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Western State College of Colorado: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Western State College of Colorado

Website: http://www.western.edu
Address: 600 N Adams , Gunnison , Colorado - 81231
Phone: (970) 943-0120
GENERAL INFORMATION
Type
Four or more years Public
Awards offered Less then 1 year certificate, Bachelor's
Campus setting
Remote Town
Campus housing Yes
Carnegie classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Athletics (football) NCAA, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Religious affiliation Not applicable
Calendar system Semester
Remedial services Yes
Academic/career counseling service Yes
Employment services for students Yes
Placement services for completers No
On-campus daycare Yes
Distance learning Yes
ROTC No
Study abroad Yes
Weekend/evening college No
ADMISSIONS: INFORMATION
Application fee $30
STATISTICS
TOTAL
MEN
WOMEN
Applicants
1,342
806
536
Percent admitted
91%
90%
92%
Admitted applicants who enrolled
47%
51%
40%
TEST SCORES
P 25
P 75
SAT Critical reading
450
550
SAT Math
470
580
SAT Writing
-
-
ACT Composite
19
24
ACT English
19
23
ACT Math
18
24
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Recommended
Completion of college preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Admissions test scores Required
COST
EXPENSES AMOUNT
In-state tuition $5,640
Out-of-state tuition $11,856
Books and supplies $1,500
On-campus room and board $7,516
On-campus other expenses $3,025
FINANCIAL AID
TYPE
AVG %
AVG AMOUNT
Financial aid
83%
-
Federal grant aid
25%
$3,178
State or local grant aid
22%
$1,652
Institutional grant aid
69%
-
Loan aid
56%
$4,683
STUDENT BODY
ENROLLMENT
TOTAL
% MEN
% WOMEN
Enrolled
2,315
59%
41%
Estimated undergraduates enrolled 2,123
Estimated graduates enrolled 0
Undergraduates 24 years old -
Undergraduates 25 - 65 years old -
GRADUATION RATE
Total 36%
Men 32%
Women 43%
Bachelor's degree - 4 years 19%
Bachelor's degree - 5 years 33%
Bachelor's degree - 6 years 36%

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees          
In-state $5,929 $6,244 $6,538 $6,104 -6.6%
Out-of-state $11,808 $12,406 $12,754 $13,260 4.0%
Books and supplies $1,306 $1,446 $1,500 $1,500 0.0%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $7,542 $7,812 $7,516 $8,324 10.8%
Other $2,236 $2,625 $3,025 $2,797 -7.5%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
In-state          
On Campus $17,013 $18,127 $18,579 $18,725 0.8%
Out-of-state          
On Campus $22,892 $24,289 $24,795 $25,881 4.4%
 

Map & Directions

Map of Western State College of Colorado

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,311 1,329 982
Percent admitted 72% 73% 71%
Percent admitted who enrolled 30% 34% 25%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank   X
Secondary school record   X
Completion of college-preparatory program   X
Recommendations   X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 40 8%
ACT 430 86%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 450 550
SAT Math 450 550
SAT Writing 450 550
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 18 23
ACT Math 17 24

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1915 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1973 -   Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs 4/30/2002 -   Accredited

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