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Last updated on May 29, 2019

12,572             Fall enrollment (Fall 2018 end of term)
16,899             12-Month unduplicated headcount (FY18)
10,664             12-Month FTE student enrollment (FY18)
17:1                 student-to-faculty ratio (Fall 2018)
36%                 taking online coursework (Fall 2018)

2,346               Degree conferrals (FY 2019)
45%                 Six-Year Graduation rate (2012 cohort)
35%                 Six-Year Transfer-Out rate (2012 cohort)
67%                 Retention rate (2017 cohort)
10.7                 est. work hours per week among freshmen
17.3                 est. work hours per week among seniors
73%                 est. Alumni employed six months after graduating
12%                 est. Alumni continuing education six months after graduating  

Financial Aid:  
70%                 Undergraduates receiving fin aid (Fall 2017)
42%                 Undergraduates with a grant or scholarship (Fall 2017)
60%                 Undergraduate aid distribution is in loans (Fall 2017)
6.9%                Loan default rate (2018 for 2015 cohort)
32%                 Undergraduates receiving Pell Grant (Fall 2018)  

Demographics (Fall 2018 census): 
16%                 Graduate level
29%                 Undergrads who are first generation
33%                 Ethnic minority
53%                 Female
2%                   International 
19%                 Military affiliation

First-Year Cohort (Fall 2018):
108                  Avg admission index 
1105                Avg SAT (new SAT exam)
23.5                 Avg ACT
2058               est. new first-years in the cohort

Faculty & Staff (Fall 2018):
275                 tenured/tenure-track faculty
209                 senior instructors and instructors
337                 other faculty
799                 university or classified staff
1938               student faculty or student workers

$21,703           Revenue per FTE enrollment (FY 17)
$19,487           Expenses per FTE enrollment (FY 17)

Tuition (Fall 2018):
$5,735            Avg frosh/soph tuition charged
$5,688            Avg junior/senior tuition charged
$4,511            Avg graduate tuition charged

Please note that some of these data are updated only upon the conclusion of a fiscal year or of an aid year or based upon submittal of an IPEDS report. The data here are the most recent data available for distribution.


More detail per item can be found in the Fall Databooks, Outcomes Data, IPEDS Surveys, Student Surveys, and in the following CU System Presentations and Visualizations:
     CU Cost Drivers
     Sponsored Research
     Funding Higher Education in Colorado (Recommended)
     2017 Board of Regents' Performance Metrics
     2017 UCCS Presentation re Board of Regents' Performance Metrics