Western Colorado University

Acceptance Rate 84 %
SAT Average 1,100
Tuition & Fees $22,430
Student Population 3,034
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $6,704

Academic Overview

Western Colorado University is a public, 4 or more years institute located in Gunnison, Colorado. It is a Master's College and University (smaller programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Master's degree. The 2021 tuition & fees are $10,646 for Colorado residents and $22,430 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 3,034 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 84% and the graduation rate is 51% last year.
The salary after graduation from Western Colorado University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $43,400. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Western Colorado University are $10,646 for Colorado residents and $22,430 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $17,371 for in-state students and $17,371 for out-of-state students.
Western Colorado University 2021 Tuition & Fees
Colorado ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at Western Colorado. The acceptance rate of Western Colorado is 84% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 22%. The average graduation rate is 51% and the transfer-out rate is 19%. The average received amount of financial aid is $6,704 and 71% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 3,034 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Western Colorado University is 84 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Western Colorado University is 51 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Western Colorado University is 19 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Western Colorado University is 70 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Western Colorado University is 3,034
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Western Colorado University is 14 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $6,704 at Western Colorado University.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

Western Colorado offers 29 major programs on-site (in-person class) only. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree230
Post Bachelor's Degree10
Master's Degree50

Special Learning Opportunities

Western Colorado University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:1,241)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $4,605)

Veterans Benefits

Western Colorado University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges