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IPEDS ID: 126580
OPE ID: 00450900
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918
Distance from ZIP:  0.0 miles from 80918
General information:  (719) 255-3000
Website:  www.uccs.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  11,761 (9,629 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
Admissionswww.uccs.edu/admissions.html
Apply Onlinewww.uccs.edu/admissions.html
Financial Aidwww.uccs.edu/finaid
Net Price Calculatorwww.uccs.edu/ir/standard-reports/net-price-calculators.html
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.uccs.edu/military/index.html
Athletic Graduation Ratesgomountainlions.com/sports/2014/6/30/GEN_0630145949.aspx
Mission Statement
  The Colorado Springs campus of the University of Colorado shall be a comprehensive baccalaureate and specialized graduate research university with selective admission standards. The Colorado Springs campus shall offer liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, health sciences, and teacher preparation undergraduate degree programs, and a selected number of master's and doctoral degree programs.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger 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
4%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
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 faculty475306
Instructional448297
Research and public service279
Total graduate assistants-44
Instructional-19
Research-25
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$6,688$7,024$7,462$7,6923.1%
Out-of-state$17,768$18,437$17,494$17,9882.8%
Books and supplies$1,800$1,800$1,800$1,8000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,300$8,800$9,900$9,9000.0%
Other$2,800$2,800$3,100$4,60048.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,950$8,950$10,400$10,4000.0%
Other$2,950$2,950$3,100$4,60048.4%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,670$2,670$3,100$4,60048.4%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
On Campus$19,588$20,424$22,262$23,9927.8%
Off Campus$20,388$20,724$22,762$24,4927.6%
Off Campus with Family$11,158$11,494$12,362$14,09214.0%
Out-of-state
On Campus$30,668$31,837$32,294$34,2886.2%
Off Campus$31,468$32,137$32,794$34,7886.1%
Off Campus with Family$22,238$22,907$22,394$24,3888.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$9,916
In-state fees$0
Out-of-state tuition$19,330
Out-of-state fees$0
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 aid11,28677%————
Grant or scholarship aid95958%$4,583,379$4,779
Federal grants49730%$2,101,947$4,229
Pell grants49630%$2,036,569$4,106
Other federal grants1479%$65,378$445
State/local government grant or scholarships18511%$638,923$3,454
Institutional grants or scholarships70142%$1,842,509$2,628
Student loan aid81249%$5,152,029$6,345
Federal student loans79948%$4,270,250$5,344
Other student loans664%$881,779$13,360
  • 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 aid14,30745%$24,912,582$5,784
Pell grants3,08332%$12,154,675$3,942
Federal student loans4,64848%$32,742,837$7,045
  • 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$12,167$13,722$14,094
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$9,399$12,821$10,698
$30,001 – $48,000$10,770$13,992$12,137
$48,001 – $75,000$13,952$15,389$15,088
$75,001 – $110,000$16,053$17,728$17,991
$110,001 and more$16,143$18,331$18,203
  • 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 enrollment11,761
Undergraduate enrollment9,629
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,293
Graduate enrollment2,132
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 76%
Part-time: 24%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 15%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 67%
Two or more races: 7%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 76%
25 and over: 24%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 89%
Out-of-state: 11%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • 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: 23%
Part-time: 77%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 21%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 75%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 29%
Enrolled in some distance education: 11%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 60%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants8,2913,5894,702
Percent admitted92%90%93%
Percent admitted who enrolled22%27%18%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
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
SAT26816%
ACT1,51492%
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 Reading490600
SAT Math470590
ACT Composite2126
ACT English2025
ACT Math1926
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: 52%
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, 51 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 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 44%
Transfer-out rate: 42%
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: 26%
6-year: 46%
8-year: 49%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 24%
6-year: 44%
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: 38%
Female: 49%
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: 10%
Asian: 45%
Black or African American: 37%
Hispanic/Latino: 35%
White: 47%
Two or more races: 67%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 29%
Non-resident alien: 75%
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 byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • 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
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other8---
Category total8---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry3---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General111---
Category total114---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General262d117d--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General---1d
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management---8d
Research and Development Management---1d
Category total262d117d-10d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General14619--
Category total14619--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance5---
Computer Science3210--
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation8---
Category total4510--
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-66--
Curriculum and Instruction-45d-4d
Early Childhood Education and Teaching1---
Educational Evaluation and Research--4-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-44d--
Special Education and Teaching, General-24--
Category total1179d44d
Engineering
Computer Engineering, General6---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering2311--
Engineering, General-22d11-
Mechanical Engineering6917--
Category total9850d11-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General63---
Category total63---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature8---
Category total8---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General85d---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse147d39d7d6d
Category total232d39d7d6d
History
History, General6710--
Category total6710--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration86d8d-2d
Homeland Security---2d
Securities Services Administration/Management---6d
Category total86d8d-10d
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-0--
Mathematics, General18---
Category total180--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences-36--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General1---
Natural Sciences--0-
Category total1360-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy8---
Category total8---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General7---
Physics, General11---
Category total18---
Psychology
Psychology, General126124-
Category total126124-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-22d-1d
Category total-22d-1d
Social Sciences
Anthropology27---
Economics, General17---
Geography81---
Geography, Other-2--
Political Science and Government, General33---
Social Sciences, Other---4
Sociology33d11--
Category total191d13-4
Visual and Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts, General28---
Category total28---
Grand total1,5205152635
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
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • UCCS offers a variety of services, programs, and benefits for veterans, service members, and dependents. Please visit the Office of Military and Veteran Student Affairs at http://www.uccs.edu/military/index.html for assistance.
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: 1180
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 221
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 82
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 46
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: $7,638
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,116
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,073
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,145
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: 84%
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 II (without football) MenWomen
All Track Combined8361
Basketball1717
Golf117
Soccer3022
Softball21
Volleyball14
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1970 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics10/1/2004 - 10/24/2008Accredited
Didactic Program in Dietetics10/24/2008 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs5/6/2008 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/20/2002 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/29/2005 -  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 schools10/8/1993 -  Accredited
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2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession011
Drug law violations382135
Liquor law violations362220
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations261729
Liquor law violations21144
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible03
Rape0
Fondling1
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault010
Burglary364
Motor vehicle theft322
Arson002
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible02
Rape0
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary062
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson001
  • (!) 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 rate2.8%2.7%5.9%
Number in default625496
Number in repayment2,1431,9341,625
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)