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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
Website:  www.unco.edu
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:  12,216 (9,430 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Admissionswww.unco.edu/admissions/
Apply Onlinewww.unco.edu/decide.shtml
Financial Aidwww.unco.edu/ofa/index.asp
Net Price Calculatorwww.unco.edu/ofa/netpricecalc/
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.unco.edu/veteransservices/tuition_costs.html
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.unco.edu/studentconsumerinfo/#GradRates
Mission Statement
  www.unco.edu/pres/mission.html
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
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
5%
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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty485314
Instructional485314
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-422
Instructional-422
Research-0
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
In-state$6,837$6,968$7,733$8,1665.6%
Out-of-state$18,361$18,507$19,277$19,7522.5%
Books and supplies$1,300$1,350$1,350$1,3500.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,044$9,934$10,560$10,5600.0%
Other$2,012$2,012$2,340$2,4565.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,044$9,934$10,560$9,602-9.1%
Other$2,610$3,350$3,828$3,104-18.9%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,610$3,350$3,828$3,104-18.9%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
On Campus$20,193$20,264$21,983$22,5322.5%
Off Campus$20,791$21,602$23,471$22,222-5.3%
Off Campus with Family$10,747$11,668$12,911$12,620-2.3%
Out-of-state
On Campus$31,717$31,803$33,527$34,1181.8%
Off Campus$32,315$33,141$35,015$33,808-3.4%
Off Campus with Family$22,271$23,207$24,455$24,206-1.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$9,306
In-state fees$1,503
Out-of-state tuition$17,951
Out-of-state fees$1,503
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid11,69188%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,39973%$11,363,852$8,123
Federal grants68736%$2,977,529$4,334
Pell grants68736%$2,865,029$4,170
Other federal grants503%$112,500$2,250
State/local government grant or scholarships62332%$1,803,835$2,895
Institutional grants or scholarships1,32969%$6,582,488$4,953
Student loan aid1,16861%$6,991,459$5,986
Federal student loans1,14760%$6,247,142$5,447
Other student loans684%$744,317$10,946
  • 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 aid16,22566%$44,595,658$7,164
Pell grants3,22934%$13,060,016$4,045
Federal student loans5,38057%$35,330,204$6,567
  • 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.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$13,311$12,978$12,779
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 Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$14,208$13,998$16,123
$30,001 – $48,000$15,290$15,375$17,306
$48,001 – $75,000$17,702$17,604$19,793
$75,001 – $110,000$18,811$19,043$21,055
$110,001 and more$18,989$19,174$21,083
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment12,216
Undergraduate enrollment9,430
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment737
Graduate enrollment2,786
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 87%
Part-time: 13%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: 18%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 55%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 16%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 88%
25 and over: 12%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 87%
Out-of-state: 12%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 35%
Part-time: 65%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 18%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 79%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 22%
Enrolled in some distance education: 15%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 63%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $45
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants7,1432,4914,652
Percent admitted89%86%91%
Percent admitted who enrolled32%35%31%
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 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT25713%
ACT1,91493%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 Reading460580
SAT Math450580
ACT Composite1925
ACT English1925
ACT Math1825
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: 72%
Part-time students: 52%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 68 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 48%
Transfer-out rate: 18%
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 2007]
4-year: 27%
6-year: 46%
8-year: 48%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 27%
6-year: 48%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 39%
Female: 53%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 26%
Asian: 41%
Black or African American: 36%
Hispanic/Latino: 45%
White: 50%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 48%
Non-resident alien: 33%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
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/Civilization3--
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies0--
Category total4--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other--2
Biology/Biological Sciences, General468-
Biomedical Sciences, General-9-
Category total46172
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-13-
Business Administration and Management, General208--
Category total20813-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism44--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1067-
Category total1507-
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-66
Early Childhood Education and Teaching8--
Education, General-119d-
Education, Other-142
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-25d5
Educational Statistics and Research Methods-83
Educational/Instructional Technology-0-
Elementary Education and Teaching1707
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-122
Music Teacher Education21--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-2-
Reading Teacher Education-7-
Special Education and Teaching, General4694d6
Category total92287d31
Engineering
Computer Software Engineering3--
Category total3--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General4912-
Category total4912-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Adult Development and Aging-5-
Category total-5-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General124-
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation12d--
Spanish Language and Literature23--
Category total47d4-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer10--
Audiology/Audiologist--5
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist30--
Dietetics/Dietitian53d--
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing--2
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General48--
Nursing Science--5
Public Health Education and Promotion-0-
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other-13-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse165d--
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other--0
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-46-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-9-
Category total306d6812
History
History, General485-
Category total485-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies7610-
Category total7610-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other--0
Mathematics, General4615-
Category total46150
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies15--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other25120
Nutrition Sciences37--
Sustainability Studies19--
Category total32220
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science16056d10
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General48--
Category total20856d10
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy11--
Category total11--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General289-
Chemistry, Other--1
Geology/Earth Science, General161-
Physics, General15--
Category total59101
Psychology
Counseling Psychology-458
Educational Psychology-31d4
Psychology, General122d--
School Psychology-610
Category total122d82d22
Social Sciences
Anthropology21--
Economics, General7--
Geography10--
Political Science and Government, General12--
Social Sciences, General150-
Sociology50d7-
Category total115d7-
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General5811d-
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other19--
Fine/Studio Arts, General595-
Music, General40334
Category total17649d4
Grand total2,08864982
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 222
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 38
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 5
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $8,265
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $8,831
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,824
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 67%
Part-time students: 67%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined7180
Baseball35
Basketball1614
Football95
Golf88
Soccer26
Softball19
Swimming and Diving21
Tennis98
Volleyball15
Wrestling30
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
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs6/25/1981 - 11/7/2010Accredited
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
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
Department of Community Health and Nutrition
7/1/1995 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations855971
Liquor law violations21010198
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations554456
Liquor law violations1106257
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible45
Rape5
Fondling4
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery210
Aggravated assault123
Burglary1252
Motor vehicle theft210
Arson001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible45
Rape4
Fondling3
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault010
Burglary922
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate4.9%5.9%7.6%
Number in default152169185
Number in repayment3,0692,8232,411
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)