Western State Colorado University

General Information

Website www.western.edu
Address 600 N Adams
City Gunnison
State CO
Zip 81231
Locale Town: Remote

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 63%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 18.2%
Five-year graduation rate 34.3%
Six-year graduation rate 37.5%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out 23.3%

College Characteristics

Sector Public
Carnegie Classification Bac/A & S
Size: Number of Undergraduates 2,106
Endowment Assets -
Historically Black College or University (HBCU) No
Hispanic Serving Institution No
Athletic Conference Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Accrediting Agency North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Net Price Calculator Website admissions.western.edu/financial-aid/net-price-calculator.html
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 4%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen 3.04
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 515 (25th - 75th percentile = 460 - 570)
Median SAT Math 520 (25th - 75th percentile = 480 - 560)
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite 21.5 (25th - 75th percentile = 19 - 24)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 92.5%
In-State Tuition and Fees $5,473
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $15,087
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $17,937
Average Net Price After Grants $12,578
Average Student Loan (all sources) $5,371
Federal Loan Default Rate 8.4%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 32.5%
% Underrepresented Minority 8.1%
% Black 1.8%
% Latino 5.9%
% Native American 0.4%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.8%
% Asian 0.2%
% White 73.4%
% Two or More Races 1.4%
% Female 38.6%
% Male 61.4%
% Age 25 and Over 11.9%
% Part-time 8.6%