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The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) was founded in 1889. The
main campus is located in Greeley, Colorado, and there are extended campuses named Denver Center at Lowry, Loveland Center at Centerra, and the Colorado
Springs Center. It is primarily a four-year university, but it does also offer
50 graduate programs. The online program for graduate work in the field of education was recently ranked number eight in the nation by US News & World Report (rising one spot from the #9 ranking in 2013) out of more than 200 universities that were considered.

The Admissions fee for the University of Northern Colorado is $45. The
percentage of those who apply that are admitted is fairly high, at 93%.
Of those who do end up attending for their freshman year, 71% have been
known to return their sophomore year.

College Majors

The majors offered by a college are an important part of the decision-making process
to choose one college over another. Take the time to look at what the
University of Northern Colorado has to offer, and you will likely find
what you are looking for.

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies
  • African-American Studies
  • Hispanic-American Studies
  • Arts, Visual & Performing
  • Drama/Theater Arts
  • Fine/Studio Arts
  • Music – General
  • Biological & Biomedical Sciences
  • Biology
  • Business, Management & Marketing
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Communications & Journalism
  • Communications/Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Special Education
  • English Language & Literature
  • Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Adult Development/Aging
  • Foreign Language & Literature
  • Sign Language Interpretation
  • Spanish
  • Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
  • Audiology/Hearing Sciences
  • Health Services
  • Health System Administration
  • Medical Dietetics
  • Nursing (RN)
  • Public Health Education
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Parks, Recreation & Fitness
  • Exercise Sciences
  • Parks/Leisure Facilities Management
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration & Services
  • Human Services
  • Security & Protective Services
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Political Science/Government
  • Social Sciences – General
  • Sociology

Graduate Programs

The following graduate programs are available through UNC's distance learning program:

  •  Art & Design MA
  •  Autism Graduate Certificate: Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  •  Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education MAT/Endorsement
  •  Curriculum Studies MAT
  •  Educational Leadership Certificate: Teacher Leadership Emphasis
  •  Educational Leadership MA/EDS; Principal Licensure (for rural school districts)
  •  Educational Psychology MA: Teaching Applications Emphasis
  •  Educational Studies EdD: Education and Innovation Reform Emphasis
  •  Geography Education Graduate Certificate
  •  Native American Innovative Leadership(NAIL): Educational
    Leadership & Special Education Administration MA with Licensure
  •  Science Education MA
  •  Special Education MA: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Emphasis
  •  Special Education MA: Early Childhood Emphasis
  •  Special Education MA: Gifted and Talented Emphasis/Gifted and Talented Endorsement
  •  Special Education MA: Intervention Specialist Emphasis
  •  Special Education MA: Visual Impairment Emphasis
  •  Theatre Education MA

Online Programs

UNC's award-winning online education programs are the perfect solution
for military students, those who already have a job or family, or those
who are simply looking for a great education outside the traditional
campus experience. UNC's great faculty bring the school's reputation
for academic excellence directly to the student's location with these
groundbreaking programs.


The University of Northern Colorado is regionally accredited by the
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges
and Schools. It is beneficial to the university that it is regionally
accredited, so that those looking at the school can feel confident that
it will provide a quality education. It is also helpful for the
student, because it allows the school to accept financial aid from the

Financial Aid

When you choose a school, you will likely fill out the necessary
financial aid forms for the government. These forms can be used by the
school as well to determine your eligibility for certain scholarships
that they offer. You may make too much money to be given a grant from
the government, but it may not be too much for a scholarship, especially those that are merit-based.

The University of Northern Colorado has a number of scholarship options
that are available. When you apply, you will likely be considered for
the ones for which you are eligible. There is a separate online
application process if you want to apply for scholarships through the
UNC Foundation.

Student Housing

There are many good reasons to live on-campus at the University of
Northern Colorado. Living on-campus will save you time. You will not
need to commute, and being on-campus will make you feel like you are
more a part of what is going on. You will be close to your classes, so
you will be able to stay in your room and study as long as possible.
You will make close friends through your interactions in the residence
halls, and you will likely grow in your knowledge of the subjects that
you are studying because of your better chance of having interaction
with those who have common interests. The University of Northern
Colorado offers combined packages for amenities in your room such as
telephone, cable, and Internet.

General Information

Admission Office

1862 10th Avenue, Campus Box 10

Greeley, CO 80639

(970) 351-2881

(888) 700-4862

Fax: (970) 351-2984


Director of Admissions
Main Address

501 20th Street

Greeley, CO 80639

(970) 351-1890

Total undergrads: 9,851

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,114

Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,690

Graduate enrollment: 2,074


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $45

Online application fee: $45
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 93%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 71%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
Hispanic-American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B


Music Teacher Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Adult Development/Aging B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B
Sign Language Interpretation B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Audiology/Hearing Sciences B
Health Services – General B
Health System Administration B
Medical Dietetics B
Nursing (RN) B
Public Health Education B
Speech-Language Pathology B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Human Services B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

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

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

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