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Adams State College

General Information

Name: Adams State College
Address: 208 Edgemont Blvd, Alamosa, CO 81102

  • General information: (719) 587-7011
  • Financial aid office: (719) 587-7306
  • Admissions office: (719) 587-7712

Type of Institution: Public, 4-year or above
Religious affiliation: None

Estimated Student Expenses

Detailed Expenses2008-20092007-20082006-2007
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,749$1,698$1,306
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$6,952$6,410$6,160
Total Expenses2008-20092007-20082006-2007
On Campus$15,020$13,984$12,136
On Campus$22,916$21,328$18,563

Financial Aid Recipients

    Percentage of Students Who Receive Aid:
  • Any form of aid: 94%
  • Federal grants: 41%
  • State/local grants: 48%
  • Institutional grants: 39%
  • Student loans: 52%
    Average Amount of Aid Received:
  • Federal grants:$3185
  • State/local grants:$1328
  • Institutional grants:$1402
  • Student loans:$3963


Undergraduate application fee (2006-07):$20
Undergraduate Admissions
Fall 2006
Number of applicants2,7851,2311,554
Percent admitted62.9%61.2%64.4%
Percent admitted who enrolled


Total enrollment: 9157
Undergraduate enrollment: 2847
First-time student retention: 55%
Overall graduation rate: 35%

Characteristics of undergraduate students

    • Attendance:
    • Full Time: 62%
    • Part Time: 38%
    • Gender:
    • Men: 46%
    • Women: 54%

White non-hispanic: 55%
Black non-hispanic: 6%
Hispanic: 26%
Asian/pacific islander: 2%
American indian/alaska native: 2%
Other: 9%


AgencyPeriods of AccreditationAction
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1950 -  None

Degrees offered

Biological and Biomedical Sciences
 Biology/Biological Sciences, General - Bachelor

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services
 Business/Commerce, General - Bachelor

 Physical Education Teaching and Coaching - Master
 Special Education and Teaching, General - Master
 Teacher Education, Multiple Levels - Master

English Language and Literature/Letters
 Creative Writing - Bachelor
 English Language and Literature, General - Bachelor

Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
 Spanish Language and Literature - Bachelor

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies & Humanities
 Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other - Associate
 Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies - Bachelor

Mathematics and Statistics
 Mathematics, General - Bachelor

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies
 Kinesiology and Exercise Science - Bachelor

Physical Sciences
 Chemistry, General - Bachelor
 Geology/Earth Science, General - Bachelor

 Counseling Psychology - Master
 Psychology, General - Bachelor

Social Sciences
 American Government and Politics (United States) - Bachelor
 Sociology - Bachelor

Visual and Performing Arts
 Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other - Bachelor
 Fine/Studio Arts, General - Bachelor, Master
 Music History, Literature, and Theory - Bachelor

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