Colorado College Rankings

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In the World#1533 of 14178
In North America#480 of 2629
In the United States#434 of 2528
In Colorado#8 of 38
In Colorado Springs#2 of 5

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
14%
Avg. cost to attend
$32,303 /y
Aid receiving
53%
Undergraduates
2,098
Graduates
25
Male:Female Ratio
44:56
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Colorado College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate14%14%13%
Applicants9,4563,7775,679
Admissions1,277544733
Freshmen enrolled full time535246289

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
SAT/ACT Recommended
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White1382 (65%)
Hispanic194 (9%)
Nonresident Alien174 (8%)
Two or more races167 (8%)
Asian100 (5%)
Black or African American57 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown39 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander3 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$32,303/year
Average aid awarded
$39,286
Students receiving aid
53%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$11,568
$30-48K$8,812
$48-75K$15,884
$75-110K$24,330
$110K+$45,979

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$57,612$39,408
Tuition in-state$57,612$39,408
Tuition out-of-state$57,612$39,408
Fee in-district$474
Fee in-state$474
Fee out-of-state$474

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,724
Combined charge for room and board$12,956
Room charge$7,756
Meal charge$5,200

Colorado College Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology41
Economics, General41
Sociology35
Political Science and Government, General29
Psychology, General28
Cell & Cellular and Molecular Biology28
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other27
Environmental Science24
Computer and Information Sciences, Other21
Physics, General20
Neuroscience20
Creative Writing20
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics19
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels18
Environmental Studies16
Philosophy16
Fine & Studio Arts, General15
English Language and Literature, General14
Biochemistry14
International Economics12
Mathematics, General12
History, General11
Geology & Earth Science, General9
Social Sciences, Other8
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other8
Anthropology6
Music, General6
Education, General5
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General5
Ethnic Studies5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5
Chemistry, General5
Women's Studies4
Film & Cinema & Video Studies4
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American & Chicano Studies4
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General4
Religion & Religious Studies3
French Studies3
Asian Studies & Civilization3
Comparative Literature3
Secondary Education and Teaching3
Elementary Education and Teaching3
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)2
Russian Studies2
Dance, General1
Spanish Language and Literature1
Grand Total55924
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate83%79%86%
  • Full-time retention rate - 96%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,150
Citations
56,552

Publication count by topic

Biology
228
Geology
216
Psychology
198
Mathematics
159
Political science
145
Sociology
140
Economics
127
History
120
Philosophy
95
Geography
86
Chemistry
79
Art
75
Physics
65
Environmental science
56
Computer science
56
Business
54
Medicine
42
Engineering
30
Materials science
12

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History408731
Art510337
Geology5439,629
Philosophy857174
Sociology9202,479
Psychology98712,452
Political science1001987
Physics10637,384
Economics13461,727
Environmental science15031,811
Geography1644667
Business16791,008
Biology18716,874
Computer science21332,111
Mathematics22051,288
Medicine23442,167
Chemistry28041,935
Engineering3798113
Materials science3816247

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199020104
199125129
199220154
199312159
199422225
199519265
199613273
199727384
199835421
199922422
200020501
200129623
200232825
2003351016
2004391241
2005611428
2006451863
2007692064
2008692288
2009702460
2010782442
2011923219
2012853410
2013793535
2014613523
20151003627
20161003334
2017983381
20181032901
20191073453
20201073633

General info

Alternative namesCC
Founded1874
WikipediaColorado College
MottoScientia et Disciplina
Learning through Hard Work
Colorsblack, gold
Academic CalendarSeptember to May
Total FTE staff900
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address14. E Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80903
United States
City population416,000
Phone7193896000

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