Colorado College

Colorado College

The Colorado College, also known as CC, was established in 1874. This private coeducational liberal arts college sits on a 90-acre campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado. CC's recent enrollments have been more than 1,500 students every year.

Colorado College offers more than 80 different majors and minors to choose from. Students can opt for courses in art, history, computer science, music, neuroscience, math, economics, environmental science, English, Spanish, and French, among others. There are also specialized pre-professional advising and cooperative programs.

The athletics department of Colorado College fields men's and women's teams in soccer, ice hockey, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, swimming and diving, softball, track and field, tennis, volleyball, and water polo. The teams are nicknamed the Tigers. Students also enjoy an active Greek life with the presence of fraternities and sororities including Kappa Sigma, Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, and Kappa Kappa Gamma.

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Contacting Colorado College

Colorado College
14. E Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs , CO 80903
General Phone: (719) 389-6000

Colorado College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts320Asian studies, Regional studies, French studies, Hispanic-American studies, women's studies, comparative literature, Russian language, German language, Romance languages, ...
Science103biology, biochemistry, chemistry, geology, physics
Religion and Philosophy47philosophy, religion
Education and Teaching43elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher ed
Therapy and Counseling27psychology
Fine Arts25fine arts, art history and criticism
Conservation and Resource Management17environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts9dance, drama
Mathematics8mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Photography and Commercial Art7film studies
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science courses

Number of programs and degrees for Colorado College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree58742
Master's degree433

Colorado College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Colorado College had a total enrollment of 2,075 students (2,248 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 93%
Graduate 7%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 67%
Black 2%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 19%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 44%
20-21 44%
22-24 10%
25-29 1%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)4%
New York4%
New Mexico3%
New Jersey1%
Washington, DC1%
North Carolina1%
Rhode Island1%
New Hampshire1%

Colorado College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 96 %

Colorado College Room and Board (2007)

Colorado College offers campus housing for 1,524 of its 2,248 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Colorado Springs, Colorado for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Colorado Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Colorado College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal620700
SAT Math610700
SAT Writing620700
ACT Verbal2834
ACT Math2631
ACT Composite2832

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT58%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT41%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Colorado College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 36,044
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 36,044
Room and board $ 9,096
Room charge $ 5,024
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,072
Books and supplies $ 988
Other expenses $ 1,872

Financial Aid:
Colorado College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 134700)

Colorado College Faculty

Colorado College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2022
Non-tenured and not on tenure track129

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year51$118,39720$113,911
Associate professoracademic year23$78,61821$81,517
Assistant professoracademic year24$63,98724$65,006
Instructoracademic year2*5$55,700
No academic rankacademic year4$56,9041*
All faculty totalacademic year104$93,52971$82,686

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Colorado College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Division III Independents
Track Division III Independents

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports262147

Colorado College Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, Other

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
French Studies
German Language and Literature
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
International Economics
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Regional Studies (US, Canadian, Foreign)
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General


Music, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Colorado College Apart:

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