Colorado Christian University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$23,502
3.45% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$26,476
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.7%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
7,587
29.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
51.8%
160 Graduates

About

Colorado Christian University is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Colorado Christian University were General Business Administration & Management (100 degrees awarded), General Psychology (99 degrees), and Registered Nursing (66 degrees).

In 2019, 1,237 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado Christian University. 68.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (850 degrees), 5.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (165 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado Christian University is $23,502, which is $1,476 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado Christian University is $23,502, which is $1,476 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,476.

In 2019, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,502
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Colorado Christian University was $23,502. The cost of tuition at Colorado Christian University is $1,476 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$26,476
2019 Value
5.77%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Colorado Christian University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,476. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Colorado Christian University grew by 5.77%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,997
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colorado Christian University was of $9,997 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.92% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
49%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at Colorado Christian University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.86% with respect to 2018, when 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
8.7%
2017 Default Rate
170
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Colorado Christian University was 8.7%, which represents 170 out of the 1954 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Colorado Christian University has a total enrollment of 7,587 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado Christian University is 2,218 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,369. This means that 29.2% of students enrolled at Colorado Christian University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colorado Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.7% White, 14.9% Hispanic or Latino, 9.54% Black or African American, 3.12% Two or More Races, 2.9% Asian, 0.804% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.33% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colorado Christian University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (48%), followed by White Male (28.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.54%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.1%), followed by White Male (20.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.77%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colorado Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,587 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado Christian University is 2,218 and the part-time enrollment is 5,369. This means that 29.2% of students enrolled at Colorado Christian University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Colorado Christian University was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Colorado Christian University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,986
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,133
  3. Black or African American
    724

The enrolled student population at Colorado Christian University is 65.7% White, 14.9% Hispanic or Latino, 9.54% Black or African American, 3.12% Two or More Races, 2.9% Asian, 0.804% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.33% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 457 more women than men received degrees from Colorado Christian University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Colorado Christian University is white (850 degrees awarded). There were 5.15 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (165 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colorado Christian University is General Business Administration & Management (100 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (99 degrees) and Registered Nursing (66 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Colorado Christian University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (154 degrees awarded), Psychology (282 degrees), and Education (131 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado Christian University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,700,213 people), Accountants & auditors (1,034,415 people), Other managers (904,720 people), Secondary school teachers (586,813 people), and Financial managers (538,628 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado Christian University are Theology (154 degrees awarded), Psychology (282 degrees), Education (131 degrees), Communications (51 degrees), and Business (334 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado Christian University are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Colorado Christian University are Theology (154 degrees awarded), Psychology (282 degrees), Education (131 degrees), Communications (51 degrees), and Business (334 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado Christian University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,465,844 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (761,392 people), Computer Systems Design (613,469 people), Banking & related activities (554,724 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (532,276 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado Christian University are Theology (154 degrees awarded), Psychology (282 degrees), Education (131 degrees), Communications (51 degrees), and Business (334 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Colorado Christian University.
Most Common
  1. 100 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 99 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 66 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colorado Christian University was General Business Administration & Management with 100 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

390
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
847
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 390 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado Christian University, which is 0.46 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (847).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 70 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado Christian University in Biblical Studies, which is 1.3 times more than the 54 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 108 degrees were awarded to women at Colorado Christian University in General Psychology, which is 4.32 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41%
100% Completion Time
49%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 41% of students graduating from Colorado Christian University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Colorado Christian University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.5% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    850 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    165 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    109 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colorado Christian University is white (850 degrees awarded). There were 5.15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (165 degrees).

3.15% of degree recipients (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    588 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    262 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    117 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Colorado Christian University is white female (588 degrees awarded). There were 2.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (262 degrees).

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Operations

Colorado Christian University has an endowment valued at nearly $4.93M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.84M (37.3%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Colorado Christian University had a total salary expenditure of $83M. Colorado Christian University employs 58 Assistant professors, 32 Professors, and 21 Associate professors. Most academics at Colorado Christian University are Male Assistant professors (36), Female Assistant professors(22), and Male Professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado Christian University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 152 employees, Management, with 61 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 52 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.93M
2019 Endowment
5.47%
growth from 2018

Colorado Christian University has an endowment valued at about $4.93M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Colorado Christian University grew 5.47% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.6M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $893k - Federal
  2. $2.19M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Colorado Christian University received $893k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.19M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$33.7M
2019 Salaries
11%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Colorado Christian University paid a median of $33.7M in salaries, which represents 40.7% of their overall expenditure ($83M) and a 11% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.6% growth from 2017 and a 5.53% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.13M
Instructional Salaries
111
Number of Employees

In 2019, Colorado Christian University paid a total of $8.13M to 111 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
58 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
152 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colorado Christian University were Assistant professor with 58 employees; Professor with 32 employees; and Professor with 21 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado Christian University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 152 employees; Management with 61 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 52 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colorado Christian University was Male Assistant professor with 36 employees, Female Assistant professor with 22 employees, and Male Professor with 19 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Colorado Christian University.

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