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Western State Colorado University

Gunnison, Colorado

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Overview

Student Population
3,034
Western State Colorado University overview
Location Gunnison, Colorado
Online western.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Western State Colorado University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Gunnison, Colorado, Western State Colorado University is a small four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 2,504 prospective students applied, and 2,107 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 454 enrolled in the school.  2,145 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 889 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $6,624 plus fees of $3,812. Western State Colorado University is ranked 709 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
6/10
Resources
4/10
Outcomes
3/10
Value

Western State Colorado University is rated within the lower 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Western State Colorado University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Average
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SAT 1000/1200
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.1
Applications Accepted
84.1% 
Western State Colorado University overview
Applications Due May 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend

Colorado Resident Tuition
$6,624
In State Costs for Western State Colorado University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$3,812
Room and Board $10,150
Budget for Other Expenses$3,069
Total One Year Cost$24,955
Out of State Resident Tuition
$18,096
Out of State Costs for Western State Colorado University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$3,812
Room and Board $10,150
Budget for Other Expenses$3,069
Total One Year Cost$36,427

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$40,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
39% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Western State Colorado University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 28%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 17%
Social Sciences 13%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%
Biology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=128391 IPEDS survey data for Western State Colorado University.

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