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IPEDS ID: 127741
OPE ID: 00134900
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University of Northern Colorado
Carter Hall - Rm 4000, Greeley, Colorado 80639
General information:  (970) 351-1890
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  12,710 (9,947 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Research Universities
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty504260
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-395
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,300$1,325$1,300$1,3503.8%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,920$9,550$10,044$9,934-1.1%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,920$9,550$10,044$9,934-1.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$18,942$19,663$20,193$20,2640.4%
Off Campus$18,942$20,187$20,791$21,6023.9%
Off Campus with Family$9,877$10,113$10,747$11,6688.6%
On Campus$30,126$31,185$31,717$31,8030.3%
Off Campus$30,126$31,709$32,315$33,1412.6%
Off Campus with Family$21,061$21,635$22,271$23,2074.2%
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  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$8,735
In-state fees$1,179
Out-of-state tuition$17,379
Out-of-state fees$1,179
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,97590%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,74180%$10,233,379$5,878
Federal grants78036%$3,193,540$4,094
Pell grants77936%$3,061,339$3,930
Other federal grants633%$132,201$2,098
State/local government grant or scholarships51123%$1,534,715$3,003
Institutional grants or scholarships1,65676%$5,505,124$3,324
Student loan aid1,31760%$8,576,869$6,512
Federal student loans1,29259%$7,478,656$5,788
Other student loans1075%$1,098,213$10,264
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid16,82066%$42,122,130$6,176
Pell grants3,62635%$13,974,756$3,854
Federal student loans6,10859%$41,485,939$6,792
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$12,936$12,982$13,311
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$12,793$13,601$14,208
$30,001 – $48,000$14,421$15,055$15,290
$48,001 – $75,000$16,999$17,658$17,702
$75,001 – $110,000$18,097$18,454$17,691
$110,001 and more$18,096$18,543$19,014
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment12,710
Undergraduate enrollment9,947
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment798
Graduate enrollment2,763
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 88%
Part-time: 12%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 37%
Female: 63%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 16%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 58%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 15%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 87%
25 and over: 13%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 89%
Out-of-state: 11%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 36%
Part-time: 64%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 94%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 47%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 51%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $45
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants7,6022,8244,778
Percent admitted70%65%72%
Percent admitted who enrolled37%38%36%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading450570
SAT Math450570
ACT Composite2024
ACT English1925
ACT Math1824
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 66%
Part-time students: 40%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 67 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 46%
Transfer-out rate: 19%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 25%
6-year: 46%
8-year: 47%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 27%
6-year: 46%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 38%
Female: 52%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 38%
Asian: 38%
Black or African American: 33%
Hispanic/Latino: 37%
White: 48%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 51%
Non-resident alien: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies1--
Asian Studies/Civilization0--
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies1--
Category total2--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other--1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General434-
Biomedical Sciences, General-7-
Category total43111
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General190--
Category total19016-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric863-
Category total1383-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-181
Education, General-165-
Education, Other-10d6d
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-34d5d
Educational Statistics and Research Methods-35
Educational/Instructional Technology-2-
Elementary Education and Teaching-14
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-42
Music Teacher Education26--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-0d-
Reading Teacher Education-15-
Special Education and Teaching, General5383d3
Category total79335d26d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General6313-
Category total6313-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Adult Development and Aging-7-
Category total-7-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General97-
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation4d--
Spanish Language and Literature23--
Category total36d7-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist43--
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing--6d
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General50--
Nursing Science--9d
Public Health Education and Promotion-1-
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other-15d-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse146d--
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other--2
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-47d-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-7-
Category total296d70d23d
History, General656-
Category total656-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies812d-
Category total812d-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other--1
Mathematics, General3313-
Category total33131
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies10--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other3044-
Nutrition Sciences25--
Sustainability Studies3--
Category total3424-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science1236011
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General28--
Category total1516011
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total8--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General333-
Geology/Earth Science, General313-
Physics, General13--
Category total776-
Counseling Psychology-5310
Educational Psychology-14d3
Psychology, General141--
School Psychology-146
Category total14181d19
Social Sciences
Economics, General18--
Political Science and Government, General21--
Social Sciences, General121-
Category total147d7-
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2711d-
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other12--
Fine/Studio Arts, General5713d-
Music, General312712
Category total12751d12
Grand total2,01969293
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined5575
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1916 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics11/1/1980 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship7/1/1995 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs6/25/1981 -  Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs4/4/1995 - 4/11/2010Resigned
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs4/11/2010 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs10/1/1978 - 12/31/2006Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs10/1/1978 -  Accredited
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology10/1/2005 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels5/3/2003 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels5/3/2003 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language(!)4/30/2013 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health5/19/1989 - 10/16/2010Resigned
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health10/16/2010 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)4/1/2012 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1967 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)3/31/2013 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations8710285
Liquor law violations144146210
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations656855
Liquor law violations8781110
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible122
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault231
Motor vehicle theft102
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible122
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault020
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate5.9%7.6%7.6%
Number in default169185188
Number in repayment2,8232,4112,460
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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