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IPEDS ID: 128391
OPE ID: 00137200
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Western Colorado University
1 Western Way, Gunnison, Colorado 81231
Información General:  (970) 943-2119
Página de Internet:  www.western.edu
Tipo:  4-años, Pública
Títulos Ofrecidos:  Licenciatura
Certificado de pos-licenciatura
Maestría
Ubicación del Campus:  Pueblo: Remoto
Dormitorios:  
Población Estudiantil:  3,487 (3,073 subgraduado)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Admisioneswww.western.edu/admissions-aid
Aplica en líneawww.western.edu/admissions-office/apply-now
Ayuda Financierawww.western.edu/financial-aid
Net Price Calculatorwww.western.edu/financial-aid/net-price-calculator
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.western.edu/financial-aid/tuition-and-fees/residency-status-tuition-classification
Disability Serviceswww.western.edu/disability-services
Athletic Graduation Ratesgomountaineers.com/documents/2019/8/9/WCU_Graduation_Rates_Report.pdf
Misión
  Western Colorado University fulfills its statutory mission by promoting intellectual maturity and personal growth in its students, and graduates citizens prepared to assume constructive roles in local, national and global communities. Western Colorado University helps its students develop the skills and commitments needed to continue learning throughout their lives and strives to elucidate the connections unifying academic domains, which have traditionally existed separately: the sciences, liberal arts and professional programs. The University provides students with a solid foundation of skills in written and spoken communication, problem solving, critical thinking and creativity. Our programs encourage a breadth and depth of knowledge to serve as a foundation for a professional career or graduate study, and an appreciation of values appropriate to a liberally educated individual. Western Colorado University's distinctive character emerges from its unity among academic and professional disciplines, its high standards of scholarship and its unique environment in the mountains of Western Colorado.
Clasificación Carnegie
Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
Afiliación Religiosa
No Aplica
Ayuda Federal
Estudiantes elegibles pueden recibir Becas Pell y otra ayuda federal (por ejemplo, Préstamos Directos "Direct Loans").
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
6%
Oportunidades de Aprendizaje Especial
Certificación de Profesor
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate courses offered, programs not offered
Estudio en el extranjero
Servicios Estudiantiles
Servicios de refuerzo
Servicio de consejería académica/profesional
Servicios de empleo para estudiantes
Servicios de colocación para los que completen
Cuido diurno para hijos de estudiantes en el campus
Crédito Aceptado
Doble Crédito
Créditos de Colocación Avanzada
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty12756
Instructional12756
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-21
Instructional-6
Research-15
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Gastos Detallados2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
Matrícula y cuotas
Residentes del Estado$9,193$9,802$10,114$10,4363.2%
No Residentes del Estado$20,497$21,274$21,586$21,9081.5%
Libros y materiales$1,300$1,300$1,300$1,3000.0%
Planes de alojamiento
En el Campus
Alojamiento y comida$9,446$9,546$9,635$10,1505.3%
Otros$2,763$3,024$3,024$3,0691.5%
Fuera del Campus
Alojamiento y comida$9,693$10,332$11,547$11,7992.2%
Otros$2,763$3,024$3,024$3,0691.5%
Fuera del Campus con Familia
Otros$2,610$3,024$2,871$3,0696.9%
Gastos totales2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
Residentes del Estado
En el Campus$22,702$23,672$24,073$24,9553.7%
Fuera del Campus$22,949$24,458$25,985$26,6042.4%
Fuera del Campus con Familia$13,103$14,126$14,285$14,8053.6%
No Residentes del Estado
En el Campus$34,006$35,144$35,545$36,4272.5%
Fuera del Campus$34,253$35,930$37,457$38,0761.7%
Fuera del Campus con Familia$24,407$25,598$25,757$26,2772.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2019-2020
Tuition$16,048
Fees$1,323
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019
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 aid147495%————
Grant or scholarship aid43687%$2,991,580$6,861
Federal grants14028%$637,339$4,552
Pell grants13828%$600,839$4,354
Other federal grants7715%$36,500$474
State/local government grant or scholarships18437%$353,594$1,922
Institutional grants or scholarships42485%$2,000,647$4,719
Student loan aid28958%$1,893,136$6,551
Federal student loans28958%$1,447,074$5,007
Other student loans326%$446,062$13,939
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,861$12,494,741$6,714
Pell grants549$2,410,155$4,390
Federal student loans1,046$7,594,696$7,261
  • 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.

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.
