Colorado College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$64,554
4.8% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$33,178
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.463%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
16.3%
7,846 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,203
97.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
86.1%
458 Graduates

About

Colorado College is a higher education institution located in El Paso County, CO. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Colorado College were General Political Science & Government (51 degrees awarded), General Economics (39 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (33 degrees).

In 2022, 540 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado College. 58.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (323 degrees), 5.38 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (60 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado College is $64,554, which is $36,224 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Colorado College is $64,554, which is $36,224 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,178.

In 2022, 57% of undergraduate students attending Colorado College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 24% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$64,554
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Colorado College was $64,554. The cost of tuition at Colorado College is $36,224 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$33,178
2022 Value
9.86%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Colorado College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,178. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Colorado College grew by 9.86%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,668
Room and Board
$1,240
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colorado College was of $13,668 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.06% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
24%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Colorado College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 7.55% with respect to 2021, when 53% 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.
0.463%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Colorado College was 0.463%, which represents 1 out of the 216 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 7,846 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 28.5% annual growth. Out of those 7,846 applicants, 1,279 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 16.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,203 students enrolled at Colorado College in 2022. 34% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Colorado College has an overall enrollment yield of 41.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

16.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,279
Accepted Out of 7,846

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Colorado College was 16.3% (1,279 admissions from 7,846 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 14.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 28.5%, while admissions declined by −18.2%..

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SAT Scores

34%
Submission Percentage (2022)
180
Scores Submitted (2022)

34% of enrolled first-time students at Colorado College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Colorado College had a total enrollment of 2,203 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Colorado College is 2,151 students and the part-time enrollment is 52. This means that 97.6% of students enrolled at Colorado College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colorado College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.8% White, 10.9% Hispanic or Latino, 6.9% Two or More Races, 4.58% Asian, 3.04% Black or African American, 0.363% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.182% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colorado College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.3%), followed by White Male (31.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.58%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (62.5%), followed by Asian Female (12.5%) and Black or African American Female (12.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colorado College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,203 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado College is 2,151 and the part-time enrollment is 52. This means that 97.6% of students enrolled at Colorado College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%
2022 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 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Colorado College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,472 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    241 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    152 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Colorado College is 66.8% White, 10.9% Hispanic or Latino, 6.9% Two or More Races, 4.58% Asian, 3.04% Black or African American, 0.363% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.182% 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 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 23 students (1.04%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 90 more women than men received degrees from Colorado College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Colorado College is white (323 degrees awarded). There were 5.38 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (60 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colorado College is General Political Science & Government (51 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (39 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (33 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Social Sciences (149 degrees awarded), History (21 degrees), and Physical Sciences (30 degrees).

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 (512,623 people), Physicians (492,457 people), Other managers (449,482 people), Postsecondary teachers (358,946 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (317,852 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado College in 2022 are Social Sciences (149 degrees awarded), History (21 degrees), Physical Sciences (30 degrees), Biology (90 degrees), and English (21 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Colorado College are Social Sciences (149 degrees awarded), History (21 degrees), Physical Sciences (30 degrees), Biology (90 degrees), and English (21 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 College are Elementary & secondary schools (777,950 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (772,662 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (653,364 people), Legal services (406,861 people), and Computer Systems Design (338,316 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado College are Social Sciences (149 degrees awarded), History (21 degrees), Physical Sciences (30 degrees), Biology (90 degrees), and English (21 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 51 degrees awarded
  2. 39 degrees awarded
  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colorado College was General Political Science & Government with 51 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

225
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
315
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 225 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado College, which is 0.714 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (315).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 26 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado College in General Economics, which is 2 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado College in General Political Science & Government, which is 1.55 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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

In 2022, 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Colorado College is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 1.09% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    323 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    60 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colorado College is white (323 degrees awarded). There were 5.38 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (60 degrees).

3.89% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    185 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    138 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Colorado College is white female (185 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (138 degrees).

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Operations

Colorado College has an endowment valued at nearly $823M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−7.97%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Colorado College had a total salary expenditure of 166M. Colorado College employs 75 Assistant professors, 72 Associate professors and 60 Professors. Most academics at Colorado College are Female Associate professor (45), Male Assistant professor (39), and Female Assistant professor (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 114 employees, Management, with 100 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 97 employees.

Endowment

$823M
2022 Endowment
9.43%
decline from 2021

Colorado College has an endowment valued at about $823M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Colorado College declined 9.43% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $774M 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. $4.75M - Federal
  2. $373k - State
  3. $7.43M - Local

As of 2022, Colorado College received $4.75M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $373k from state grants and contracts, and $7.43M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$62.2M
2022 Salaries
2.31%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Colorado College paid a median of $62.2M in salaries, which represents 37.6% of their overall expenditure ($166M) and a 2.31% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.7M
Instructional Salaries
213
Number of Employees

In 2022, Colorado College paid a total of $22.7M to 213 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
75 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
114 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colorado College were Assistant professor with 75 employees, Associate professor with 72 employees, and Professor with 60 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado College were Office and Administrative Support with 114 employees, Management with 100 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 97 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colorado College was Female Associate professor with 45 employees, Male Assistant professor with 39 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 36 employees.

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

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