University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Public, Four-years School Located in Colorado Springs, CO

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How much is the UCCS tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, UCCS's tuition & fees is $9,712 for Colorado residents and $20,492 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 $27,572 for Colorado residents and $38,352 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

UCCS Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Colorado Residents Tuition & Fees$9,712
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$20,492
Books & Supplies Costs$1,800
On-campus Room & Board$11,400
On-campus Expenses$4,660
Off-campus Room & Board$11,800
Off-campus Expenses$4,660
2023-2024 Estimates
Colorado Residents Tuition & Fees$8,579
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$18,856

How Much Does it Cost to Go to UCCS for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $66,419 at UCCS. 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 $135,761. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $113,913.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$18,804$35,358$29,173
Sophomore (2024-25)$17,254$34,319$28,643
Junior (2025-26)$15,833$33,423$28,215
Senior (2026-27)$14,528$32,661$27,882
4 Years Total$66,419$135,761$113,913
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$17,254$34,319$28,643
Sophomore (2025-26)$15,833$33,423$28,215
Junior (2026-27)$14,528$32,661$27,882
Senior (2027-28)$13,331$32,022$27,637
4 Years Total$60,946$132,425$112,377
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$15,833$33,423$28,215
Sophomore (2026-27)$14,528$32,661$27,882
Junior (2027-28)$13,331$32,022$27,637
Senior (2028-29)$12,233$31,500$27,476
4 Years Total$55,925$129,606$111,209
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$14,528$32,661$27,882
Sophomore (2027-28)$13,331$32,022$27,637
Junior (2028-29)$12,233$31,500$27,476
Senior (2029-30)$11,225$31,085$27,393
4 Years Total$51,317$127,268$110,387
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$13,331$32,022$27,637
Sophomore (2028-29)$12,233$31,500$27,476
Junior (2029-30)$11,225$31,085$27,393
Senior (2030-31)$10,300$30,772$27,384
4 Years Total$47,089$125,380$109,890

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, UCCS' 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.
University of Colorado Colorado Springs$9,712$20,492
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 UCCS 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.
University of Colorado Colorado SpringsColorado Springs, CO$9,712$20,492
University of Alaska AnchorageAnchorage, AK$7,566$21,693
Angelo State UniversitySan Angelo, TX$8,319$18,399
California State University-Channel IslandsCamarillo, CA$6,817$18,697
Colorado State University GlobalAurora, CO$8,400$8,400
Arkansas Tech UniversityRussellville, AR$8,508$14,502
Texas A & M International UniversityLaredo, TX$7,846$19,382
California State University-StanislausTurlock, CA$7,826$19,706
Frostburg State UniversityFrostburg, MD$9,998$25,180
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis ObispoSan Luis Obispo, CA$11,075$30,995
Fashion Institute of TechnologyNew York, NY$6,170$16,750

Financial Aid and COA

At University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 8,144 students (81%) 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 $6,741.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at UCCS is $31,611 for students living on-campus and $32,011 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,171 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 $5,841 and the average amount of student loans is $9,860.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Colorado ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$27,572$38,352
COA (off-campus)$27,972$38,752
Tuition & Fees$9,712$20,492
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$17,860$17,860
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$18,260$18,260
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,831$31,611
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$21,231$32,011
Average Financial Aid$6,741$6,741
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship8,14481%$6,741
Pell Grants2,82828%$4,554
Federal Student Loan2,53625%$10,846
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,17185%-
Grants or Scholarships1,15784%$5,841
Federal Grants61845%$4,340
Pell Grants49636%$3,878
Other Federal Grants28921%$2,625
State/Local Grants37627%$3,703
Institutional Grants85962%$3,123
Student Loan Aid63746%$9,860
Federal Student Loans59943%$7,676
Other Student Loans15011%$11,222
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level814679$6,408
110,001 or more226142$2,319

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

UCCS's acceptance rate is 95.27%. A total of 11,900 applicants applied to and 11,337 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,409 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 12.43%.
To apply to UCCS, 1 items are required - Secondary school record and 7 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations, Formal demonstration of competencies, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Acceptance Rate95.27%94.83%95.54%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)12.43%15.18%10.71%
Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresRecommended
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 recommended to apply to UCCS. Its SAT score is similar to the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.

Student Population

University of Colorado Colorado Springs has a total of 11,431 students including 9,540 undergraduate and 1,891 graduate students. By gender, there are 5,396 male students and 6,635 female students attending UCCS. The school offers online degree programs and 1,832 students enrolled online exclusively (16.03% of all students).
Total12,031 5,3966,635
Undergraduate10,002 4,5855,417
Graduate2,029 8111,218

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered104 Programs
Online Program Offered1 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered31 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate84.77%
Student Population11,431
Graduation Rate42%
Transfer-out Rate19%
Retention Rate67% (Full-time), 49% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate15 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties457 (Full-time), 340 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs1,156 (Full-time), 435 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$76,197
Average Staff Salary$62,341