2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Average net price$16,790$17,230$17,328
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 Income2016-20172017-20182018-2019
$0 – $30,000$12,552$13,562$13,018
$30,001 – $48,000$15,001$13,421$14,744
$48,001 – $75,000$17,989$17,507$15,866
$75,001 – $110,000$18,946$19,099$19,264
$110,001 and more$20,629$20,788$21,264
  • 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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Otoño 2019
Matrícula total3,487
Matrícula de subgraduados3,073
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment122
Graduate enrollment414
Estatus de Asistencia SubgraduadaGénero del Subgraduado
Estatus de Asistencia Subgraduada:
Tiempo completo: 57%
Tiempo parcial: 43%Género del Subgraduado:
Hombre: 53%
Mujer: 47%
Raza/origen del Subgraduado
Raza/origen del Subgraduado:
Nativo Americano/Nativo de Alaska: 1%
Asiático: 0%
Afro-Americano no Hispano: 5%
Hispano: 19%
Isleño del Pacífico: 1%
Caucásico no Hispano: 58%
Two or more races: 3%
Raza/origen desconocido: 14%
Extranjero no-residente: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 91%
25 and over: 9%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 75%
Out-of-state: 25%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Otoño 2018.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Tiempo completo: 74%
Tiempo parcial: 26%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 7%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 87%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 52%
Enrolled in some distance education: 30%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 17%
Cuota de aplicación subgraduada (2019-2020): $30
Admisión de Subgraduados Otoño 2019
TotalHombreMujer
Número de aplicantes2,5041,2331,271
Porcentaje admitido84%83%85%
Porcentaje admitido matriculado22%25%18%
Consideraciones para AdmisiónRequerido(a)Recomendado(a)Considered but not required
GPA (calificación media) de la escuela secundariaX
Rango de la escuela secundariaX
Historial de la escuela secundariaX
Finalización de programa de preparación universitariaX
RecomendacionesX
Puntuaciones del SAT/ACTX
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language/Prueba de Inglés como Idioma Extranjero)X
Puntuaciones: Otoño 2019 (estudiantes primerizos matriculados)
Puntuaciones sometidas de Estudiantes NúmeroPorcentaje
SAT38685%
ACT15133%
Resultados de Examen25to Porcentaje*75to Porcentaje**
NOTAS:
*  25% de los estudiantes calificaron o por debajo
** 25% de los estudiantes calificaron o sobre
  • Los datos aplican para estudiantes que buscan su primer grado/certificado.
  • Se solicita a las instituciones reportar estas puntuaciones solamente si se requieren para admisión.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing500610
SAT Math500590
ACT Composite2026
ACT English1926
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:
Estudiantes a tiempo completo: 65%
Estudiantes a tiempo parcial: 13%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2018 and Returned in Fall 2019
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, 25 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2019.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013
Índice total de graduación:
Índice total de graduación: 51%
Índice de transferencias: 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
Índice de licenciaturas:
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-años: 21%
6-años: 41%
8-años: 44%
[Began in Fall 2013]
4-años: 28%
6-años: 51%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2011 or Fall 2013
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Hombre: 48%
Mujer: 56%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 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:
Nativo Americano/Nativo de Alaska: 100%
Asiático: 25%
Afro-Americano no Hispano: 39%
Hispano: 29%
Isleño del Pacífico: 100%
Caucásico no Hispano: 55%
Two or more races: 65%
Raza/origen desconocido: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 43%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 41%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 27%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 44%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 61%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 53%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 65%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 29%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 20%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 40%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 33%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
Finalización (Number of awards conferred) 2018-2019
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
clasificar porProgramaLicenciaturaMaestríaPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Los datos mostrados son para primeras especializaciones.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General48--
Exercise Physiology-5-
Total de categorías485-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting13--
Business Administration and Management, General88--
Total de categorías101--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric14--
Total de categorías14--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Programming/Programmer, General8--
Total de categorías8--
Education
Education, General-53-
Elementary Education and Teaching9--
Total de categorías953-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-130
English Language and Literature, General10--
Total de categorías10130
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature2--
Total de categorías2--
History
History, General7--
Total de categorías7--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0--
Total de categorías0--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General6--
Total de categorías6--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies2729-
Total de categorías2729-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science44--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies40--
Total de categorías84--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General5--
Geology/Earth Science, General12--
Total de categorías17--
Psychology
Psychology, General26--
Total de categorías26--
Social Sciences
Anthropology4--
Economics, General8--
Political Science and Government, General5--
Sociology16--
Total de categorías33--
Visual and Performing Arts
Fine and Studio Arts Management-1-
Fine/Studio Arts, General15--
Music, General2--
Total de categorías171-
Gran total4091010
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
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2018-2019
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 44
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 7
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 4
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 2
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: $7,762
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $7,021
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,684
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
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: 73%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2018-2019 Atletas Universitarios
NCAA Division II with footballHombresMujeres
All Track Combined14197
Basketball1815
Football116
Soccer28
Swimming and Diving38
Volleyball17
Wrestling34
Acreditación Institucional
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1915)08/31/2023
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programsAccredited (09/01/1973 - 08/01/2014)
  • (!) Fecha estimada
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/107938.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape511
d. Fondling002
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery100
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary230
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence120
c. Stalking110
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations291625
c. Liquor law violations111118
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.040
b. Drug abuse violations285646
c. Liquor law violations174130124
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape511
d. Fondling001
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary220
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence120
c. Stalking000
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations251325
c. Liquor law violations81016
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.040
b. Drug abuse violations275346
c. Liquor law violations171129122
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate7.8%6.0%6.7%
Number in default433337
Number in repayment549548550
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)