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University of Colorado Colorado Springs Review

Colorado Springs, CO, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A
Activities and Groups B+
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs is a medium sized, public, four-year university enrolling 11,988 students and offering 64 degrees in Colorado Springs, CO.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
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Business
408 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Administration and Management
262
117
Economics
19
Marketing/marketing Management
1
Non-Profit/public/organizational Management
8
Research and Development Management
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Human and Social Sciences
392 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
29
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
14
History
69
10
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
1
Philosophy
15
Political Science
35
Psychology
128
12
4
Public Administration
22
1
Social Sciences
4
Sociology
37
11
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Healthcare
284 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences
85
Registered Nurse
147
39
6
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Mathematics and Science
275 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
5
Biological and Physical Sciences
36
Biology
111
Chemistry
10
Geography
82
Geography
2
Mathematics
18
Natural Sciences
0
Physics
11
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Education and Liberal Arts
259 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics
0
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
66
Curriculum and Instruction
45
4
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
1
Educational Evaluation and Research
4
Educational Leadership and Administration
44
English Language and Literature
63
Spanish Language and Literature
8
Special Education and Teaching
24
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Communication and Media
166 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication
147
19
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Engineering
160 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Engineering
7
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
23
11
Engineering
22
11
Mechanical Engineering
69
17
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Legal and Law
111 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Law Enforcement Administration
93
8
2
Homeland Security
2
Securities Services Administration/management
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Computer Technology
55 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
5
Computer Science
32
10
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Art and Design
30 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Visual and Performing Arts
30
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Administration and Management
Law Enforcement Administration
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration
Engineering
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences
Homeland Security
Marketing/marketing Management
Non-Profit/public/organizational Management
Public Administration
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Didactic Program in Dietetics American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 4 Reviews
Alumni
Bachelors of Innovation in Business Administration, Class of 2014

Pretty much the same as other universities. You get out what you are willing to put in. The business school at UCCS is extraordinarily focused on helping students get real world experience as well. The BI program is superb at getting cross-discipline training in as well.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.A. in chemistry, Class of 2007

Professional societies, job search help, resume help

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 4 Reviews
Alumni
BSBA and MBA, Class of 1992

Conservative in Business School TOOO Liberal in the other curriculum

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Masters of science in nursing, Class of 2015

It was online, but the culture was diverse.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelors of Innovation in Business Administration, Class of 2014

As a commuter student I would call it a commuter school that is becoming more traditional. Very positive community, but fairly scattered.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.A. in chemistry, Class of 2007

Many older students and off campus students. A campus culture is available, but as an off campus student I never really tried to get involved with it

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 4 Reviews
Alumni
Masters of science in nursing, Class of 2015

I was mostly online, but I did see was sufficient.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelors of Innovation in Business Administration, Class of 2014

High quality and improving. As a commuter I only used classrooms and labs. and for the most part they are very good. Only one old building is kind of crappy.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.A. in chemistry, Class of 2007

There were a lot of computers available to students, in every building. The dorms usually sold out and they continue to build more. Dorms were plain but nice; lots of different options. I never went to the dining halls, but the cafes were passable. Classrooms varied by age of the building, but they were always adequate.

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 4 Reviews
Alumni
Masters of science in nursing, Class of 2015

I do not know, I was mostly online

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.A. in chemistry, Class of 2007

I got to participate in the jujitsu club, and the japanese language club.

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
University of Colorado Colorado Springs Business Program
UDC Contributor

Want to earn a truly unique business degree? Check out the Bachelor of Innovation (BI) in Business Administration program at UCCS. No other university currently offers the BI degree. Business students pursuing the BI team up to tackle long-term projects with actual companies. One team helped the Colorado Model Railroad Museum explore funding options to be used for programming and building expansion. Another team created a new website for a pest control company. Just like these students, you’ll use your innovative mindset to make a positive impact. If you’re seeking even more professional development you won’t have to look too far. As a junior or senior you can participate in the College of Business’ Career Coaching program. In this program you will tour local companies to see what they offer and how they operate. For example, in 2015 students visited Borealis Fat Bikes and Epicentral Coworking right in Colorado Springs. You’ll also receive one-on-one support from a career coach. Before you know it you’ll be a resume-writing, interview-acing, networking machine! UCCS provides opportunities; it’s up to you to take advantage of them.

