Colorado Christian University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$21,810

2.46% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$25,198

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.77%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

7,398

31.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

49%

147 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 (96 degrees awarded), General Psychology (88 degrees), and Registered Nursing (82 degrees).

In 2017, 1,062 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado Christian University. 67.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (796 degrees), 8.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (96 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado Christian University is $21,810, which is $1,077 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado Christian University is $21,810, which is $1,077 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,198.

In 2017, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$21,810

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Colorado Christian University was $21,810. The cost of tuition at Colorado Christian University is $1,077 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$25,198

2017 Value

0.595%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Colorado Christian University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,198. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Colorado Christian University grew by 0.595%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,613

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colorado Christian University was of $9,613 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.35% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 16.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

50%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Colorado Christian University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 29.4% with respect to 2016, when 51% 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.

6.77%

2016 Default Rate

115

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Colorado Christian University was 6.77%, which represents 115 out of the 1699 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 7,398 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado Christian University is 2,299 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,099. This means that 31.1% 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, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 10.7% Black or African American, 3.92% Two or More Races, 2.47% Asian, 0.784% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.392% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colorado Christian University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (47.1%), followed by White Male (28.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (54.7%), followed by White Male (16.1%) and Black or African American Female (7.41%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

31.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colorado Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,398 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado Christian University is 2,299 and the part-time enrollment is 5,099. This means that 31.1% of students enrolled at Colorado Christian University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

2017 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 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

    4,862

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    940

  3. Black or African American

    793

The enrolled student population at Colorado Christian University is 65.7% White, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 10.7% Black or African American, 3.92% Two or More Races, 2.47% Asian, 0.784% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.392% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 372 more women than men received degrees from Colorado Christian University. The majority of degree recipients at Colorado Christian University are white (796 degrees awarded). There were 8.29 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (96 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colorado Christian University is General Business Administration & Management (96 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (88 degrees) and Registered Nursing (82 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 (113 degrees awarded), Psychology (212 degrees), and Communications (48 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 (2,184,682 people), Accountants & auditors (1,146,531 people), Other managers (805,268 people), Financial managers (464,528 people), and Education administrators (396,436 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado Christian University are Theology (113 degrees awarded), Psychology (212 degrees), Communications (48 degrees), Education (117 degrees), and Business (306 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, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Colorado Christian University are Theology (113 degrees awarded), Psychology (212 degrees), Communications (48 degrees), Education (117 degrees), and Business (306 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 (3,451,564 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (718,410 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (579,428 people), Banking & related activities (561,531 people), and Computer Systems Design (535,911 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado Christian University are Theology (113 degrees awarded), Psychology (212 degrees), Communications (48 degrees), Education (117 degrees), and Business (306 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. 96 degrees awarded

  2. 88 degrees awarded

  3. 82 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colorado Christian University was General Business Administration & Management with 96 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 345

  2. 717

In 2017, 345 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado Christian University, which is 0.481 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (717).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 73 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado Christian University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.16 times more than the 63 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 101 degrees were awarded to women at Colorado Christian University in General Psychology, which is 5.05 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41%

100% Completion Time

47%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Colorado Christian University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 17% of graduates (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    796 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    96 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    60 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colorado Christian University is white (796 degrees awarded). There were 8.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (96 degrees).

3.48% of degree recipients (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    531 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    265 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Colorado Christian University is white female (531 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (265 degrees).

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Operations

Colorado Christian University has an endowment valued at nearly $4.46M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $617k (13.8%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Colorado Christian University had a total salary expenditure of $70.4M. Colorado Christian University employs 45 Assistant professors, 27 Professors, and 16 Associate professors. Most academics at Colorado Christian University are Male Assistant professors (24), Female Assistant professors(21), and Male Professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado Christian University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 138 employees, Management, with 55 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.46M

2017 Endowment

12.6%

growth from 2016

Colorado Christian University has an endowment valued at about $4.46M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Colorado Christian University grew 12.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $28.7M 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. $440k - Federal

  2. $1.65M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Colorado Christian University received $440k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.65M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$27.5M

2017 Salaries

5.53%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Colorado Christian University paid a median of $27.5M in salaries, which represents 39.1% of their overall expenditure ($70.4M) and a 5.53% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.44% growth from 2015 and a 6.52% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.91M

Instructional Salaries

89

Number of Employees

In 2017, Colorado Christian University paid a total of $5.91M to 89 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

45 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

138 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colorado Christian University were Assistant professor with 45 employees; Professor with 27 employees; and Professor with 16 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado Christian University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 138 employees; Management with 55 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 45 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colorado Christian University was Male Assistant professor with 24 employees, Female Assistant professor with 21 employees, and Male Professor with 14 employees.

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

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