Peer Institutions

Peer institutions are used for comparative data analyses. Approved by the UCCS administration, the President's Office, and the Board of Regents, the peer institutions are selected based on factors such as student population, city population, type of institution, and academic programs. The name of the institution is preceded by its basic 2018 Carnegie Classification (R1 -- doctoral universities with very high research activity, R2 -- doctoral universities with high research activity, D/PU -- doctoral/professional universities, M1 -- larger master's colleges and universities, etc). More information is posted online at Carnegie Classifications.

UCCS 2018 Carnegie Classifications:

Level: 4-year or above
Control: Public
Basic: Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity (R2)
Undergraduate Instructional Program: Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program: Research Doctoral: Professional-dominant
Enrollment Profile: Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile: Four-year, medium full-time, selective, lower transfer-in
Size and Setting: Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential

 
UCCS 2015 Carnegie Classifications:

Level: 4-year or above
Control: Public
Basic: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Undergraduate Instructional Program: Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program: Research Doctoral: STEM-dominant
Enrollment Profile: High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile: Four-year, medium full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
Size and Setting: Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential

 
31 Approved Peer Institutions:

M1 -- Bridgewater State University
M1 -- California State University-East Bay
R2 -- Cleveland State University
M1 -- CUNY Bernard Baruch College
M1 -- CUNY Brooklyn College
R2 -- CUNY City College
M1 -- CUNY College of Staten Island
R2 -- Florida Atlantic University
M1 -- Montclair State University
R2 -- New Jersey Institute of Technology
DPU -- Northern Kentucky University
R2 -- Oakland University (Michigan)
R2 -- Portland State University
R2 -- Rowan University
R2 -- Rutgers University-Newark
M1 -- Salem State University 
M1 -- Sonoma State University
M1 -- SUNY - Buffalo State
R2 -- Texas A & M-Corpus Christi
DPU -- University of Tennessee - Chattanooga
R1 -- University of Texas at El Paso
M1 -- University of Central Oklahoma
R2 -- University of Maryland-Baltimore County
R2 -- University of Massachusetts-Boston
M1 -- University of Michigan-Dearborn
R2 -- University of Missouri-St. Louis
R2 -- University of Nebraska at Omaha
R2 -- University of North Carolina at Charlotte
DPU -- University of North Florida
M1 -- West Chester University of Pennsylvania
R2 -- Wichita State University