for Admissions
Main Address

208 Edgemont Boulevard

Alamosa, CO 81102
(719) 587-7011

www.adams.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,139

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 486

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,110

Graduate enrollment: 722

Setting

Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 56%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 53%


College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A,B
Ceramics B
Drama/Theater Arts A,B
Drawing B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Metal/Jewelry Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Theory/Composition B
Painting B
Photography B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bacteriology B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General A,B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Small Business Administration B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education A
Education – General B
Elementary Education A,B
English Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Speech Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health Services – General B
Health System Administration B
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prenursing B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources Management/Policy B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences

Chemical Physics B
Chemistry B
Geology A,B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Criminology B
Economics B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Adams State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(719) 587-7011
Website:www.adams.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://www.adams.edu/admissions/apply_online.php
Address:208 Edgemont Blvd, Alamosa, CO 81101
Setting:33
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,370
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):25%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,825 (54% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$9,153
Out-of-state Tuition:$20,169
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$7,562

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Adams State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Adams State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services21
Education5
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities211
Mathematics and Statistics1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Physical Sciences2
Psychology211
Social Sciences3
Visual and Performing Arts31
Grand total22091

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Adams State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services21
Education5
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities211
Psychology111
Social Sciences2
Grand total2881

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Adams State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,153
Out-of-state$20,169
Books and supplies$1,800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,898
Out-of-state$12,820

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid43897%
Grant or scholarship aid40790%$7,562
Student loan aid26258%$6,782

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,62174%$7,448
Federal student loans1,17954%$7,118

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Adams State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Adams State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,9579101,047
Percent admitted100%98%99%
Percent admitted who enrolled24%26%21%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Adams State University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment3,370
Undergraduate enrollment2,014
Graduate enrollment1,356

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Adams State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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