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Colorado College Share Share

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Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
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Acceptance Rate

15.1%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$52,818

Average Salary in 10 Years

$49,900
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Colorado College

Colorado College is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 2,107 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is very competitive with an acceptance rate of 15.1%.

Popular majors include Social Sciences, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts, Physical Sciences, and English Language and Literature/Letters. 88% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $35,900.

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🗺 14. E. Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
🌐 www.coloradocollege.edu
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Colorado College has around 8,223 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 44% decide to enroll at Colorado College. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 8,223 applicants 39% are men and 61% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 155 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 64 men.

Colorado College's acceptance rate is 15.1%. The acceptance rate for men is 16.7% and the acceptance rate for women is 14.1%.

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Who applies to Colorado College?

Number of Applicants

8,223

Number of Applicants per Spot

15
per spot

Male Applicants

39%

Female Applicants

61%
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Getting into Colorado College

Colorado College Acceptance Rate

15.1%

Getting in

Very Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

16.7%

Female Acceptance Rate

14.1%
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Do Students Want to Go to Colorado College?

Colorado College Admissions Yield

44%
of accepted students choose to go to Colorado College

Male Admissions Yield

46%

Female Admissions Yield

42%
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Admission Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Recommended
High School Rank Recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
College Requirements
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Graduation Rate

88%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

88%

Women Graduation Rate

88%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Can you afford to attend Colorado College?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$23,394
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$52,818
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$64,894
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$64,894
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$20,498
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$218
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Colorado College would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

1%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Colorado College Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

55%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

31%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Colorado College you can visit www.coloradocollege.edu/admission/financialaid/.

Colorado College Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $64,894
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $64,894
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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How much money will you make after graduating from Colorado College?

Colorado College students, on average, make $49,900 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 9% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Colorado College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Colorado College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

8.6%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Colorado College.

Median Earnings of Students from Colorado College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Colorado College.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Colorado College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Colorado College.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Colorado College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Colorado College.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Colorado College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Colorado College.
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Return on Education Share Share
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Colorado College? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

0.8x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Colorado College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Colorado College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

0.7x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Colorado College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Colorado College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Teaching Share Share
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Student-Faculty Ratio

10
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$135,662
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-High
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Can you go to grad school at Colorado College?

Yes
Highest degree: Master's degree
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Undergraduate Focus

99%

Undergrads

2,107

Total Students

2,118
undergrads and grad students

Students over 25

1%

Student Median Household Income

$73,738
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

54%
of undergraduates

Men

46%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Women

Colorado College has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 85 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 117 women.

International Students

9%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Colorado College

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Colorado College study?

Colorado College Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Colorado College are:

  1. Social Sciences
  2. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  3. Visual and Performing Arts
  4. Physical Sciences
  5. English Language and Literature/Letters
Approximately 68% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Will you be happy at Colorado College?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

94%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Colorado College has a retention rate of 94% for full-time undergrads, which is very high.

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Undergraduate Transfers

24
1% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Very Low

Colorado College has around 24 students who transfer into the school each year. This is very low at approximately 1% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Colorado College as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

524
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

103
in 2017
Source: FBI
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Democratic

Politically, Colorado tends to be Somewhat Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 48% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 43% voted for the Republican party, and 5% voted for neither.

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