Colorado College

Colorado College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Colorado College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Colorado College Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Colorado College was awarded 373 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is visual and performing arts.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Colorado College as #130 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 39 colleges in Colorado, Colorado College is ranked at #2.

See all of the rankings for Colorado College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Colorado College?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 14%, Colorado College is one of the most selective schools in the country. Good grades and high test scores alone may not be enough to get you into the school, so do your best to submit a stellar application.

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 9 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

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Colorado College is 86%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at Colorado College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 86% 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.

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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Colorado College the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 84%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

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

Colorado College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,025 undergraduates at Colorado College with 1,886 being full-time and 139 being part-time.

How Much Does Colorado College Cost?

The overall average net price of Colorado College is $26,753. 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 +
$11,568 $8,812 $15,884 $24,330 $45,979

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 $6,159 a year. That adds up to $24,636 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Colorado College is 2.0%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Colorado College make around $45,400 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Colorado College students since it is 14% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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See which majors at Colorado College make the most money.

Location of Colorado College

Colorado College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Colorado Springs is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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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
Website: www.coloradocollege.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/coloradocollege
Twitter: http://twitter.com/coloradocollege

Colorado College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 36 majors graduated from Colorado College. Of these students, 550 received undergraduate degrees and 20 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 82 $42,682
Political Science & Government 38 $26,896
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 34 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 32 $32,925
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 32 NA
Computer Information Systems 30 NA
General Psychology 26 NA
Sociology 25 $28,598
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 24 NA
Mathematics 19 NA

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

Online Learning at Colorado College

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 1,730 students took at least one online class at Colorado College. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,730 1,181
2018-2019 0 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Colorado College.

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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