University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

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School Overview

TOP
100
Overall
In-State Tuition
A-List Ranking

TOP
50
Overall
Out-of-State Tuition
A-List Ranking

The University of Colorado Colorado
Springs is a highly rated school that
offers students a wide variety of degree
programs. Located in the beautiful
foothills of the Rocky Mountains near
Pike’s Peak, the University seeks to give
students an experience that includes not
only a first-class education, but also
athletic and social opportunities. NCAA
basketball, cross country, and other
sports programs are open to students, plus
more than 180 organizations on campus for
students to join and exercise their unique
talents. With scores of degree programs
plus certifications and online courses,
UCCS continues to display the academic
excellence that has made it one of the top
ten regional public universities in the
West. UCCS has won nationwide recognition
for its efforts to help military
servicemen and women obtain education
while serving our nation.

Admissions Information

There is a fee of $50.00 to apply to UCCS,
either by mail or online. Nearly 70
percent of students who apply are accepted
to attend. The school advises submitting
an application at least three months prior
to the first semester of attendance to
ensure sufficient time for processing.

College Majors

UCCS offers a wide range of undergraduate
and graduate majors, from business
administration and nursing to social
sciences and art. Elementary, secondary,
and special education majors are
available, as well as niche programs such
as PGA Golf Management and Game Design and
Development.

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduates can choose from the
following programs:

  • Business and Administration
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Systems
  • International Business Management
  • Marketing
  • PGA Golf Management
  • Management
  • Service Management
  • Sport Management
  • Nursing and Health:
  • Health Care Science
  • Nutrition
  • Medical Technology
  • Sports Health and Wellness Promotion
  • Allied Health Completion
  • Nursing
  • Letters, Arts, and Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography and Environmental Studies
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Women’s and Ethnic Studies
  • Engineering, Applied Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Education
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Spanish

Graduate Programs

Students can continue their education with
the following master’s and doctoral degree
programs:

  • Counseling & Human Services:
    Clinical Mental Health, Counseling;
    Leadership, School Counseling
  • Curriculum & Instruction: ALP,
    General, Gifted/Talented, Literacy,
    Science Education, Science
  • Teaching (MSc), Space Studies, TELP,
    TESOL/CLDE
  • Educational Leadership, Research and
    Policy (Doctoral level)
  • Leadership: Education &
    Principal Licensure, Foundations &
    Research, Student Affairs in Higher
  • Education
  • Special Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science: Games & Media
    Integration
  • Electrical Engineering (including
    Doctoral level)
  • Engineering: Computer Science
    (Doctoral level)
  • Engineering: Engineering Management,
    Information Assurance or Software
    Engineering
  • Engineering: Security (Doctoral
    level)
  • Engineering Management
  • Mechanical & Aerospace
    Engineering (Doctoral level)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Letters, Arts, and Sciences
  • Applied Geography
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics or Physics
  • Biology: Ecology & Evolution,
    Exercise Science, Molecular &
    Cellular
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology: Clinical or
    Psychological Science
  • Psychology: Clinical with Curricular
    Emphasis in Geropsychology (Doctoral
    level)
  • Sociology
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Public Administration
  • Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Health Promotion
  • Sports Medicine: Athletic Training
    or Strength and Conditioning
  • Sports Nutrition

Online Degrees and Programs

Since 1996, UCCS has offered
certification, undergraduate, and graduate
degree programs online. These include:

  • Certificates in the fields of
    nursing, business, education,
    engineering, and public affairs
  • Bachelor’s degrees in criminal
    justice, business, nursing, and health
    care
  • Master’s degrees in arts, business,
    criminal justice, engineering, and
    nursing
  • Doctorate in nursing practice

Rankings

The U.S. News & World Report ranks
UCCS among the top ten regional public
universities in the Western U.S. The
school also ranks among the top 20 percent
of colleges for being friendly to students
in the military.

Accreditation

UCCS is an accredited school, under the
authority of the Higher Learning
Commission (North Central Association).
Inspections occur every ten years, with
the next scheduled for 2016.Colleges and
Schools UCCS is divided into seven
schools:

  • Letters, Arts, and Sciences
  • Engineering and Applied Science
  • Beth-El College of Nursing and
    Health Sciences
  • Business and Administration
  • Education
  • Graduate School
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships

A wide range of grants, loans, and
scholarships are available for students.
Federal programs such as the Pell Grant,
FSEOG, and Perkins Loans are available, as
well as scholarships from private
organizations. In addition, student
employment gives many students the
opportunity to hold part-time employment
on campus while pursuing their degree
programs.

