Colorado College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$52,380

3.78% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$29,528

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.26%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

15.1%

8,223 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,118

99.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

86.5%

463 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 (47 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (36 degrees), and Sociology (32 degrees).

In 2017, 595 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado College. 56.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (387 degrees), 7.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (53 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado College is $52,380, which is $27,186 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado College is $52,380, which is $27,186 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,528.

In 2017, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 34% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$52,380

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Colorado College was $52,380. The cost of tuition at Colorado College is $27,186 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$29,528

2017 Value

24%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Colorado College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,528. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Colorado College grew by 24%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,668

Room and Board

$1,248

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colorado College was of $11,668 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,248. The cost of room and board increased by 4.04% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

34%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at Colorado College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 17% with respect to 2016, when 47% 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.

2.26%

2016 Default Rate

4

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Colorado College was 2.26%, which represents 4 out of the 177 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 8,223 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.17% annual growth. Out of those 8,223 applicants, 1,244 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 15.1% acceptance rate.

There were 2,118 students enrolled at Colorado College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Colorado College has an overall enrollment yield of 43.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

15.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,244

Accepted Out of 8,223

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Colorado College was 15.1% (1,244 admissions from 8,223 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 16%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 4.17%, while admissions declined by -1.43%.

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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 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Colorado College has a total enrollment of 2,118 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado College is 2,100 students and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at Colorado College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colorado College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.7% White, 8.83% Two or More Races, 8.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.97% Asian, 2.5% Black or African American, 0.567% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0944% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colorado College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34.3%), followed by White Male (31.6%) and Two or More Races Female (5.12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (66.7%), followed by White Male (33.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colorado College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,118 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado College is 2,100 and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at Colorado College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%

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 College was 94%. 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

    1,391

  2. Two or More Races

    187

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    180

The enrolled student population at Colorado College is 65.7% White, 8.83% Two or More Races, 8.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.97% Asian, 2.5% Black or African American, 0.567% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0944% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2017, 81 more women than men received degrees from Colorado College. The majority of degree recipients at Colorado College are white (387 degrees awarded). There were 7.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (53 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colorado College is General Economics (47 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (36 degrees) and Sociology (32 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 (27 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (44 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 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 College are Physicians (410,568 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (354,257 people), Other managers (295,436 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (225,769 people), and Postsecondary teachers (214,890 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado College are Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (44 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Social Sciences (179 degrees), and Biology (83 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 Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Sales managers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Colorado College are Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (44 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Social Sciences (179 degrees), and Biology (83 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 General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (547,935 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (485,204 people), Elementary & secondary schools (418,579 people), Legal services (283,904 people), and Offices of physicians (200,983 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado College are Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (44 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Social Sciences (179 degrees), and Biology (83 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. 47 degrees awarded

  2. 36 degrees awarded

  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colorado College was General Economics with 47 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 257

  2. 338

In 2017, 257 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado College, which is 0.76 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (338).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado College in General Economics, which is 2.36 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 28 degrees were awarded to women at Colorado College in Sociology, which is 7 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

82%

100% Completion Time

87%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 82% of students graduating from Colorado College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 87% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 88% 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 College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    387 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    53 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colorado College is white (387 degrees awarded). There were 7.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (53 degrees).

2.69% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    211 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    176 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Colorado College is white female (211 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (176 degrees).

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Operations

Colorado College has an endowment valued at nearly $743M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $33.8M (4.55%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Colorado College had a total expenditure of $149M. Of that $149M, they spent $54.4M on salaries and $149M on benefits.

Colorado College employs 77 Assistant professors, 66 Professors, and 57 Associate professors. Most academics at Colorado College are Female Assistant professors (46), Male Professors(42), and Male Assistant professors (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 134 employees, Management, with 99 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 99 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$743M

2017 Endowment

13.2%

growth from 2016

Colorado College has an endowment valued at about $743M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Colorado College grew 13.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $706M 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. $1.22M - Federal

  2. $285k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Colorado College received $1.22M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $285k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$54.4M

Salary Expenditure

$149M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Colorado College had a total expenditure of $149M. Of that $149M, they spent $54.4M on salaries and $149M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Colorado College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$54.4M

2017 Salaries

5.74%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Colorado College paid a median of $54.4M in salaries, which represents 36.5% of their overall expenditure ($149M) and a 5.74% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.76% decline from 2015 and a 12.5% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.9M

Instructional Salaries

207

Number of Employees

In 2017, Colorado College paid a total of $20.9M to 207 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

77 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

134 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colorado College were Assistant professor with 77 employees; Professor with 66 employees; and Professor with 57 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado College were Office and Administrative Support with 134 employees; Management with 99 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 99 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colorado College was Female Assistant professor with 46 employees, Male Professor with 42 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 31 employees.

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

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