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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Ranked?

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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.

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was awarded 39 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is computer and information sciences.

Overall Quality

UCCS is ranked #950 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

UCCS also holds the #11 spot on the Best Colleges in Colorado ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UCCS?

Acceptance Rate

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has an acceptance rate of 93%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for UCCS.

Average Test Scores

About 16% of students accepted to UCCS submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 630. Math scores were between 510 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Colorado at Colorado Springs  ( 530 to 630 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of Colorado at Colorado Springs  ( 510 to 620 )
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UCCS received ACT scores from 92% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Colorado at Colorado Springs  ( 21 to 26 )
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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is about average at 16 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is 58%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  58 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is 66%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  66 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 24% for first-time, full-time students at UCCS, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  24 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at UCCS

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,808 undergraduates at UCCS with 8,171 being full-time and 2,637 being part-time.

UCCS 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 91.26 out of 100, UCCS is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  91.26 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Cost?

The overall average net price of UCCS is $15,812. 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 UCCS

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,183 $12,639 $16,199 $19,866 $20,020

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 UCCS, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UCCS, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $6,505 a year. That adds up to $26,020 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UCCS is 5.1%. 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 UCCS Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UCCS with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $43,900 in their early years. This is good news for future UCCS graduates since it is 10% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Contact details for UCCS are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Phone: 719-255-3000
Website: https://www.uccs.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/UCCS/243117181362
Twitter: http://twitter.com/uccs

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 53 majors graduated from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Of these students, 1,948 received undergraduate degrees and 518 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
Business Administration & Management 356 $37,800
Nursing 202 $57,300
General Psychology 162 $24,800
Communication & Media Studies 153 $30,000
General Biology 132 $31,100
Criminal Justice & Corrections 109 $31,600
Mechanical Engineering 90 $52,400
General English Literature 67 $27,000
Health Sciences & Services 61 $29,100
Teacher Education Grade Specific 59 NA

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

Online Learning at UCCS

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 4,627 students took at least one online class at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. This is an increase from the 3,931 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 4,627 1,383
2016-2017 3,931 1,273
2015-2016 3,389 1,154
2014-2015 2,870 999
2013-2014 3,225 991

Learn more about online learning at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

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