University Of Northern Colorado

University Of Northern Colorado

Founded in 1889, the University of Northern Colorado, also referred to as UNC or Northern Colorado, is a coeducational public institution of higher education and research. It is located in Greeley, Colorado, United States. The university offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in diverse areas of study. UNC is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Natural and Health Sciences
  • College of Performing and Visual Arts
  • Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business

UNC's athletics department offers men and women sports teams which participate in a variety of sports. The teams are nicknamed the Bears. Their official mascot is Klawz the Bear.

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Contacting Northern Colorado

University of Northern Colorado
Carter Hall - Rm 4000
Greeley , CO 80639
General Phone: (970) 351-1890

Northern Colorado Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts713African-American studies, Hispanic-American studies, foreign language and literature, Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, social services, anthropology, economics, ...
Education and Teaching292educational administration, higher education administration, instructional media design, educational statistics, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, music teaching, reading teaching, ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy267parks and recreation management, exercise science, vocational counseling, rehabilitation, dietitian
Business and Management254business management
Therapy and Counseling224psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, educational psychology
Media166communication studies, journalism
Nursing and Emergency Medicine159registered nursing
Science120biology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry, chemistry courses, geology, physics
Medical Support and Technology97health service and sciences, audiology, speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology
Fine Arts77fine arts
Security and Law Enforcement75criminal justice and safety
Drama and Performing Arts64drama, stagecraft
Medical Administration27public health education
Family and Social Work7adult development and aging
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,03338
Master's degree54826
Post-master's certificate192
Doctor's degree7116

Northern Colorado Student Body

In 2007-2008, Northern Colorado had a total enrollment of 12,702 students (11,555 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 81%
Graduate 19%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 3%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 31%
20-21 28%
22-24 15%
25-29 9%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 5%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)1%

Northern Colorado Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %
Part-Time 41 %

Northern Colorado Room and Board (2007)

Northern Colorado offers campus housing for 3,030 of its 11,555 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Northern Colorado Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460580
SAT Math470590
SAT Writing460560
ACT Verbal1925
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT22%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Northern Colorado Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,680
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,082
Room and board $ 7,784
Room charge $ 4,120
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,664
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 4,277

Financial Aid:
Northern Colorado participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 134900)

Northern Colorado Faculty

Northern Colorado has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4550
Non-tenured and not on tenure track5999

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year89$83,85349$77,317
Associate professoracademic year46$62,99940$63,110
Assistant professoracademic year51$52,28876$52,430
Instructoracademic year1*5$47,770
Lectureracademic year40$36,83761$31,532
All faculty totalacademic year227$64,166231$53,939

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

Northern Colorado Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big Sky Conference
Basketball Big Sky Conference
Baseball Big Sky Conference
Track Big Sky Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports3073103

Northern Colorado Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Music, General

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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What Sets Northern Colorado Apart:

Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Northern Colorado Number of students
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 7%Northern Colorado Female % of student body
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Northern Colorado Number of degree programs
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Northern Colorado % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 10%Northern Colorado Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in drama and performing arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Northern Colorado % of degrees in drama and performing arts
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Northern Colorado Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Northern Colorado % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in fine arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Northern Colorado % of degrees in fine arts
% of degrees in media
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%Northern Colorado % of degrees in media
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Northern Colorado % of degrees in liberal arts
% of degrees in mathematics
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Northern Colorado % of degrees in mathematics

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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
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