Colorado College.

Colorado College

Colorado Springs, CO4 year degree
Acceptance rate

About Colorado College

The Colorado College is a private liberal arts college in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was founded in 1874 by Reverend Thomas Nelson Haskell in his daughter's memory. The college enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduates at its 90-acre (36 ha) campus, 70 miles (110 km) south of Denver. The college offers 42 majors and 33 minors, and has a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Famous alumni include James Heckman, Ken Salazar, Lynne Cheney, Thomas Hornsby Ferril, Marc Webb, and Steve Sabol. Colorado College has an acceptance rate of 13.5% for the Class of 2023, was ranked as the best private college in Colorado by Forbes, and was listed as tied for the 23rd-best National Liberal Arts College, and as the No. 1 Most Innovative Liberal Arts School, in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings.Colorado College is affiliated with the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. Most sports teams are in the NCAA Division III, with the exception of Division I teams in men's hockey and women's soccer.


  • Offers bachelor's, and master's degrees
  • 2,091 students
  • 0.44 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at Colorado College

Fine Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Fine Arts, Environmental Science, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Elementary Education, Education, Art History, and History.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

1,244 students out of 8,223 applicants were accepted into Colorado College.

Tuition and costs

Undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Colorado College was $52,818. After taking into account the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for students was $68,616.

Financial aid available at Colorado College

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

55% of undergraduate students at Colorado College received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Colorado College

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colorado College was of $12,076 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,230.

Diversity at Colorado College

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017