University of Northern Colorado

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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.

Accreditation

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
government.

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



Contact:

Director of Admissions
Main Address

501 20th Street

Greeley, CO 80639

(970) 351-1890

www.unco.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 9,851

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,114

Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,690

Graduate enrollment: 2,074

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral

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

Education

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

History – General B

Mathematics

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

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

*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 Northern Colorado Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(970) 351-1890
Website:www.unco.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.unco.edu/decide.shtml
Address:Carter Hall - Rm 4000, Greeley, CO 80639
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:13,087
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):46%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:9,892 (76% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$8,888
Out-of-state Tuition:$20,474
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:86%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$8,605

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Northern Colorado Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences121
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services12
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs21
Education4117
Engineering1
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics32
Health Professions and Related Programs554
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Mathematics and Statistics111
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies411
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies211
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences321
Psychology133
Social Sciences62
Visual and Performing Arts431
Grand total454020

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Education142
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics11
Health Professions and Related Programs21
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Psychology11
Social Sciences1
Grand total693

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Northern Colorado 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$8,888
Out-of-state$20,474
Books and supplies$1,350

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$11,444
Out-of-state$20,738

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,73386%
Grant or scholarship aid1,41070%$8,605
Student loan aid1,15657%$6,042

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid5,93663%$7,680
Federal student loans4,87652%$6,358

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Northern Colorado. 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 Northern Colorado students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants6,7832,3164,467
Percent admitted100%87%92%
Percent admitted who enrolled32%33%31%

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 Northern Colorado Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment13,087
Undergraduate enrollment10,011
Graduate enrollment3,076

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 Northern Colorado 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
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree 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
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language (English Language Intensive English Language Institute )
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • 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
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - 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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