Featured Alumni Review
Sindi
Bachelor's in Human Biology, Class of 2015

U As a bio major I really appreciated that my program offered and encompassed everything from neurobiology to evolution. Almost all of the professors had research labs, and I was able to participate in one, which truly enriched my academic experience. I researched cell damage responses in yeast as a way to better understand Seckel Syndrome in humans (microcephalic primordial dwarfism). My professors really focused on teaching us to understand research design and academic literature, so a lot of my classes were focused on that as opposed to simply doing PowerPoint slides and multiple-choice exams. I believe these experiences made me realize my love for research and gave me a desire to pursue it in the future.

Featured Alumni Review
Kimberly
Bachelor's in Business Management, Class of 2014

U I loved the College of Business at UCCS. They provided useful resources like tutoring, great study areas, and study groups. I was able to stay in classes with teachers I liked which helped with my learning of a certain subject. I found that even if a class wasn't a part of my program, I still had a chance to take some as electives if I wanted. I took sociology, which ended up being one of my favorite classes. I also liked how UCCS put students in touch with internship opportunities. You'll be able to go to events where companies come out to talk to you about the internships they are offering to students, which is really helpful in the internship search process.

Featured Alumni Review
Katherine
English with an Emphasis in Professional and Technical Writing, Class of 2015

U I was in the Professional and Technical Writing program which was one of the emphases for the English degree at UCCS. This program depends on the non-profit community around the university to provide the students with experience designing websites, writing documentation, and compiling grants, which are then given back to the non-profit organizations to use. Through the program I discovered how valuable it was to give back to the community. That's why I am now actively involved in writing grants for a local Colorado Springs nonprofit and also why I joined the Leadership Pikes Peak Young Professionals Program which helps to develop local leaders. By learning how to support the community around UCCS I realized that my passion was in nonprofit work and supporting organizations that made a difference in the lives of others.

Featured Alumni Review
Cortney
Bachelor's in Business, Class of 2014

U I liked the tight-knit community UCCS offered. Everywhere I went I would see familiar faces. My greatest memories at UCCS were made while playing intramurals on the new Alpine Field on top of the parking garage. When it comes to academics, I found the professionalism of the business school as a whole helped to prepare me for the outside professional world. Most of my business classes required a large amount of public speaking, which helped me learn how to conduct myself in front of others in a professional setting.

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Eric
Bachelor's in Applied Mathematics, Class of 2014

U I enjoyed hanging out and studying at Clyde's, the restaurant in the University Center, because it was a great place to study or relax after an exam. The atmosphere was more casual than just sitting in your normal college cafeteria, so I always felt I could get more done there. The math program was great because it gave me a solid foundation to pursue a career in math in any direction I chose, even in areas outside of mathematics. The cross-disciplinary nature of the curriculum allowed me to get exposure to upper division finance classes typically only available to business students. My degree ended up helping me get a statistician job in Washington DC after graduation, so that just goes to show that the UCCS name reaches far!

Questions and Answers about University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Do you have questions about furthering your education with University of Colorado Colorado Springs? People are listening and are ready to help. Plus, we're pretty sure others have the same question you do!

