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Colorado College Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Colorado College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. 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?

Quality Badge

2021 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 37 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is social sciences.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Colorado College as #86 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 23 colleges in Colorado, Colorado College is ranked at #1.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Colorado College?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 15%, 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.

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Colorado College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Colorado College, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 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

Colorado College has a freshmen retention rate of 94%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  94 out of 100

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 82%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  82 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Colorado College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,098 undergraduates at Colorado College with 2,089 being full-time and 9 being part-time.

Colorado College Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

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?

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.


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

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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Notes and References


*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.


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