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Western State College of Colorado
Western State College of Colorado 600 N Adams Gunnison, CO 81231 Phone: (970) 943-0120
  • General Information
    About Western State College of Colorado

    Western State promotes intellectual maturity and personal growth in its students and graduates citizens prepared to assume constructive roles in local, national, and global communities. Western helps its students to develop the skills and commitments needed to continue learning for the rest of their lives and strives to unifying academic domains which have traditionally existed separately: the sciences, the liberal arts, and professional programs. The College provides students with a solid foundation of skills in written and spoken communication, problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity. Programs encourage a breadth and depth of knowledge, which will serve as a foundation for a professional career or graduate study, and an appreciation of values appropriate to a liberally educated individual.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Remote
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 2,311
    Percent Admitted 72%
    Men Admitted 73%
    Women Admitted 71%
    Full Time Retention Rate 34%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 450 550
      Math 470 580
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 19 24
      English 19 23
      Math 18 24
      Writing 19 25
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 2,382
    Native American 21
    Asian 19
    African American 42
    Hispanic 124
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,930
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 107

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