Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,896
2.68% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$16,260
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
18.6%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
27,232
68.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
23%
180 Graduates

About

Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs is a higher education institution located in El Paso County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs were General Business Administration & Management (1,209 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (465 degrees), and Information Technology (401 degrees).

In 2019, 5,814 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs. 57.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,410 degrees), 1.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1617 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs is $11,896, which is $−10,130 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs is $11,896, which is $−10,130 less 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 $16,260.

In 2019, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 74% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,896
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs was $11,896. The cost of tuition at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs is $−10,130 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$16,260
2019 Value
4%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,260. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs grew by 4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,837
Room and Board
$1,414
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs was of $7,837 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,414. The cost of room and board increased by 8.23% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 0.423% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
74%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.23% with respect to 2018, when 81% 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.
18.6%
2017 Default Rate
2787
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs was 18.6%, which represents 2787 out of the 14992 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 Technical University-Colorado Springs has a total enrollment of 27,232 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs is 18,592 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,640. This means that 68.3% of students enrolled at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30.6% White, 23.4% Black or African American, 3.56% Two or More Races, 1.32% Asian, 1.14% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.911% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.628% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (18.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (15.6%) and White Male (12.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (18.1%), followed by White Female (15.4%) and White Male (14.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,232 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs is 18,592 and the part-time enrollment is 8,640. This means that 68.3% of students enrolled at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

44%
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 Technical University-Colorado Springs was 44%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,324
  2. Black or African American
    6,382
  3. Two or More Races
    970

The enrolled student population at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs is 30.6% White, 23.4% Black or African American, 3.56% Two or More Races, 1.32% Asian, 1.14% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.911% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.628% 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.

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, 10,462 students (38.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 902 more women than men received degrees from Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs is white (2,410 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1617 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs is General Business Administration & Management (1,209 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (465 degrees) and Information Technology (401 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (624 degrees awarded), Business (3,599 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (871 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 Technical University-Colorado Springs are Registered nurses (1,468,127 people), Other managers (1,094,680 people), Accountants & auditors (1,033,235 people), Software developers (1,032,108 people), and Financial managers (536,306 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs are Protective Services (624 degrees awarded), Business (3,599 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (871 degrees), Health (689 degrees), and Engineering (28 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 Technical University-Colorado Springs are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs are Protective Services (624 degrees awarded), Business (3,599 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (871 degrees), Health (689 degrees), and Engineering (28 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 Technical University-Colorado Springs are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,836,700 people), Computer Systems Design (1,394,229 people), Elementary & secondary schools (785,756 people), Construction (674,336 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (669,709 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs are Protective Services (624 degrees awarded), Business (3,599 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (871 degrees), Health (689 degrees), and Engineering (28 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 Technical University-Colorado Springs.
Most Common
  1. 1209 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 465 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 401 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs was General Business Administration & Management with 1209 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,456
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,358
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,456 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs, which is 0.731 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,358).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 1212 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.647 times less than the 1872 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 1872 degrees were awarded to women at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.54 times more than the 1212 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
22%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 17% of students graduating from Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 23% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (40%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (40% 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, 8.89% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,410 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,617 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    1,141 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs is white (2,410 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1617 degrees).

19.6% of degree recipients (1,141 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,256 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,154 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    1,049 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs is white female (1,256 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,154 degrees).

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Operations

Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNk%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs had a total salary expenditure of $268M. Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs employs 52 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs are Female No academic ranks (30), Male No academic ranks(22), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs are: Sales and related, with 450 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 80 employees, and Management with 60 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$79.3M
2019 Salaries
4.19%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs paid a median of $79.3M in salaries, which represents 29.6% of their overall expenditure ($268M) and a 4.19% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.66% growth from 2017 and a 597% 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

$4.56M
Instructional Salaries
52
Number of Employees

In 2019, Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs paid a total of $4.56M to 52 employees working as instructors, which represents 5.75% 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

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
52 Employees
Sales and related
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
450 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs were No academic rank with 52 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs were Sales and related with 450 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 80 employees; and Management with 60 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs was Female No academic rank with 30 employees, Male No academic rank with 22 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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