Western State Colorado University: Review & Facts

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Western State Colorado University is a small four-year, public school with 2,725 students enrolled. This college was founded in 1901 and is the only college located in Gunnison, Colorado.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
24
Fair
Bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, and master's degree are offered at Western State Colorado University.

Western State Colorado University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 24 majors. The most popular concentrations are Management, Business, Psychology, Biology, and Education. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
69%
Fair
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Western State Colorado University is relatively low at 69% (close to Colorado average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
16 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Western State Colorado University is low: 44%. Nearly 15% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Western State Colorado University is decent -- 16:1. Learn more information regarding instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$19,600
High
Average tuition price is fairly high, around $16,900 a year. The additional fees at Western State Colorado University not covered by tuition are nearly $2,700; which comes to a total of $19,600 annually.

Read the details about Western State Colorado University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
98%
Easy
According to recent data, 1,631 applications were submitted and 1,592 were accepted; so it is very easy to get accepted at this school.

Western State Colorado University might accept dual credits and advanced placement credits at entry.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score info at Western State Colorado University in the Admissions and Tests report for this institution.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,900
Medium
Western State Colorado University provides a distance education program and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Western State Colorado University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
Unsafe
Western State Colorado University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 1,200 students, which offers a good on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low, nearly $4,900 per year.

Based on the college crime data, Western State Colorado University seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Western State Colorado University Location and Maps



Post Address: Western State Colorado University, 600 N Adams, Gunnison, Colorado 81231, USA
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