Colorado College

14. E Cache La Poudre St., Colorado springs, CO 80903
Tel: (719)389-6000
Private not-for-profit | 2,022 students
A private, four-year liberal arts college, Colorado College is located on a 90-acre campus in downtown Colorado Springs near the base of the 14,110 foot Pikes Peak and about an hour from Denver. Consistently ranked in the top tier in U.S. News & World Report for academic excellence, CC is the only such college in the Rocky Mountain region.

School Overview:

Colorado College
CountyEl Paso County, CO
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
193 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,022 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,001 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
21 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
2,004 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
18 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted23%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)630-720450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)610-710460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)620-720440-570
ACT English (25-75%)28-3419-25
ACT Math (25-75%)26-3118-25
ACT Writing (25-75%)8-96-8
ACT Composite (25-75%)28-3220-25

School Notes:

  • Colorado College was established as a coeducational institution in 1874, two years before Colorado became a state. In 1871, General William Jackson Palmer, founder of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, laid out the city of Colorado Springs along his new line from Denver. Envisioning a model city, he reserved land and contributed funds for a college, which was to open May 6, 1874.
  • Since the mid-1950s, the campus has been virtually rebuilt. New facilities include three large residence halls, Worner Campus Center, Tutt Library, Olin Hall of Science and the Barnes Science Center, Honnen Ice Rink, Boettcher Health Center, Schlessman Pool, Armstrong Hall of Humanities, Palmer Hall, El Pomar Sports Center, and Packard Hall of Music and Art. The Gaslight Plaza Building, previously known as the Plaza Hotel and the Plaza Building, was purchased by the college in March 1991 and was renamed the William I. Spencer Center.
  • Best known for innovative Block Plan, where students take and professors teach only one course at a time, Colorado College offers a new perspective on core classes and standard curriculum. The college creates a small and supportive learning communities with every block and give students the time to participate fully, without distractions.
  • Colorado College is accredited through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NCA).
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