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University of Northern Colorado

General Information

Name: University of Northern Colorado
Address: Carter Hall - Rm 4000, Greeley, CO 80639

  • General information: (970) 351-2881
  • Financial aid office: (970) 351-2502
  • Admissions office: (970) 351-2881

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$1,200$1,135$1,100
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,784$7,342$6,832
Off Campus
Room and board$7,784$7,342$6,832
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2008-20092007-20082006-2007
On Campus$17,941$16,902$15,294
Off Campus$17,941$16,902$15,294
Off Campus with Family$10,157$9,560$8,462
On Campus$27,343$25,481$23,874
Off Campus$27,343$25,481$23,874
Off Campus with Family$19,559$18,139$17,042

Financial Aid Recipients

    Percentage of Students Who Receive Aid:
  • Any form of aid: 73%
  • Federal grants: 16%
  • State/local grants: 15%
  • Institutional grants: 20%
  • Student loans: 45%
    Average Amount of Aid Received:
  • Federal grants:$2533
  • State/local grants:$2411
  • Institutional grants:$1582
  • Student loans:$3650


Undergraduate application fee (2006-07):$40
Undergraduate Admissions
Fall 2006
Number of applicants7,5333,0734,460
Percent admitted76.0%74.1%77.3%
Percent admitted who enrolled


Total enrollment: 13622
Undergraduate enrollment: 11149
First-time student retention: 72%
Overall graduation rate: 46%

Characteristics of undergraduate students

    • Attendance:
    • Full Time: 89%
    • Part Time: 11%
    • Gender:
    • Men: 39%
    • Women: 61%

White non-hispanic: 77%
Black non-hispanic: 3%
Hispanic: 8%
Asian/pacific islander: 3%
American indian/alaska native: 1%
Other: 8%


AgencyPeriods of AccreditationAction
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1916 -  None

Degrees offered

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies
 African-American/Black Studies - Bachelor
 Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies - Bachelor

Biological and Biomedical Sciences
 Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other - Doctor
 Biology/Biological Sciences, General - Bachelor, Master

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services
 Business Administration and Management, General - Bachelor

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
 Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric - Bachelor, Master
 Journalism - Bachelor

 Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services - Master, Doctor
 Early Childhood Education and Teaching - Master
 Education, Other - Master, Doctor
 Educational Leadership and Administration, General - Master, Doctor
 Educational Statistics and Research Methods - Master, Doctor
 Educational/Instructional Media Design - Master
 Elementary Education and Teaching - Master, Doctor
 Higher Education/Higher Education Administration - Doctor
 Music Teacher Education - Bachelor
 Physical Education Teaching and Coaching - Master, Doctor
 Reading Teacher Education - Master
 Special Education and Teaching, General - Bachelor, Master, Doctor

English Language and Literature/Letters
 English Language and Literature, General - Bachelor, Master

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
 Adult Development and Aging - Bachelor, Master

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

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
 Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences - Bachelor, Doctor
 Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist - Bachelor
 Dietetics/Dietitian (RD) - Bachelor
 Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) - Bachelor, Master
 Public Health Education and Promotion - Bachelor, Master
 Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other - Doctor
 Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist - Bachelor, Master
 Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor - Bachelor, Master

 History, General - Bachelor, Master

Mathematics and Statistics
 Mathematics and Statistics, Other - Doctor
 Mathematics, General - Bachelor, Master

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
 Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other - Bachelor, Master

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies
 Kinesiology and Exercise Science - Bachelor, Master, Doctor
 Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management - Bachelor

Philosophy and Religious Studies
 Philosophy - Bachelor

Physical Sciences
 Chemistry, General - Bachelor, Master
 Chemistry, Other - Doctor
 Geology/Earth Science, General - Bachelor, Master
 Physics, General - Bachelor

 Counseling Psychology - Master, Doctor
 Educational Psychology - Master, Doctor
 Psychology, General - Bachelor, Master

Public Administration and Social Service Professions
 Human Services, General - Bachelor

Security and Protective Services
 Criminal Justice/Safety Studies - Bachelor

Social Sciences
 Economics, General - Bachelor
 Geography - Bachelor
 Political Science and Government, General - Bachelor
 Social Sciences, General - Bachelor, Master
 Sociology - Bachelor

Visual and Performing Arts
 Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General - Bachelor
 Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other - Bachelor
 Fine/Studio Arts, General - Bachelor, Master
 Music, General - Bachelor, Master, Doctor

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