Colorado College

Add Comparison

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$50,472

3.9% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$23,812

After Financial Aid

2016 Acceptance Rate

16%

7,894 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,114

99.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

86.5%

463 Graduates

About

Colorado College is a higher education institution located in El Paso County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Colorado College were General Economics (52 degrees awarded), Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (40 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (36 degrees).

In 2016, 565 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado College. 55% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (383 degrees), 8.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (47 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado College is $50,472, which is $26,057 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado College is $50,472, which is $26,057 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,812.

In 2016, 47% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$50,472

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Colorado College was $50,472. The cost of tuition at Colorado College is $26,057 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

This chart compares the tuition costs of Colorado College (in red) with those of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price

$23,812

2016 Value

13.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Colorado College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,812. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Colorado College grew by 13.2%.

This chart compares the average net price of Colorado College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Other Student Expenses

$11,215

Room and Board

$1,248

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colorado College was of $11,215 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,248. The cost of room and board increased by 4.31% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 0.637% during the same period.

This chart compares the average student costs at Colorado College (in red) with that of similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

31%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Colorado College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 4.08% with respect to 2015, when 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Colorado College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

0%

2015 Default Rate

0

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Colorado College was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 230 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Admissions

Colorado College received 7,894 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.06% annual decline. Out of those 7,894 applicants, 1,262 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 16% acceptance rate.

There were 2,114 students enrolled at Colorado College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Colorado College has an overall enrollment yield of 42.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

16%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,262

Accepted Out of 7,894

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Colorado College was 16% (1,262 admissions from 7,894 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 17.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -2.06%, while admissions declined by -8.62%.

This chart compares the acceptance rate of Colorado College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Colorado College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

This chart shows the SAT scores for the 25th and 75th percentile of applicants broken out into each section of the test that their are evaluated on.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment

Colorado College has a total enrollment of 2,114 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado College is 2,097 students and the part-time enrollment is 17. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at Colorado College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colorado College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.5% White, 8.94% Hispanic or Latino, 8.66% Two or More Races, 4.12% Asian, 2.65% Black or African American, 0.52% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colorado College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35%), followed by White Male (31%) and Two or More Races Female (5.18%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (30.8%), followed by White Male (30.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.69%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colorado College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,114 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado College is 2,097 and the part-time enrollment is 17. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at Colorado College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

This chart shows the full-time vs part-time enrollment status at Colorado College (in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Retention Rate over Time

96%

2016 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 College was 96%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Colorado College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

This chart shows the retention rate over time at Colorado College (highlighted in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,385

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    189

  3. Two or More Races

    183

The enrolled student population at Colorado College is 65.5% White, 8.94% Hispanic or Latino, 8.66% Two or More Races, 4.12% Asian, 2.65% Black or African American, 0.52% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 27 students (1.28%) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Graduates

In 2016, 57 more women than men received degrees from Colorado College. The majority of degree recipients at Colorado College are white (383 degrees awarded). There were 8.15 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (47 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colorado College is General Economics (52 degrees awarded), followed by Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (40 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (36 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Colorado College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (20 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (24 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado College are Miscellaneous managers (320,689 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (318,911 people), Postsecondary teachers (195,173 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (169,026 people), and Chief executives & legislators (112,183 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado College are Cultural & Gender Studies (20 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (24 degrees), Social Sciences (167 degrees), and Physical Sciences (32 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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 College are Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Colorado College are Cultural & Gender Studies (20 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (24 degrees), Social Sciences (167 degrees), and Physical Sciences (32 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado College are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (369,579 people), Elementary & secondary schools (316,661 people), Legal services (256,204 people), Hospitals (191,537 people), and Computer Systems Design (167,964 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado College are Cultural & Gender Studies (20 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (24 degrees), Social Sciences (167 degrees), and Physical Sciences (32 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Colorado College.

Most Common

  1. 52 degrees awarded

  2. 40 degrees awarded

  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colorado College was General Economics with 52 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree recipients from bachelors degree programs at Colorado College according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 254

  2. 311

In 2016, 254 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado College, which is 0.817 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (311).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Colorado College by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado College in General Economics, which is 1.36 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 23 degrees were awarded to women at Colorado College in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, which is 1.35 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Time to Complete

81%

100% Completion Time

86%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 81% of students graduating from Colorado College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 86% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 87% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Colorado College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    383 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    47 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colorado College is white (383 degrees awarded). There were 8.15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (47 degrees).

3.01% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    199 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    184 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Colorado College is white female (199 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (184 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Operations

Colorado College has an endowment valued at nearly $687M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $27.7M (4.03%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Colorado College had a total expenditure of $130M. Of that $130M, they spent $54M on salaries and $130M on benefits.

Colorado College employs 69 Professors, 67 Assistant professors, and 55 Associate professors. Most academics at Colorado College are Male Professors (44), Female Assistant professors(42), and Male Associate professors (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 127 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 101 employees, and Management with 86 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$687M

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

Colorado College has an endowment valued at about $687M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Colorado College grew 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $654M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Colorado College (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.09M - Federal

  2. $268k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Colorado College received $1.09M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $268k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$54M

Salary Expenditure

$130M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Colorado College had a total expenditure of $130M. Of that $130M, they spent $54M on salaries and $130M on benefits.

The bar chart shows the share of the primary expenses at Colorado College over time, and the line chart shows the expenditure for solely salaries and benefits over time compared to the median for the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification grouping.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Colorado College as a share of total expenditure.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Salary Expenditure

$54M

2015 Salaries

12.5%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Colorado College paid a median of $54M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($130M) and a 12.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.64% growth from 2013 and a 1.62% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructional Salaries

$18.9M

Instructional Salaries

197

Number of Employees

In 2015, Colorado College paid a total of $18.9M to 197 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

69 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

127 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colorado College were Professor with 69 employees; Assistant professor with 67 employees; and Assistant professor with 55 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado College were Office and Administrative Support with 127 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 101 employees; and Management with 86 employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colorado College was Male Professor with 44 employees, Female Assistant professor with 42 employees, and Male Associate professor with 33 employees.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart