University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 9,634
Graduate Enrollment: 2,029
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential // medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 95.27%

Male/Female: 44% / 56% (2017)

First generation college students: 31.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 14.1% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.7% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Recommended
2020 Median Admit SAT: 1,136


2020 Median Admit ACT: 24


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 54.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 27.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 17.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 11.4% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 60.5%
Black: 4.6%
Hispanic: 20.7%
Asian: 3.9%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.3%
2+ races: 7.9%
Non-resident alien: 0.7%
Unknown race: 1.1%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $22,367
In-State tuition: $8,766
Out-of-State tuition: $21,222

Estimated books and supplies: $1,800 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $10,920 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $4,660 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $11,080 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $4,660 (2022)

Average Family Income: $77,103 (2017)
Median Family Income: $42,591 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 27.8%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 34.8%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $20,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $212 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $11,128
$30k-48k $10,541
$48k-75k $13,872
$75k-110k $18,515
$110k+ $20,336

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 23%
6-year graduation rate: 44%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 94.8% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $20,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,597 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $12,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $15,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 70.5% (2015)
@3 year 75.5% (2017)
@5 year 78.7% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 51.1% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 56.0% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $40,723 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $51,788 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Doctoral Degree Engineering, General. 15
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 8
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 20 $25,075 $249 $77,603 ($6,467)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 10 $44,463 ($3,705) $48,636 ($4,053)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 50 $26,863 $265 $70,601 ($5,883) $93,266 ($7,772)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 13
Bachelor's Degree Computer Software and Media Applications. 14 $26,500
Bachelor's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 9
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 38 $367 $51,024 ($4,252) $51,786 ($4,316)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 69 $332 $45,705 ($3,809) $55,669 ($4,639)
Doctoral Degree Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research. 9
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 19 $456 $49,302 ($4,109) $44,789 ($3,732)
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 60 $585 $45,793 ($3,816) $50,905 ($4,242)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 59 $25,040 $265 $35,874 ($2,990)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 1
Master's Degree Engineering, General. 24 $103,979 ($8,665)
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 37 $25,324 $260 $75,966 ($6,331) $86,483 ($7,207)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 10
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 162 $25,000 $217 $30,323 ($2,527) $37,362 ($3,114)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 15
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 109 $18,625 $188 $37,474 ($3,123) $47,815 ($3,985)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 14
Graduate/Professional Certificate Criminal Justice and Corrections. 5
Graduate/Professional Certificate Homeland Security. 5
Master's Degree Public Administration. 27 $545 $60,440 ($5,037) $54,319 ($4,527)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Administration. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Social Sciences, General. 4
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 12 $40,708 ($3,392)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 34 $25,000 $227 $44,419 ($3,702) $56,961 ($4,747)
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 53 $17,500 $186 $33,579 ($2,798) $41,964 ($3,497)
Master's Degree Geography and Cartography. 3
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 30 $17,625 $179 $35,021 ($2,918) $51,184 ($4,265)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 46 $22,625 $228 $28,247 ($2,354) $39,102 ($3,259)
Master's Degree Sociology. 5
Bachelor's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, General. 34 $28,750 $260 $21,636 ($1,803) $23,949 ($1,996)
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 153 $19,500 $186 $31,532 ($2,628) $42,406 ($3,534)
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 90 $23,250 $233 $65,474 ($5,456) $70,270 ($5,856)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 11
Bachelor's Degree Systems Engineering. 1
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 10
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 67 $22,000 $233 $33,040 ($2,753) $35,715 ($2,976)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 132 $23,425 $208 $32,902 ($2,742) $46,894 ($3,908)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 15
Bachelor's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 41 $23,750 $191 $25,282 ($2,107)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 28 $22,500 $233 $40,376 ($3,365) $65,776 ($5,481)
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 2
Master's Degree Biological and Physical Sciences. 37 $418 $44,063 ($3,672) $45,556 ($3,796)
Doctoral Degree Natural Sciences. 3
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 40 $28,495 $265 $34,364 ($2,864) $36,436 ($3,036)
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 11
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 11
Bachelor's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 61 $23,750 $212 $29,992 ($2,499) $54,388 ($4,532)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 202 $28,000 $207 $64,635 ($5,386) $69,329 ($5,777)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 37 $619 $108,631 ($9,053) $111,068 ($9,256)
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 8
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 356 $22,002 $212 $42,663 ($3,555) $55,029 ($4,586)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 73 $415 $70,868 ($5,906) $84,077 ($7,006)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 7
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 10
Graduate/Professional Certificate Accounting and Related Services. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Marketing. 2
Bachelor's Degree History. 51 $21,250 $191 $33,641 ($2,803) $38,626 ($3,219)
Master's Degree History. 8


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $75,852
Full time faculty: 60%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 16.0

School's endowment start of year: $0 (2004)
School's endowment end of year: $0 (2004)