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Western State Colorado University

Gunnison, Colorado

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Overview

Student Population
3,203
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

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 2,625 prospective students applied, and 2,323 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 420 enrolled in the school.  1,950 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,253 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $6,816 plus fees of $3,830. Western State Colorado University is ranked 705 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

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

Western State Colorado University is rated within the lower 40% 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 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Average
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SAT 1000/1190
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.39
Applications Accepted
88.5% 
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Applications Due May 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend

Colorado Resident Tuition
$6,816
In State Costs for Western State Colorado University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$3,830
Room and Board $9,874
Budget for Other Expenses$3,105
Total One Year Cost$24,925
Out of State Resident Tuition
$18,600
Out of State Costs for Western State Colorado University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$3,830
Room and Board $9,874
Budget for Other Expenses$3,105
Total One Year Cost$36,709

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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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