Western State University

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Western State Colorado University (formerly Western State College) is four-year public university that focuses on undergraduate liberal arts education. The university has an average annual enrollment of 2400 students, about 25% of which come from out of state. Western State offers bachelor degree programs in an array of academic and professional fields including business, biology, recreation, art, biology, outdoor leadership, and environmental studies.

General Information

Admission Office

600 North Adams Street

Gunnison, CO 81231

(970) 943-2119

(800) 876-5309

Fax: (970) 943-2212



Contact: Tim Albers

Director of Admissions
Main Address

600 North Adams Street

Gunnison, CO 81231

(970) 943-2119

www.western.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,150

Setting

Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $6,244 $6,538 $6,104 $4,775 -21.77%
Books and Supplies $1,446 $1,500 $1,500 $1,200 -20.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,812 $7,516 $8,324 $8,162 -1.95%
Other $2,625 $3,025 $2,797 $2,797 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $18,127 $18,579 $18,725 $16,934 -9.56%
In-state Off Campus $7,690 $8,038 $7,604 $5,975 -21.42%
In-state with Family $7,690 $8,038 $7,604 $5,975 -21.42%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $14,700
In-state Student Fees $0
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $14,700
Out-of-state Fees $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 423 79%
Grant or scholarship aid 373 69% $1,721,132 $4,614
• Federal grants 115 21% $425,455 $3,700
• Pell grants 115 21% $345,125 $3,001
• Other federal grants 85 16% $80,330 $945
State/local government grant or scholarships 111 21% $240,954 $2,171
Institutional grants or scholarships 355 66% $1,054,723 $2,971
Student loan aid 263 49% $1,198,368 $4,557
• Federal student loans 263 49% $1,053,919 $4,007
• Other student loans 13 2% $144,449 $11,111

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 397
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 21
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 21
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 107
Accounting 11
Business/commerce 90
Management Information Systems 6
Communication and Journalism Programs 13
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 13
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 15
English Language and Literature 15
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 5
Spanish Language and Literature 5
History 6
History 6
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 5
Mathematics and Statistics 7
Mathematics 7
Natural Resources and Conservation 26
Environmental Science 26
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 65
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 29
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 36
Physical Sciences 17
Chemistry 3
Geology and Earth Science 14
Psychology 36
Psychology 36
Social Sciences 45
Anthropology 9
Economics 6
Political Science and Government 4
Sociology 26
Visual and Performing Arts 29
Fine/studio Arts 27
Music 2
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 91%


Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music Management/Merchandising B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Management Information Systems B
Resort Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Education

Art Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Outdoor leadership B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B
Police Science B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics 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.


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