About Western Colorado University

Western Colorado University is a Public, 4 years college located in Gunnison, Colorado. Western Colorado University ranked 9th in Colorado Colleges and 10th in Federal Region VIII.
It has a total enrollment of 3,203 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. It is a Master's College and University (smaller programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Master's degree. The acceptance rate at Western Colorado University is 88.00% last year (undergraduate school).
Western Colorado University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.
Contact Information
Address1 Western Way, Gunnison, CO 81231
Phone970-943-2119
WEBwww.western.edu
Admission Information
Admissionwww.western.edu/admissions-aid
Online Applicationwww.western.edu/admissions-office/apply-now
Financial Aidwww.western.edu/financial-aid
Net Price Calculatorwww.western.edu/financial-aid/net-price-calculator
Veterans Tuitionwww.western.edu/financial-aid/tuition-and-fees/residency-status-tuition-classification
Athletichttps://gomountaineers.com/documents/2019/8/9/WCU_Graduation_Rates_Report.pdf
Disability Servicewww.western.edu/disability-services
School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (smaller programs)
Highest Degree OfferedMaster's degree

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of Western Colorado University is 88.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 22.00%. The application fees are $30 for undergraduate programs and $50 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate88.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)22.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$30
Graduate Application Fees$50

Tuition & Fees

The 2022 tuition & fees at Western Colorado University is $10,662 for Colorado residents and $22,446 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $17,371 for Colorado residents and $15,490 for out-of-students.
Colorado ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$10,662$22,446
Graduate Tuition & Fees$17,371$15,490
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 3,203 students have enrolled for academic year 2020-2021. Among them, 477 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. Western Colorado has 2,749 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 454 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students3,203
Undergraduate Students2,749
Graduate Students454
Online Enrollment477

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs29 Programs
Offered Degrees/ProgramsBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Master's

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
ROTC
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification