University of Northern Colorado

Public, Four-years School Located in Greeley, CO

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How much is the Northern Colorado tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Northern Colorado's tuition & fees is $12,010 for Colorado residents and $26,204 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 $29,472 for Colorado residents and $43,666 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Northern Colorado Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Colorado Residents Tuition & Fees$12,010
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$26,204
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$12,870
On-campus Expenses$3,392
Off-campus Room & Board$12,014
Off-campus Expenses$4,248
2023-2024 Projection
Colorado Residents Tuition & Fees$11,332
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$24,722

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Northern Colorado for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $128,955 at Northern Colorado. 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 $203,110. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $164,660.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$28,422$45,548$37,073
Sophomore (2024-25)$30,828$48,863$39,671
Junior (2025-26)$33,437$52,430$42,460
Senior (2026-27)$36,268$56,269$45,455
4 Years Total$128,955$203,110$164,660
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$30,828$48,863$39,671
Sophomore (2025-26)$33,437$52,430$42,460
Junior (2026-27)$36,268$56,269$45,455
Senior (2027-28)$39,338$60,401$48,672
4 Years Total$139,871$217,963$176,259
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$33,437$52,430$42,460
Sophomore (2026-27)$36,268$56,269$45,455
Junior (2027-28)$39,338$60,401$48,672
Senior (2028-29)$42,668$64,849$52,128
4 Years Total$151,711$233,950$188,716
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$36,268$56,269$45,455
Sophomore (2027-28)$39,338$60,401$48,672
Junior (2028-29)$42,668$64,849$52,128
Senior (2029-30)$46,279$69,639$55,840
4 Years Total$164,553$251,159$202,096
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$39,338$60,401$48,672
Sophomore (2028-29)$42,668$64,849$52,128
Junior (2029-30)$46,279$69,639$55,840
Senior (2030-31)$50,197$74,797$59,830
4 Years Total$178,482$269,687$216,470

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Northern Colorado' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,965. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Colorado, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $17,007.
University of Northern Colorado$12,010$26,204
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,675
Public Schools$7,198$12,965
Private Schools$20,937
Colorado Four-years Colleges$17,826
Public Schools$7,400$17,007
Private Schools$18,146

Financial Aid and COA

At University of Northern Colorado, 7,233 students (98%) 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 $7,813.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Northern Colorado is $35,853 for students living on-campus and $35,853 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,247 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 $8,813 and the average amount of student loans is $6,347.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Colorado ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$29,472$43,666
COA (off-campus)$29,472$43,666
Tuition & Fees$12,010$26,204
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$17,462$17,462
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$17,462$17,462
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$21,659$35,853
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$21,659$35,853
Average Financial Aid$7,813$7,813
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship7,23398%$7,813
Pell Grants1,95227%$5,121
Federal Student Loan2,99141%$6,264
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,247100%-
Grants or Scholarships1,246100%$8,813
Federal Grants1,06085%$2,482
Pell Grants35528%$4,834
Other Federal Grants1,03783%$882
State/Local Grants40933%$4,118
Institutional Grants1,20396%$5,541
Student Loan Aid64552%$6,347
Federal Student Loans63351%$5,119
Other Student Loans615%$13,992
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level676668$8,887
110,001 or more203195$4,613

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Northern Colorado's acceptance rate is 91.13%. A total of 10,152 applicants applied to and 9,252 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,256 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 13.58%.
To apply to Northern Colorado, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank and Completion of college-preparatory program.
Acceptance Rate91.13%88.46%92.47%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)13.58%12.65%14.02%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are required to apply to Northern Colorado. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,090 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 23.
Its SAT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,0909701,210
National Average1,168
Colorado Average1,163
SAT EBRW555490620
SAT Math535480590
ACT Composite231927
National Average24
Colorado Average25
ACT Math221726
ACT English231827

Student Population

University of Northern Colorado has a total of 9,380 students including 6,728 undergraduate and 2,652 graduate students. By gender, there are 3,156 male students and 7,192 female students attending Northern Colorado. The school offers online degree programs and 1,594 students enrolled online exclusively (16.99% of all students).
Total10,348 3,1567,192
Undergraduate7,357 2,4234,934
Graduate2,991 7332,258

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
AddressCarter Hall - Rm 4000, Greeley, CO
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered102 Programs
Online Program Offered6 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered57 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate78.54%
Student Population9,380
Graduation Rate52%
Transfer-out Rate31%
Retention Rate75% (Full-time), 29% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate14 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties441 (Full-time), 290 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs1,213 (Full-time), 317 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$71,100
Average Staff Salary$58,772