Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes

successful futures
The numbers tell the story.

The College of Business is committed to building successful futures for all of our stakeholders. Successful outcomes for our students are central to this vision. The following metrics are just a few of the ways that we measure the positive impact a UCCS College of Business education has on our graduates.

College of Business Undergraduate Outcomes

  • Enrollment

    The College of Business is home to 1,322 enrolled undergraduate students and serves more than 400 additional students who've declared Business Intent as their major (Fall 2018 data). In Academic Year 2017-18 the College of Business awarded bachelor's degrees to 349 students.

  • Retention Rate
     

    UCCS

    College of Business

    Retention Rate
    (Fall 2017 to Fall 2018)

    68.8%

    81.3%

    *See Institutional Research for report details. Graduation rates are for first-time, full-time freshman.
  • Graduation Rate
     

    UCCS

    College of Business

    Graduation Rate
    (2012 Cohort, 6-year graduation rate)

    45%

    62%

    *See Institutional Research for report details. Graduation rates are for first-time, full-time freshman.
  • Internships

    College of Business students completed 127 internships in Academic Year 2017-18 including 74 internships in Sport Management, 59 internships in PGA Golf Management, and 53 internships in Business.

  • ETS Major Field Test in Business

    In fall 2016, 79 students enrolled in the senior-level capstone course (STRT 4500) took the ETS Major Field Test in Business. This standardized exam measures knowledge and understanding of business and offers national comparative data. Scores on the exam range from 120-200. On average, UCCS students earned a score of 159 compared to a national average of 152 placing UCCS in the 90th percentile compared to 602 institutions who use this exam.

College of Business Graduate Program Outcomes

  • Enrollment

    The College of Business serves more than 350 graduate students (Fall 2018 data). Most are pursuing the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, however, our new Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) is growing quickly. In Academic Year 2017-18 the College of Business awarded 93 MBA degrees and 10 MSA degrees.

  • Program Perception

    Each semester in the Capstone class we survey students about their experience in the MBA program. Following are some highlighted findings from the 2015-16 Academic Year:

    • 91% respondents would recommend the program to a friend or colleague
    • 94% respondents learned skills and knowledge in the MBA program that they believe will be important in their career.
  • ETS Major Field Test - MBA

    In fall 2016, 21 students enrolled in the graduate-level capstone course (STRT 6500/6590) took the ETS Major Field Test - MBA. This standardized exam measures knowledge and understanding of business and offers national comparative data. Scores on the exam range from 220-300. On average, UCCS students earned a score of 259 compared to a national average of 248 placing UCCS in the 88th percentile compared to 261 institutions who use this exam.

In Their Own Words

Andrea Ballou
PGA Golf Management, Class of 2018
"I believe UCCS is a very innovative school and a school that truly cares about the career futures of the students. The PGA Golf Management Program alone has opened many opportunities for me that I never thought I would experience as a student. To come out of college with a business degree as well as the right to apply for PGA Membership is a huge step up in the industry."
Lee Haider
Bachelor of Innovation, Class of 2018
"The Bachelors of Innovation program through the UCCS College of Business creates an amazing ecosystem to help students succeed. The program helps students learn how to take their passion and make it a reality. All the professors really want to see students succeed and help push them to reach their full potential."
Jesse Martinez
MSA, Class of 2016
"The MSA program at UCCS has been a phenomenal avenue for me to learn. With guidance from the world-class staff and faculty, I have been able to grow both as an individual and as an accountant."
MIchael Tobin
MBA, Class of 2014
"The MBA program provided an excellent opportunity for me to change my career path, update my skillset, and proceed with confidence towards a career in Finance. I would recommend it to anyone looking to improve their worth in today's business environment."

Learn More

The College of Business is expanding its efforts to collect data about the career progression of our graduates. Additional metrics will be posted as they become available.