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IPEDS ID: 126182
OPE ID: 00134500
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Adams State University
208 Edgemont Blvd, Alamosa, Colorado 81101
General information:  (719) 587-7011
Website:  www.adams.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Town: Remote
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  3,154 (2,156 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
Admissionswww.adams.edu/admissions/
Apply Onlinewww.adams.edu/admissions/apply_online.php
Financial Aidwww.adams.edu/finaid
Net Price Calculatorwww.adams.edu/finaid/costs-to-attend.php
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.adams.edu/records/va/
Mission Statement
  www.adams.edu/pubs/mission.php
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
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
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty110134
Instructional110134
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
In-state$5,627$6,448$7,449$8,0147.6%
Out-of-state$15,875$17,416$18,081$18,8144.1%
Books and supplies$1,314$1,350$1,350$1,3500.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,731$8,002$8,282$8,5723.5%
Other$2,565$2,610$2,610$2,6280.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,712$8,901$8,982$9,0721.0%
Other$2,583$2,610$2,610$2,6280.7%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,439$2,466$2,466$2,4840.7%
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
In-state
On Campus$17,237$18,410$19,691$20,5644.4%
Off Campus$18,236$19,309$20,391$21,0643.3%
Off Campus with Family$9,380$10,264$11,265$11,8485.2%
Out-of-state
On Campus$27,485$29,378$30,323$31,3643.4%
Off Campus$28,484$30,277$31,023$31,8642.7%
Off Campus with Family$19,628$21,232$21,897$22,6483.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$4,428
In-state fees$2,166
Out-of-state tuition$10,368
Out-of-state fees$2,166
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid148795%————
Grant or scholarship aid47292%$3,842,534$8,141
Federal grants28556%$1,412,586$4,956
Pell grants28556%$1,262,436$4,430
Other federal grants285%$150,150$5,363
State/local government grant or scholarships20941%$863,959$4,134
Institutional grants or scholarships35770%$1,565,989$4,387
Student loan aid33866%$2,155,548$6,377
Federal student loans33265%$2,016,002$6,072
Other student loans194%$139,546$7,345
  • 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 aid11,75077%$19,930,786$11,389
Pell grants1,18252%$6,581,989$5,569
Federal student loans1,44063%$8,917,562$6,193
  • 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.
2011-20122012-20132013-2014
Average net price$10,695$11,293$9,886
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 Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$13,964$14,759$14,065
$30,001 – $48,000$14,569$14,613$15,173
$48,001 – $75,000$15,912$16,354$16,840
$75,001 – $110,000$16,681$17,299$18,859
$110,001 and more$16,681$17,759$19,043
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment3,154
Undergraduate enrollment2,156
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment234
Graduate enrollment998
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 84%
Part-time: 16%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 32%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 50%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 79%
25 and over: 21%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 69%
Out-of-state: 30%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 31%
Part-time: 69%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 8%
Enrolled in some distance education: 12%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 80%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 92%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 5%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,8321,4311,401
Percent admitted65%65%66%
Percent admitted who enrolled27%32%23%
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 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT7615%
ACT43087%
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 Reading430520
SAT Math458560
ACT Composite1723
ACT English1622
ACT Math1723
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: 58%
Part-time students: 25%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 64 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 21%
Transfer-out rate: 15%
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 2006]
4-year: 8%
6-year: 25%
8-year: 28%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 9%
6-year: 23%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 19%
Female: 27%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 9%
Asian: 10%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 12%
White: 32%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 13%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMaster
  • 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.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-10-
Category total-10-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General--29d
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-0-
Business/Commerce, General-83d-
Category total-83d29d
Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--13d
Music Teacher Education--0d
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching--24d
Special Education and Teaching, General--6d
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels--53d
Category total--96d
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-2-
English Language and Literature, General-7d-
Category total-9d-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature-1-
Category total-1-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-18-
Category total-18-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies--2d
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other40d--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies63d85d-
Category total103d85d2d
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-7-
Category total-7-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-37-
Category total-37-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-5-
Geology/Earth Science, General-9-
Category total-14-
Psychology
Counseling Psychology--155d
Psychology, General-22-
Psychology, Other-6-
Category total-28155d
Social Sciences
American Government and Politics (United States)-23-
Criminology-0-
Sociology-21d-
Category total-44d-
Visual and Performing Arts
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other-6-
Fine/Studio Arts, General-114
Music History, Literature, and Theory-8-
Category total-254
Grand total103361286
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
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, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 66
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 20
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 3
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: $4,237
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,226
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,745
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: 83%
Part-time students: 33%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined162105
Baseball71
Basketball3624
Football134
Golf97
Lacrosse7723
Soccer4038
Softball41
Swimming720
Volleyball26
Wrestling32
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1950 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels10/28/2006 -  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(!)9/1/1988 -  Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs(!)1/1/2007 -  Accredited
Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs(!)1/1/2007 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession223
Drug law violations102546
Liquor law violations3014
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations102546
Liquor law violations304
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible204
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery001
Aggravated assault001
Burglary795
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson210
  • Magazines were set on fire in an unused fireplace, located in a commons/recreation area. The building is detached from, but located between two residence halls, Savage/Houtchens. No damage or injuries occured
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible204
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault001
Burglary261
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson110
  • (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate9.3%9.3%15.7%
Number in default11191143
Number in repayment1,183974909
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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