Quick Facts

UCCS at a Glance

From a small commuter campus, UCCS has grown into a respected Colorado university with 11,000+ students, 800 faculty, and 800 staff. We provide high-quality education and opportunities for students from the U.S. and 80+ nations.

UCCS contributes to the local Colorado Springs community as well. Our students and staff contribute about $600 million each year in economic impact in El Paso County alone.

About Our Students

  • UCCS students borrow $16,854 on average - 1/3rd less than the national average.
  • Over 30% of UCCS undergraduate students come from low-income families.
  • Half of UCCS freshmen earn degrees in six years. Students come from all 50 states and 82 nations.
  • Graduates have a federal student loan default rate below the national average and 65% stay in Colorado.

About the UCCS Community

Committed to Diversity & Inclusion

34% of UCCS Students Identify as Diverse
At UCCS, our leadership is committed to supporting international and undocumented students – and anyone else who wishes to attend our university.

Dedicated to Military-Affiliated Students

20% of UCCS Students are Military-Affiliated
UCCS has consistently been ranked a “Military Friendly” university by Military Times’ “Best College,” and a “Top College & University” by Military Advanced Education and Transition.

Devoted to Accessible, Personalized Instruction

UCCS boasts a 16 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio
While UCCS continues to attract new students, we won’t change our commitment to small class sizes and ensure that a college education remains affordable and attainable.

Over 2,400 Degrees Awarded Annually

UCCS is a Colorado university dedicated to empowering our future thinkers, innovators, and leaders. We confer over 2,400 degrees every year.

Degrees & Programs

Our undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to ensure that our students are prepared for the challenges ahead. We provide the skills needed to prepare our graduates to get real careers in real fields. Our undergraduate degree programs span six different schools and colleges.

These programs include nursing, business, education, engineering, public affairs, arts, and sciences degrees. We also have master’s and doctoral degrees, taught by experienced staff with in-depth experience and knowledge.