University Of Colorado At Colorado Springs

University Of Colorado At Colorado Springs

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, also known as UCCS, is a campus of the University of Colorado System, the state university system of Colorado. The U.S. News (2007) ranked UCCS as the seventh-best public regional university in the West. The university enrolls more than 6,000 undergraduate students and over 1,400 graduate students. UCCS offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • College of Business and Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
  • Graduate School of Public Affairs

UCCS' sports teams compete in the NCAA Division II School in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC). Their official mascot is the mountain lion.

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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs , CO 80918
General Phone: (719) 262-3000

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UCCS Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management347business management
Liberal Arts326Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, economics, geography, geography courses, political science, sociology, ...
Education and Teaching197curriculum and instruction, special ed, school counseling
Science147biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine141registered nursing
Media127communication studies
Therapy and Counseling122psychology, geropsychology
Engineering100engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Medicine42health professions
Computer Science and Engineering36computer and info science, computer engineering
Family and Social Work28public administration
Mathematics24mathematics, applied mathematics
Art Studies20art studies
Religion and Philosophy11philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for UCCS in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,16624
Master's degree49517
Doctor's degree73

UCCS Student Body

In 2007-2008, UCCS had a total enrollment of 8,660 students (7,211 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 92%
Part-Time 8%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 66%
Graduate 34%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 4%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 18%
20-21 20%
22-24 20%
25-29 16%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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

State unknown1%
New Mexico1%
(International Students)1%

UCCS Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %
Part-Time 44 %

UCCS Room and Board (2007)

UCCS offers campus housing for 900 of its 7,211 (full-time) students.

(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.

UCCS Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470600
SAT Math470610
SAT Writing450560
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math1926
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT30%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

UCCS Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,477
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,313
Room and board $ 7,204
Books and supplies $ 1,748
Other expenses $ 4,772

Financial Aid:
UCCS participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 450900)

UCCS Faculty

UCCS has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3244
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3876

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year59$95,80116$80,824
Associate professoracademic year28$74,51130$69,684
Assistant professoracademic year32$63,67844$59,987
Instructoracademic year29$40,46064$37,429
No academic rankacademic year1*2*
All faculty totalacademic year149$73,813156$54,440

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

UCCS Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Track Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports142034

UCCS Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Special Education and Teaching, General

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Geography, Other
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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UCCS Highlights

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What Sets UCCS Apart:

Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%UCCS Number of students
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%UCCS Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%UCCS % of freshmen enrolled part-time
% of degrees in science
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%UCCS % of degrees in science
% of degrees in media
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%UCCS % of degrees in media
% of degrees in mathematics
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%UCCS % of degrees in mathematics
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 18%UCCS Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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