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Western State College of Colorado

600 N Adams, Gunnison, CO

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Western State College of Colorado is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Gunnison, CO, which is a predominantly rural area. Western State College of Colorado has an annual student enrollment of about 2,300.

Students can pick from a few areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
  • Visual And Performing Arts
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Students applying for admission are most often asked to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. The majority of students accepted to Western State College of Colorado earn an SAT score in a range of 940 to 1130, or an ACT composite score between 19 to 24. This school accepts around 90 percent of applicants yearly. Of those students accepted, about 32 percent of students registered for enrollment. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The cost of tuition is different for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay nearly $6,000, while nonresidents pay $17,000 annually. Student housing is available for students, and generally costs about $5,100 for the year. Western State College of Colorado may provide financial aid for students that are eligible in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Athletic programs are available at Western State College of Colorado through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate athletics. Available athletic programs offered may include but not limited to:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)
  • Volleyball (NCAA Division II)

For a complete list of areas of study, programs, enrollment information, admissions information, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.western.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the candidates Western State College of Colorado accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Western State College of Colorado is about 2,700. The student body is made up of 89% undergraduate students and 17% graduate students.

$15,200

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,200. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $30 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

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • In-State Tuition: $5,800-$7,000
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $17,000-$20,220
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $240-$290 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $700-$840 per unit

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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid92%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships83%$5,861
Receiving Student Loans59%$6,465
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Western State College of Colorado may offer student services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Western State College of Colorado is close to 42%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years23%
Graduating in 5 Years17%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1973)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Western State College of Colorado is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference)
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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Programs Offered

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 Western State College of Colorado 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

Education

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

History

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
97.61%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
92%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
16:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$6,798