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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$17,616 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
2,191 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
76.2% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
215 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Western State Colorado University is $6,312, which is $679 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $17,616, which is 279% of the cost for in-state students, and is $760 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,780.

In 2016, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Western State Colorado University received 2,191 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 34.3% annual growth. Out of those 2,191 applicants, 2,013 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,908 students enrolled at Western State Colorado University in 2016, and 19% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Western State Colorado University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Western State Colorado University has a total enrollment of 2,908 students. The full-time enrollment at Western State Colorado University is 2,217 students and the part-time enrollment is 691. This means that 76.2% of students enrolled at Western State Colorado University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western State Colorado University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.2% White, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.23% Two or More Races, 2.82% Black or African American, 0.79% Asian, 0.69% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.41% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western State Colorado University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (29.1%), followed by White Female (19.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (4.99%), followed by White Male (2.51%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.55%).

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In 2016, 88 fewer women than men graduated from Western State Colorado University. The majority of students graduating from Western State Colorado University are White. These 357 graduates mean that there were 5.41 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 66 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Western State Colorado University is General Business Administration & Management with 91 graduates, followed by General Biological Sciences with 38 graduates and Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 35 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Western State Colorado University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Natural Resources & Conservation, with 55 graduates, followed by Parks, Recreation, & Leisure with 63 graduates and Physical Sciences with 23 graduates.


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Western State Colorado University has an endowment valued at nearly $14.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $151,137 (1.05%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Western State Colorado University had a total expenditure of $48.7M. Of that $48.7M, they spent $18.5M on salaries and $5.11M on benefits.

Western State Colorado University employs 41 Professors, 36 Lecturers, and 27 Assistant professors. Most academics at Western State Colorado University are Male Professors (27), Female Lecturers (18), and Male Lecturers (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western State Colorado University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 41 employees, Service, with 35 employees, and Management with 30 employees.



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