University Of Colorado Denver

University Of Colorado Denver

The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, or UCHSC, was initially part of the University of Colorado System. In 2004, it merged with the University of Colorado at Denver (UCD) to form the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. Since then, it has been renamed to University of Colorado Denver. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse fields of study. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Nursing
  • Graduate School
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Public Health

UCHSC has sports teams that participate in various sports such as football, volleyball, basketball, or softball in Intramural Sports.

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University of Colorado Denver
Denver , CO 80217-3364
General Phone: (303) 556-5600

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UCDHSC Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management748business management, accounting, finance, organizational behavior, international business, marketing
Liberal Arts519French language, Spanish language, English, English composition, technical and business writing, humanities, library science, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, ...
Medicine405neuroscience, dentistry, medicine, medical scientist, pharmacy, pharmaceutical chemistry, public health
Nursing and Emergency Medicine358registered nursing, nursing administration
Education and Teaching324curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, early childhood education
Therapy and Counseling309behavioral sciences, psychology, psychobiology, school psychology, educational psychology, physical therapy
Science231biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, biophysics, call and molecular biology, microbiology and immunology, physiology, pathology, toxicology, ...
Architecture and Planning183architecture, urban planning, environmental design, landscape architecture
Engineering176engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Media128communication studies
Family and Social Work123public administration
Music100music, various music studies
Computer Science and Engineering78computer and info science, information science
Fine Arts69fine arts
Medical Support and Technology61dental hygienist, physician assistant
Drama and Performing Arts44drama
Security and Law Enforcement30criminal justice and administration
Mathematics29mathematics, applied mathematics
Conservation and Resource Management14environmental science
Religion and Philosophy13philosophy
Medical Administration1health care administration

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree1,65650
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship8918
Bachelor's degree1,71831
Post-master's certificate352
Doctor's degree - professional practice4405
Doctor's degree - other51

UCDHSC Student Body

In 2007-2008, UCDHSC had a total enrollment of 21,658 students (16,764 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 90%
Part-Time 10%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 51%
Graduate 49%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 63%
Black 4%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 6%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 15%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 13%
18-19 10%
20-21 9%
22-24 16%
25-29 21%
30-34 11%
35-39 7%
40-49 8%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)3%

UCDHSC Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %
Part-Time 58 %

UCDHSC Room and Board (2007)

UCDHSC offers campus housing for 685 of its 16,764 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Denver, 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.

UCDHSC Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490600
SAT Math490590
ACT Verbal1825
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite1925

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT21%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT79%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

UCDHSC Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,394
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,366
Room and board $ 8,950
Room charge $ 6,200
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,750
Books and supplies $ 1,748
Other expenses $ 2,500

Financial Aid:
UCDHSC participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 450800)

UCDHSC Faculty

UCDHSC has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track536435
Non-tenured and not on tenure track6611,564

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year31$169,17517$133,498
Associate professorcalendar year26$131,16921$114,372
Assistant professorcalendar year12$107,94344$90,580
Instructorcalendar year2*28$77,737
All faculty totalcalendar year71$141,716110$98,486

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year70$106,82925$103,008
Associate professoracademic year86$80,64452$79,961
Assistant professoracademic year61$64,62443$65,874
Instructoracademic year91$47,72696$42,340
All faculty totalacademic year308$73,697216$63,104

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

UCDHSC Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Environmental Design/Architecture
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

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

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

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

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Special Education and Teaching, General

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International/Global Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical and Business Writing

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Physician Assistant

Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music, General
Music, Other

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

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Physics, General
Physiology, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Behavioral Sciences
Educational Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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UCDHSC Highlights

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What Sets UCDHSC Apart:

Number of students
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Number of degree programs
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% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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% students 40 years or older
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 10%UCDHSC % students 40 years or older
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%UCDHSC Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 14%UCDHSC Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in music
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% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%UCDHSC % of freshmen enrolled part-time
% of degrees in architecture and planning
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%UCDHSC % of degrees in architecture and planning
% of degrees in medicine
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%UCDHSC % of degrees in medicine
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 19%UCDHSC Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%UCDHSC Female % of student body
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%UCDHSC % of degrees in business and management

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