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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:  13,123 (10,951 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Admissionswww.uccs.edu/admissions.html
Apply Onlinewww.uccs.edu/admissions/applynow.html
Financial Aidwww.uccs.edu/finaid.html
Net Price Calculatorwww.uccs.edu/ir/standard-reports/net-price-calculators.html
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.uccs.edu/~military/
Disability Serviceswww.uccs.edu/~disability/
Athletic Graduation Ratesgomountainlions.com/sports/2016/8/23/department-resources.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
Doctoral Universities: High 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
6%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
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 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty465348
Instructional439332
Research and public service2616
Total graduate assistants-54
Instructional-45
Research-9
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 year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees
In-state$7,692$8,042$8,314$8,5232.5%
Out-of-state$17,988$18,770$19,498$20,0672.9%
Books and supplies$1,800$1,800$1,800$1,8000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,900$9,900$10,400$10,9205.0%
Other$4,600$4,600$4,600$4,6000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,400$10,400$9,900$11,08011.9%
Other$4,600$4,600$4,600$4,6000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,600$4,600$4,600$4,6000.0%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
In-state
On Campus$23,992$24,342$25,114$25,8432.9%
Off Campus$24,492$24,842$24,614$26,0035.6%
Off Campus with Family$14,092$14,442$14,714$14,9231.4%
Out-of-state
On Campus$34,288$35,070$36,298$37,3873.0%
Off Campus$34,788$35,570$35,798$37,5474.9%
Off Campus with Family$24,388$25,170$25,898$26,4672.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
In-state tuition$13,206
In-state fees$0
Out-of-state tuition$25,022
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, 2017-2018
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 aid11,63184%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,33169%$8,032,691$6,035
Federal grants60931%$2,794,946$4,589
Pell grants60931%$2,673,846$4,391
Other federal grants19010%$121,100$637
State/local government grant or scholarships37719%$1,316,848$3,493
Institutional grants or scholarships1,08556%$3,920,897$3,614
Student loan aid90647%$5,720,346$6,314
Federal student loans88446%$4,480,677$5,069
Other student loans854%$1,239,669$14,584
  • 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 aid14,422$21,408,075$4,841
Pell grants3,481$13,995,149$4,020
Federal student loans4,675$31,242,687$6,683
  • 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.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$15,248$15,427$15,645
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 Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$12,047$12,440$12,183
$30,001 – $48,000$12,548$13,045$12,639
$48,001 – $75,000$16,912$16,048$16,199
$75,001 – $110,000$19,949$19,209$19,866
$110,001 and more$20,393$19,498$20,020
  • 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 2018
Total enrollment13,123
Undergraduate enrollment10,951
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment994
Graduate enrollment2,172
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: 4%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 19%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 63%
Two or more races: 8%
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: 84%
Out-of-state: 15%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 20%
Part-time: 80%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 26%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 68%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 37%
Enrolled in some distance education: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 46%
Undergraduate application fee (2018-2019): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants10,1164,1275,989
Percent admitted91%90%92%
Percent admitted who enrolled22%28%19%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT1,66481%
ACT80039%
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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing510610
SAT Math500600
ACT Composite2026
ACT English2026
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: 69%
Part-time students: 40%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
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, 58 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 45%
Transfer-out rate: 35%
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 2010]
4-year: 25%
6-year: 47%
8-year: 50%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 24%
6-year: 45%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
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: 43%
Female: 46%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 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: 33%
Asian: 45%
Black or African American: 29%
Hispanic/Latino: 40%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 33%
White: 47%
Two or more races: 41%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Non-resident alien: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 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 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 49%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 36%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 45%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 37%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 51%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 35%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 38%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 34%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 25%
Enrolled at same institution: 8%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 40%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 37%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 62%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 60%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 24%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 64%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 43%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 53%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 24%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 40%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 36%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
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, Other5---
Category total5---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry11---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General107---
Exercise Physiology31---
Category total149---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-8-0
Business Administration and Management, General331d88d--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other---1d
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other---0d
Marketing/Marketing Management, General---0d
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management---7d
Project Management---0d
Research and Development Management---2d
Category total331d96d-10d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General127d11--
Category total127d11--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance2---
Computer Science5121--
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation8---
Category total6121--
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-54--
Curriculum and Instruction-32d--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching13---
Educational Evaluation and Research--5-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-37d--
Elementary Education and Teaching30---
Special Education and Teaching, General-8--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor---1
Category total43131d51
Engineering
Computer Engineering, General22---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering3212--
Engineering, General-24d13-
Engineering, Other2---
Mechanical Engineering858--
Category total14144d13-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General82---
Category total82---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature8---
Category total8---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other---2d
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General70d---
Public Health, Other---0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse193d34d4d7d
Category total263d34d4d9d
History
History, General4914--
Category total4914--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration85d15d-4d
Homeland Security---8d
Securities Services Administration/Management---8d
Category total85d15d-20d
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-3--
Mathematics, General14---
Category total143--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences-43--
Natural Sciences--2-
Category total-432-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy14---
Category total14---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General8---
Physics, General12---
Category total20---
Psychology
Psychology, General165193-
Category total165193-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-33d-14d
Category total-33d-14d
Social Sciences
Anthropology14---
Economics, General30---
Geography71---
Geography, Other-6--
Political Science and Government, General27---
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods---3d
Social Sciences, Other---0
Sociology35d11--
Category total177d17-3d
Visual and Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts, General47---
Category total47---
Grand total1,7814812757
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
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 1002
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 165
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 47
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 35
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: $9,116
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $8,067
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,468
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,988
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
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II without footballMenWomen
All Track Combined186145
Baseball59
Basketball1616
Golf89
Lacrosse28
Soccer3034
Softball21
Volleyball18
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1970)8/31/2027
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in DieteticsAccredited since (10/24/2008)12/31/2025
Didactic Program in DieteticsPreaccredited (10/01/2004 - 10/24/2008)
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programsAccredited since (05/11/2007)12/31/2019
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levelsAccredited since (04/21/2010)TBD
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (09/29/2005)12/31/2020
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (04/20/2002)TBD
 No Longer Recognized  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 schoolsAccredited since (10/08/1993)6/20/2012
  • (!) Estimated date
  • 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/107345.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations351511
Liquor law violations201214
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations29128
Liquor law violations489
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape016
Fondling111
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery011
Aggravated assault025
Burglary423
Motor vehicle theft222
Arson200
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape016
Fondling010
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault022
Burglary201
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson100
  • (!) 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 Year201520142013
Default rate6.9%5.5%3.8%
Number in default17913190
Number in repayment2,5842,3552,351
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)