Adams State University

Public, Four-years School Located in Alamosa, CO

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How much is the Adams State tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Adams State's tuition & fees is $9,776 for Colorado residents and $21,848 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $23,982 for Colorado residents and $36,054 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Adams State Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Colorado Residents Tuition & Fees$9,776
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$21,848
Books & Supplies Costs$1,800
On-campus Room & Board$9,220
On-campus Expenses$3,186
Off-campus Room & Board$12,411
Off-campus Expenses$3,186
2023-2024 Estimates
Colorado Residents Tuition & Fees$9,873
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$26,618

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Adams State for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $87,392 at Adams State. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $137,919. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $97,335.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$21,848$34,344$24,198
Sophomore (2024-25)$21,848$34,434$24,288
Junior (2025-26)$21,848$34,525$24,379
Senior (2026-27)$21,848$34,616$24,470
4 Years Total$87,392$137,919$97,335
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$21,848$34,434$24,288
Sophomore (2025-26)$21,848$34,525$24,379
Junior (2026-27)$21,848$34,616$24,470
Senior (2027-28)$21,848$34,709$24,563
4 Years Total$87,392$138,284$97,700
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$21,848$34,525$24,379
Sophomore (2026-27)$21,848$34,616$24,470
Junior (2027-28)$21,848$34,709$24,563
Senior (2028-29)$21,848$34,802$24,656
4 Years Total$87,392$138,652$98,068
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$21,848$34,616$24,470
Sophomore (2027-28)$21,848$34,709$24,563
Junior (2028-29)$21,848$34,802$24,656
Senior (2029-30)$21,848$34,895$24,749
4 Years Total$87,392$139,022$98,438
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$21,848$34,709$24,563
Sophomore (2028-29)$21,848$34,802$24,656
Junior (2029-30)$21,848$34,895$24,749
Senior (2030-31)$21,848$34,990$24,844
4 Years Total$87,392$139,395$98,811

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Adams State' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Colorado, its tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $17,007.
Adams State University$9,776$21,848
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Colorado Four-years Colleges$17,826
Public Schools$7,400$17,007
Private Schools$18,146

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Adams State and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Adams State UniversityAlamosa, CO$9,776$21,848
California State University-StanislausTurlock, CA$7,826$19,706
Indiana University-South BendSouth Bend, IN$8,179$22,043
California State University-SacramentoSacramento, CA$7,602$19,482
Louisiana State University-ShreveportShreveport, LA$7,327$20,481
University of the Virgin IslandsCharlotte Amalie, VI$5,612$15,521
Eastern Connecticut State UniversityWillimantic, CT$13,292$16,624
Clarion University of PennsylvaniaClarion, PA$11,173$16,052
Keene State CollegeKeene, NH$14,710$26,186
Black Hills State UniversitySpearfish, SD$9,000$12,100
San Jose State UniversitySan Jose, CA$7,992$19,872

Financial Aid and COA

At Adams State University, 1,089 students (59%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $10,146.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Adams State is $25,908 for students living on-campus and $29,099 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 289 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $9,524 and the average amount of student loans is $5,936.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Colorado ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$23,982$36,054
COA (off-campus)$27,173$39,245
Tuition & Fees$9,776$21,848
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$14,206$14,206
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$17,397$17,397
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$13,836$25,908
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$17,027$29,099
Average Financial Aid$10,146$10,146
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,08959%$10,146
Pell Grants65236%$4,859
Federal Student Loan59432%$6,467
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid28993%-
Grants or Scholarships27889%$9,524
Federal Grants17556%$5,412
Pell Grants17054%$5,160
Other Federal Grants4514%$1,552
State/Local Grants12339%$5,034
Institutional Grants22873%$4,743
Student Loan Aid14446%$5,936
Federal Student Loans14346%$5,197
Other Student Loans124%$9,306
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level170160$9,936
110,001 or more1710$2,086

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Adams State's acceptance rate is 99.83%. A total of 1,717 applicants applied to and 1,714 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 318 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 18.55%.
To apply to Adams State, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank and Secondary school record and 2 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate99.83%100.00%99.68%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)18.55%23.26%14.68%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRequired
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Adams State. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,030 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 21.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,0309201,140
National Average1,168
Colorado Average1,163
SAT EBRW515460570
SAT Math515460570
ACT Composite211823
National Average24
Colorado Average25
ACT Math191622
ACT English201623

Student Population

Adams State University has a total of 2,854 students including 1,588 undergraduate and 1,266 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,347 male students and 1,791 female students attending Adams State. The school offers online degree programs and 901 students enrolled online exclusively (31.57% of all students).
Total3,138 1,3471,791
Undergraduate1,835 968867
Graduate1,303 379924

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address208 Edgemont Blvd, Alamosa, CO
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered33 Programs
Online Program Offered4 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered11 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate99.18%
Student Population2,854
Graduation Rate28%
Transfer-out Rate37%
Retention Rate57% (Full-time), 33% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate13 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties95 (Full-time), 123 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs321 (Full-time), 179 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$58,186
Average Staff Salary$45,259