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 Carnegie Classification (ML = Master's Large, DHR = Doctoral University with high research activity, and DMR = Doctoral University with moderate research activity). More information is posted online at Carnegie Classifications.

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:

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