Western State Colorado University

Men's MCLA
4 / 10
2,606 Undergrads / 3,034 Students
5 / 10
$17,328 Net Price
1 / 10
84% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    MCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    Town: Remote

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
28% / 51%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Team Road Trips

The team usually never travels outside of Colorado, but still has road trips to schools like Colorado School of Mines, Metropolitan State University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, and Fort Lewis College.

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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Grand Junction Colorado Area
  • Colorado Springs Colorado Area
  • Fort Collins Colorado Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Portland Oregon Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Phoenix Arizona Area
  • Albuquerque New Mexico Area
  • Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
  • Pueblo Colorado Area
Where Grads Work
  • Western State Colorado University
  • Wells Fargo
  • Crested Butte Mountain Resort
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Noble Energy
  • CenturyLink
  • State of Colorado
  • US Army
  • Denver Public Schools
  • Microsoft
  • AT&T
  • Comcast
  • Vail Resorts
  • Douglas County School District
  • Lockheed Martin
What Grads Do
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Real Estate
  • Media and Communication
  • Support
  • Arts and Design
  • Marketing
  • Administrative
  • Program and Project Management
  • Consulting
  • Healthcare Services
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
450 - 570
500 - 590
990 - 1200
19 - 26
19 - 26
20 - 26

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.

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SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 2,504 1,233 1,271
% Admitted 84% 83% 85%
% Admits That Enroll 22% 25% 18%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.03
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Majors / Programs

Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

Business (24%)
Business Administration and Management, General (21%)
Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (20%)
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (11%)
Biology/Biological Sciences, General (11%)
Kinesiology and Exercise Science (10%)
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (9%)
Social Sciences (8%)
Natural Resources & Conservation (6%)
Environmental Studies (6%)
Psychology, General (6%)
Psychology (6%)
Physical Sciences (4%)
Visual & Performing Arts (4%)
Sociology (3%)
Fine/Studio Arts, General (3%)
Communication & Journalism (3%)
Athlete graduation rate
Net Price

Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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Sticker Price

Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

On Campus
Tuition & Fees$10,436 $20,497
Books & Supplies$1,300 $1,300
Cost of Living$10,150 $10,150
Personal Expenses$3,069 $3,069
Sticker Price$24,955 $34,006

Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

Financial Aid

95% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

Receiving Aid %
Avg. Aid Amount
Type of Aid
Grant or Scholarship87%$6,861
Federal Grants28%$4,552
Pell Grants28%$4,354
Other Federal15%$474
State & Local Grants37%$1,922
Institutional Grants85%$4,719
Student Loans58%$6,551
Federal Loans58%$5,007
Other Loans6%$13,939

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All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

Total Amount
Per Student
Financial Assets $17.5 Million $5,761

Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $21,360.

Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

Total Principal
Monthly Payment
10 Year Repayment $11,000 $227

Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 7.5%

Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 1,050 students.


Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $39,000

Earnings of former students working by percentile.

Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


How long until this college investment pays off: 6.07 years.

Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 28% of students graduate on time.

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Campus Safety
On Campus
In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
Criminal Offenses
Murder - -
Negligent Manslaughter - -
Rape 1 1
Fondling 1 1
Incest - -
Statutory Rape - -
Robbery - -
Aggravated Assault - -
Burglary 1 1
Motor Vehicle Theft - -
Arson - -

In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Carnegie Classifications
Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
Undergrad InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Arts & sciences-dominant
Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
Size and SettingFour-year, small, highly residential

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