Colorado College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$57,612
4.76% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$32,303
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.07%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
13.5%
9,456 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,123
98.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
89.5%
458 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 Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (42 degrees awarded), General Economics (42 degrees), and Sociology (36 degrees).

In 2019, 605 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado College. 58.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (411 degrees), 8.06 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (51 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado College is $57,612, which is $30,332 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado College is $57,612, which is $30,332 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,303.

In 2019, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 22% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$57,612
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Colorado College was $57,612. The cost of tuition at Colorado College is $30,332 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$32,303
2019 Value
13.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Colorado College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,303. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Colorado College grew by 13.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,512
Room and Board
$1,220
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colorado College was of $12,512 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,220. The cost of room and board increased by 3.61% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 0.813% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
22%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

50% of undergraduate students at Colorado College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 4.17% with respect to 2018, when 48% 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.
2.07%
2017 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Colorado College was 2.07%, which represents 4 out of the 193 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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Admissions

Colorado College received 9,456 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 10.6% annual growth. Out of those 9,456 applicants, 1,277 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 13.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,123 students enrolled at Colorado College in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Colorado College has an overall enrollment yield of 41.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

13.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,277
Accepted Out of 9,456

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Colorado College was 13.5% (1,277 admissions from 9,456 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 15%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 10.6%, while admissions declined by −0.468%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Colorado College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Colorado College has a total enrollment of 2,123 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado College is 2,094 students and the part-time enrollment is 29. This means that 98.6% of students enrolled at Colorado College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colorado College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.1% White, 9.14% Hispanic or Latino, 7.87% Two or More Races, 4.71% Asian, 2.68% Black or African American, 0.33% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.141% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colorado College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.4%), followed by White Male (30.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.22%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40%), followed by Asian Male (20%) and Asian Female (20%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colorado College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,123 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado College is 2,094 and the part-time enrollment is 29. This means that 98.6% of students enrolled at Colorado College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%
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 College was 96%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Colorado College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,382
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    194
  3. Two or More Races
    167

The enrolled student population at Colorado College is 65.1% White, 9.14% Hispanic or Latino, 7.87% Two or More Races, 4.71% Asian, 2.68% Black or African American, 0.33% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.141% 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% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 39 students (1.84%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 105 more women than men received degrees from Colorado College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Colorado College is white (411 degrees awarded). There were 8.06 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (51 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colorado College is Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (42 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (42 degrees) and Sociology (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 (26 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (40 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 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 College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (341,242 people), Other managers (289,443 people), Postsecondary teachers (192,627 people), Chief executives & legislators (130,886 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (122,500 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado College are Cultural & Gender Studies (26 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (40 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Social Sciences (154 degrees), and Physical Sciences (36 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Colorado College are Cultural & Gender Studies (26 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (40 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Social Sciences (154 degrees), and Physical Sciences (36 degrees).

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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 (385,800 people), Elementary & secondary schools (341,596 people), Legal services (260,943 people), Computer Systems Design (213,474 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (184,619 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado College are Cultural & Gender Studies (26 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (40 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Social Sciences (154 degrees), and Physical Sciences (36 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 College.
Most Common
  1. 42 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 42 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 36 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colorado College was Ecology & Evolutionary Biology with 42 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

250
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
355
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 250 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado College, which is 0.704 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (355).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado College in General Economics, which is 2.5 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 32 degrees were awarded to women at Colorado College in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, which is 3.2 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

82%
100% Completion Time
88%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 82% of students graduating from Colorado College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 88% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 89% 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 College is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    411 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    51 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colorado College is white (411 degrees awarded). There were 8.06 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (51 degrees).

1.49% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    245 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    166 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Colorado College is white female (245 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (166 degrees).

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Operations

Colorado College has an endowment valued at nearly $767M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $69M (8.99%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Colorado College had a total salary expenditure of $165M. Colorado College employs 87 Assistant professors, 69 Professors, and 58 Associate professors. Most academics at Colorado College are Female Assistant professors (51), Male Professors(41), and Male Assistant professors (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 126 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 119 employees, and Management with 103 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$767M
2019 Endowment
0.219%
growth from 2018

Colorado College has an endowment valued at about $767M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Colorado College grew 0.219% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $726M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $893k - Federal
  2. $384k - State
  3. $76.5k - Local

As of 2019, Colorado College received $893k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $384k from state grants and contracts, and $76.5k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$61.7M
2019 Salaries
5.09%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Colorado College paid a median of $61.7M in salaries, which represents 37.5% of their overall expenditure ($165M) and a 5.09% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.87% growth from 2017 and a 5.74% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.4M
Instructional Salaries
223
Number of Employees

In 2019, Colorado College paid a total of $22.4M to 223 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
87 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
126 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colorado College were Assistant professor with 87 employees; Professor with 69 employees; and Professor with 58 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado College were Office and Administrative Support with 126 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 119 employees; and Management with 103 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colorado College was Female Assistant professor with 51 employees, Male Professor with 41 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 36 employees.

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

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