University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, a public institution, offers a variety of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Colorado Springs, CO, the campus resides in an urban setting for students to study in. Approximately nine thousand students enroll at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs annually.
Areas of study offered at UCCS include:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Communications And Journalism
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
- Health And Clinical Professions
- English Language And Literature
Students applying for admission are usually asked to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the school. A SAT or ACT exam is required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 970 - 1190 for the SAT exam and in a range of 20 - 26 on the ACT is common among students admitted to UCCS. 68% of applicants are admitted to this school, of which 39 percent choose to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found here.
Tuition & fees at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs approximately $7,100 per year, while out-of-state tuition costing $19,000 annually. Housing may be available for students who wish to live on-campus for around a cost of $8,800 annually. Some students at UCCS may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally provided in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
This school offers a variety of athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include but not limited to:
- Basketball (NCAA Division II)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
- Golf (NCAA Division II)
Students should visit the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs website to see a complete list of areas of study, admissions information, and more.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give you an idea of the students University of Colorado at Colorado Springs accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is about 12,000. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 14% enrolling as graduate students and 83% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $14,100. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $50 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- In-State Tuition: $6,400-$7,700
- Nonresident Student Tuition: $17,000-$20,020
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $270-$320 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $700-$830 per credit unit
- on campus dorms & meals are estimated to cost around $11,000
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||77%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||58%||$4,779|
|Receiving Student Loans||49%||$6,345|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs may offer services to students like:
- Online classes
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care
The overall graduation rate of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is around 46%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||26%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||16%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||4%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
- Dietetics Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
UCCS is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Basketball (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference)
- Track and Field (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by University of Colorado at Colorado Springs by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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