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 68%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 19.1%
Five-year graduation rate 33.8%
Six-year graduation rate 35.6%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out 20.6%

College Characteristics

Sector Public
Carnegie Classification Bac/A & S
Size: Number of Undergraduates 2,341
Endowment Assets -
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Athletic Conference Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Accrediting Agency North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Net Price Calculator Website www.western.edu/future-students/financing-your-education/financial-aid-tools/net-price-calculator
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 3%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen 3.16
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 495 (25th - 75th percentile = 430 - 560)
Median SAT Math 490 (25th - 75th percentile = 430 - 550)
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite 21.5 (25th - 75th percentile = 19 - 24)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 93.2%
In-State Tuition and Fees $7,343
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $17,284
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $20,045
Average Net Price After Grants $14,792
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $7,088
Median earnings 10 years after entry $36,500
Median debt of completers $20,498
Federal Loan Default Rate 5.5%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 28.1%
% Underrepresented Minority 11.7%
% Black 2.4%
% Latino 9.0%
% Native American 0.3%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.5%
% Asian 0.9%
% White 71.8%
% Two or More Races 2.6%
% Other 12.6%
% Noresident Aliens 0.8%
% Female 41.0%
% Male 59.0%
% Age 25 and Over 10.2%
% Part-time 14.8%