Library Services

The Kraemer Family Library services the
research needs of UCCS students and
faculty, with access to WorldCat,
interlibrary loan, and online resources.

Athletics

UCCS is a member of the NCAA, with
exciting men’s and women’s programs in
basketball, golf, track and field,
volleyball, and more. Athletic events are
based at the Mountain Lion Stadium and the
Gallogly Events Center, both
state-of-the-art facilities that help
students take their abilities to their
full potential. The athletic program has
produced 25 Olympic contenders.

Student Housing

The residence halls on the UCCS campus are
protected by the school’s police force,
include all utilities, and enhance the
student’s university experience by
fostering connections that will last
beyond graduation. The Summit, Alpine, and
Timberline Villages are all conveniently
located and offer private or semi-private
bathrooms.

Freshman students must live in UCCS campus
housing for their first year of college,
unless they reside in one of the counties
surrounding the school. This requirement
gives freshmen the opportunity to focus on
their education during the critical first
semesters instead of dealing with the
pressures of finding and renting an
apartment.

General Information

Admission

Office
PO Box 7150
Colorado Springs, CO
80933-7150
(719) 255-3383
(800) 990-8227
Fax: (719) 255-3116

Contact: Steve Ellis
Director of Admissions

Main

Address
PO Box 7150
Colorado Springs, CO
80933-7150
(719) 255-3000
www.uccs.edu

Size

Total undergrads: 6,810
First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 1,159
Degree-seeking undergrads:
6,495
Graduate enrollment: 2,102

Setting
Suburban setting
Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees

offered:
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application

Fee
College has an application
fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $50
Online application fee: $50

Enrollment

Rates
Percent applicants admitted:
69%
Percent of students who return
for sophomore year: 73%

College Majors

Area,

Ethnic, Cultural, &
Gender Studies

Ethnic

Studies – General B
Women's

Studies B

Arts, Visual &
Performing

Fine/Studio

Arts B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biology

B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting

B
Business

Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking

B
Human

Resources Management B

Communications &
Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric

B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer

Graphics B
Computer

Science B

Education
Special

Education B

Engineering
Aeronautical/Aerospace

Engineering B
Civil

Engineering B
Computer

Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications

Engineering B
Engineering

– General B
Mechanical

Engineering B

English Language &
Literature

English

Language & Literature –
General B

Foreign Language &
Literature

Spanish

B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Health

Services – General B
Nursing

(RN) B

History
History

– General B

Mathematics
Mathematics

– General B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy

B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry

B
Physics

B

Psychology
Psychology

– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Public

Administration B

Security & Protective
Services

Law
Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences
Anthropology

B
Economics

B
Geography

B
Political

Science/Government 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.

University of Colorado Colorado Springs Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(719) 255-3000
Website:www.uccs.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.uccs.edu/admissions.html
Address:1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:12,559
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):46%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:9,170 (73% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$8,042
Out-of-state Tuition:$18,770
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:79%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,749

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Colorado Colorado Springs Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services511
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services31
Education1141
Engineering331
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs121
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service311
Mathematics and Statistics11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences2
Psychology111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences152
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total1229194

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services411
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Education12
Engineering1
Health Professions and Related Programs121
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service311
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences1
Grand total1077

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Colorado Colorado Springs 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$8,042
Out-of-state$18,770
Books and supplies$1,800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,983
Out-of-state$20,153

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,25479%
Grant or scholarship aid94059%$5,749
Student loan aid77849%$6,528

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid4,85649%$6,026
Federal student loans4,57646%$7,068

Admissions & Enrollment

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

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants9,6954,0965,599
Percent admitted100%92%94%
Percent admitted who enrolled22%25%19%

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

University of Colorado Colorado Springs Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment12,559
Undergraduate enrollment10,619
Graduate enrollment1,940

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

University of Colorado Colorado Springs Accreditation

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

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

*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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