Institutional Research


Institutional Research provides data to the U.S. Department of Education and a variety of other organizations that compile profiles and guidebooks, such as the following:

College Navigator by the National Center for Education Statistics
College Affordability and Transparency Center by the U.S. Department of Education
Big Future by the College Board
Paying for College by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
College Reality Check by the Chronicle of Higher Education
College Scorecard by the White House
Student Achievement Measure by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 6 other higher ed associations
G.I. Bill Comparison Tool by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Guide to Colleges & Universities by the Military Advanced Education and the KMI Media Group
US News profile overivew and rankings


     Best Regional West      Best Regional West Public   Best Business
          US News & World Report (see the UCCS rankings at
35th -  West Regional University (2018)
                    6th  - West Public Regional University (2018)
                    128th - Undergraduate Business Programs (2018)
                    66th  - Graduate Online Nursing (2018)
                    54th - Graduate Online MBA (2018)
                    88th - Graduate Online Education (2018)
                    62nd - Graduate Online Engineering (2017)
                    34th - Graduate Online Criminal Justice (2018)
                    54th - Graduate Nursing DNP (2018)
                    52nd - Graduate Nursing Masters (2018)
                    137th - Undergraduate Engineering (2018)
                    46th - Graduate Part Time MBA (2018)
                    193rd - Online Bachelors (2017)
                    20th - Best Colleges for Veterans (2018)
          Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings
800th via student survey  (2017)
          Campus Pride Index:
3.5 out of 5 stars (2017)
STARS Gold Rating (2015)
                    63rd Sierra Club's Cool Schools (2016)
                    Princeton Review Green Colleges         
Forbes' Top Colleges:
                    101st in the West (2017)
                    205th in Public Colleges (2017)
                    573rd Top Colleges (2017)
          Military Times:
th Best Colleges 2018 for Four-Year Schools (2018)
                    Best for Vets College (69th in 2017)
                    Military Friendly Schools Gold Status (2017)