Colorado College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$60,390
4.82% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$27,319
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
0.5%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
13.6%
10,257 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,050
92.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
88%
483 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 (55 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (38 degrees), and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (34 degrees).

In 2020, 570 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado College. 57.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (369 degrees), 8.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (45 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado College is $60,390, which is $31,990 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado College is $60,390, which is $31,990 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,319.

In 2020, 48% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 22% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$60,390
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Colorado College was $60,390. The cost of tuition at Colorado College is $31,990 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$27,319
2020 Value
15.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Colorado College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,319. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Colorado College grew by 15.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,956
Room and Board
$1,240
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colorado College was of $12,956 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of room and board increased by 3.55% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.64% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

48%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
22%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

48% of undergraduate students at Colorado College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 4% with respect to 2019, when 50% 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.
0.5%
2018 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Colorado College was 0.5%, which represents 1 out of the 200 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 10,257 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 8.47% annual growth. Out of those 10,257 applicants, 1,395 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 13.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,050 students enrolled at Colorado College in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Colorado College has an overall enrollment yield of 38.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

13.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,395
Accepted Out of 10,257

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Colorado College was 13.6% (1,395 admissions from 10,257 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 13.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 8.47%, while admissions grew by 9.24%.

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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 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Colorado College has a total enrollment of 2,050 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado College is 1,893 students and the part-time enrollment is 157. This means that 92.3% of students enrolled at Colorado College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colorado College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.1% White, 11.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.12% Two or More Races, 4.83% Asian, 3.12% Black or African American, 0.585% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.293% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colorado College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.5%), followed by White Male (29.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (42.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (28.6%) and Black or African American Female (14.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colorado College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,050 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado College is 1,893 and the part-time enrollment is 157. This means that 92.3% of students enrolled at Colorado College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
2020 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 86%. 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
    1,315
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    233
  3. Two or More Races
    146

The enrolled student population at Colorado College is 64.1% White, 11.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.12% Two or More Races, 4.83% Asian, 3.12% Black or African American, 0.585% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.293% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 31 students (1.51%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 86 more women than men received degrees from Colorado College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Colorado College is white (369 degrees awarded). There were 8.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (45 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colorado College is General Economics (55 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (38 degrees) and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (34 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 (22 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (32 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 (22 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (32 degrees), Social Sciences (163 degrees), and Physical Sciences (33 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 (22 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (32 degrees), Social Sciences (163 degrees), and Physical Sciences (33 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 (22 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (32 degrees), Social Sciences (163 degrees), and Physical Sciences (33 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. 55 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 38 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 34 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colorado College was General Economics with 55 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

242
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
328
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 242 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado College, which is 0.738 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (328).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado College in General Economics, which is 1.29 times more than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 24 degrees were awarded to women at Colorado College in General Economics, which is 0.774 times less than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

84%
100% Completion Time
89%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 84% of students graduating from Colorado College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 89% 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 Sex

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Colorado College is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 4.35% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    369 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    45 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colorado College is white (369 degrees awarded). There were 8.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (45 degrees).

1.93% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    206 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    163 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Colorado College is white female (206 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (163 degrees).

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Operations

Colorado College has an endowment valued at nearly $769M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $28.9M (3.76%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Colorado College had a total salary expenditure of $163M. Colorado College employs 88 Assistant professors, 59 Associate professors, and 58 Professors. Most academics at Colorado College are Female Assistant professors (49), Male Assistant professors(39), and Female Associate professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 115 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 100 employees, and Management with 98 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$769M
2020 Endowment
0.245%
growth from 2019

Colorado College has an endowment valued at about $769M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Colorado College grew 0.245% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $729M 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. $1.37M - Federal
  2. $332k - State
  3. $96.3k - Local

As of 2020, Colorado College received $1.37M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $332k from state grants and contracts, and $96.3k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$70.1M
2020 Salaries
13.6%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Colorado College paid a median of $70.1M in salaries, which represents 43.1% of their overall expenditure ($163M) and a 13.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.09% growth from 2018 and a 7.87% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21.9M
Instructional Salaries
214
Number of Employees

In 2020, Colorado College paid a total of $21.9M to 214 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
88 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
115 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colorado College were Assistant professor with 88 employees; Associate professor with 59 employees; and Associate professor with 58 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado College were Office and Administrative Support with 115 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 100 employees; and Management with 98 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colorado College was Female Assistant professor with 49 employees, Male Assistant professor with 39 employees, and Female Associate professor with 32 employees.

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

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