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University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Overview

Student Population
13,123
University of Colorado Colorado Springs overview
Location Colorado Springs, Colorado
Online uccs.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
University of Colorado Colorado Springs overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, University of Colorado Colorado Springs is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 6,728 prospective students applied, and 5,866 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,772 enrolled in the school.  8,715 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,408 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $7,080 plus fees of $1,444. UCCS is ranked 732 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
5/10
Outcomes
2/10
Value

UCCS is rated within the lower 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of Colorado Colorado Springs within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Average
University of Colorado Colorado Springs overview
SAT 1020/1230
ACT 21/26
GPA 3.31
Applications Accepted
87.2% 
University of Colorado Colorado Springs overview
Applications Due Jun 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Colorado Resident Tuition
$7,080
In State Costs for University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$1,444
Room and Board $10,920
Budget for Other Expenses$4,660
Total One Year Cost$25,904
Out of State Resident Tuition
$19,176
Out of State Costs for University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$1,444
Room and Board $10,920
Budget for Other Expenses$4,660
Total One Year Cost$38,000

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$46,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
41% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Colorado Colorado Springs students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Social Sciences 14%
Health Professions 11%
Communication 8%
Psychology 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=126580 IPEDS survey data for University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

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