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Colorado College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Colorado College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Colorado College Ranked?

Quality Badge

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Colorado College was awarded 38 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is social sciences.

Overall Quality

Colorado College is ranked #86 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Colorado College held the #139 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Colorado College is also ranked #1 out of 23 schools in Colorado.

See all of the rankings for Colorado College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Colorado College?

Acceptance Rate

Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into Colorado College since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 15%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.

Learn more about Colorado College admissions.

Colorado College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Colorado College it is much better at 10 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Colorado College is 88%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  88 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Colorado College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 94% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Colorado College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  94 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Colorado College for first-time, full-time students is 82%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  82 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Colorado College.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Colorado College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,107 undergraduates at Colorado College with 2,091 being full-time and 16 being part-time.

Colorado College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 97.35 out of 100, Colorado College is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  97.35 out of 100
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How Much Does Colorado College Cost?

The overall average net price of Colorado College is $25,041. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Colorado College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,300 $10,606 $8,320 $29,774 $42,038

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Colorado College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Colorado College, approximately 25% of students took out student loans averaging $6,499 a year. That adds up to $25,996 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Colorado College is 2.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Colorado College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Colorado College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $45,400 in their early years. This is good news for future Colorado College graduates since it is 14% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Colorado College make the most money.

Location of Colorado College

Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Colorado College is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Colorado College is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Colorado College

Contact details for Colorado College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 14. E Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-389-6000

Colorado College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 36 majors graduated from Colorado College. Of these students, 581 received undergraduate degrees and 24 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 73 $42,800
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 42 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 40 NA
Sociology 36 NA
Political Science & Government 30 NA
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 28 NA
General Psychology 28 NA
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 27 NA
Computer Information Systems 23 NA
Fine & Studio Arts 21 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Colorado College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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