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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Data & Information Overview

185 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
95% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Ranked?

#953 Best Colleges in Nation
#16 Best Colleges in CO
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was awarded 185 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement & firefighting.

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Overall Quality

UCCS is ranked #953 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 33 colleges in Colorado, UCCS is ranked at #16.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UCCS?

95% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 95%, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Faculty

16 to 1 Student to Faculty
59% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is about average at 16 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is 59%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  59 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

67% Freshmen Retention
25% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is 67%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  67 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 25% for first-time, full-time students at UCCS, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  25 out of 100

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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,782 Full-Time Undergraduates
35.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
53.3% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,288 undergraduates at UCCS with 7,782 being full-time and 2,506 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Cost?

$15,648 Net Price
36% Take Out Loans
$31,668 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UCCS is $15,648. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UCCS

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,543 $11,395 $15,342 $19,725 $20,640

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UCCS, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UCCS, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $7,917 a year. That adds up to $31,668 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UCCS is 4.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UCCS Graduates Make?

$47,797 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UCCS make about $47,797 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future UCCS graduates since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Colorado State
7,782 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for UCCS are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Phone: 719-255-3000

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Majors

52 Majors With Completions
2,114 Undergraduate Degrees
585 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 52 majors graduated from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Of these students, 2,114 received undergraduate degrees and 585 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 348 $41,745
Nursing 175 $59,473
Criminal Justice & Corrections 162 $33,239
General Psychology 158 $30,103
Communication & Media Studies 157 $32,374
General Biology 146 $31,761
Mechanical Engineering 96 $58,567
Teacher Education Grade Specific 95 $33,256
Computer Science 82 $67,849
Geography & Cartography 72 $31,890

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UCCS

51% Take At Least One Class Online
13% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 6,080 students took at least one online class at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. This is an increase from the 5,666 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 6,080 1,595
2019-2020 5,666 1,458
2018-2019 4,854 1,433
2017-2018 4,627 1,383
2016-2017 3,931 1,273

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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