Western State Colorado University
Gunnison, CO 81231

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 2,908
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 6%
Student to faculty ratio 19:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,241 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

92%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Western State Colorado University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,191 applications and 2,013 students were granted admission. Western State Colorado University is at the #90 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 87% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 19% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT890 to 1120
ACT19 to 25

Application Fee

$30
Undergrad students
$50
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Western State Colorado University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $17,616 and in-state students paid $6,312.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$15,780
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$6,312
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$17,616
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 90% of Western State Colorado University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 25% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,259 (which is 3.9% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Western State Colorado University in 2016-2017, was 241, which is 52% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,215 (which is 1.6% below the national average.)

$4,259
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,215
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
90%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Western State Colorado University has enrolled a total of 2,908 students (2,217 students full-time and 691 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,908 students, 173 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 54% men and 46% women and 2,498 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 410 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 119 students for distance studies.

2,908
Total Enrollment
173
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 70%

Hispanic: 12%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 10%

Two or more races: 3%

Black/African American: 3%

Asian: 1%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Western State Colorado University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 21% 76
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 12% 44
Natural Resources And Conservation 12% 42
Social Sciences 10% 36
Psychology 4% 14
English Language And Literature/letters 4% 13
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 3% 10
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 2% 6
Mathematics And Statistics 1% 4
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 1% 4

Graduation & Dropout Rates

45%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Western State Colorado University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

1%
Still enrolled
37%
Dropout rate
16%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$26,600
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Western State Colorado University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $26,600. Last year, out of the total 767 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 713 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 931 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 829 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $26,600 $36,200
Employment Rate 93% 89%
Total Graduates 767 931

Campus Location

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