Popular Questions
Who are the notable alumni?
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With an Olympic Training Center located right in Colorado Springs, it’s no surprise UCCS is the university of choice for Olympic athletes. Olympic Speed Skater Apolo Ohno and Olympic Modern Pentathlete Eli Bremer are two prime examples. Other graduates have claimed some local and national firsts in their careers. Mary Lou Makepeace was the first female Colorado Springs mayor, John Herrington was the first Native-American to travel to space, and Yusef Komunyakaa was the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize for poetry. UCCS alumni have also found success in business. In fact, 2010 graduate Carissa Gump is both a past Olympic weightlifter and current business professional. She’s putting her passion for weightlifting and her sports management degree to work as the Director of Corporate Services for USA Weightlifting. UCCS graduates go for the gold, and they each do it in their own unique way.

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What is the campus setting like?
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Imagine standing on a patch of campus greenery called the West Lawn, nestled between the modern Monarch House residence hall and Osborne Center for Science and Engineering. From here you’ll spot the iconic clock tower of the Kraemer Family Library. Look straight off into the distance and you can catch a glimpse of the Rocky Mountains. Believe it or not, the views become more breathtaking as you meander through campus. You can admire the 14,100-foot Pikes Peak, the sight that inspired Kathy Lee Bates to write “America The Beautiful” in the 1890s. That alone speaks volumes for the views! UCCS is literally surrounded by natural beauty and activities. This makes it a great setting for students who are outdoors enthusiasts. Even the residence halls provide mountain views and quick access to hiking trails. If you’re looking for more action, then stop over to the Recreation and Wellness Center. You can take an Aqua Bootcamp class, climb the bouldering wall, or sign up for outdoor trips to must-see local destinations like Garden of the Gods Park. Can you smell that mountain air yet?

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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You can’t breathe the mountain air from a distance, sad but true. But you can still get a UCCS education. The university offers five undergraduate degree completion programs: health care sciences, sociology, nursing, criminal justice, and business. You can enroll in these programs if you’ve already completed at least 40 credits of college coursework. Here’s more good news: according to the College of Business website, students will be able to earn the business degree fully online starting in Fall 2016. Then, if you’re feeling really ambitious, you can enroll in an online graduate degree or certificate program. UCCS provides online graduate studies in business, public administration, engineering, education, nursing, and criminal justice. Light a mountain-scented candle and it’s like you’re studying right Colorado Springs (almost!). If by chance you live within commuting distance from campus, you could take classes on Fridays and Saturdays year-round with the Weekend University program. Classes run for 10 weeks and some can be taken in hybrid format which is mostly online. No need to quit your day job—with online, hybrid, and weekend courses you can fit your class schedule into your lifestyle.

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What are the athletic highlights?
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The Mountain Lions compete at the NCAA Division II level in 14 sports, including basketball, volleyball, soccer, golf, and cross country. But get excited, because in 2015 UCCS announced it plans to add women’s lacrosse, baseball, and more track and field options to the mix. Men’s Golf has been on fire since 2000. They’ve landed 12 conference championships. Also, men’s basketball just won their first conference championship in 2015. Great job, guys! If you don’t join a varsity sports team you can get involved with intramurals and club sports. Students play ultimate Frisbee, rugby, field hockey, flag football, and lacrosse at Alpine Field. This is a unique new turf field located on top of a five-story parking garage. Even as a spectator you’ll get a great view of the game, the mountains, and the surrounding city, so you can’t lose.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
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You can get a UCCS Bachelor of Innovation (BI) degree in more than just business. The university also offers BI degrees in computer science, game design and development, electrical engineering, women’s and ethnic studies, and more. This type of degree sets UCCS apart from other institutions just like it will set you apart from other graduates. The university offers other distinct areas of study as well. For example, if you’re a serious golf fan you can study PGA Golf Management. Students complete 16 months of paid internships at over 700 golf clubs across the country, from Pebble Beach in California to the PGA of America National Office in Florida. Or, if you want to be a teacher, consider the Inclusive Elementary Education program. You will learn special education and English as a Second Language teaching strategies, so you’ll be better equipped to teach students with various learning needs. According to the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, U.S. schools continue to become more diverse and teachers need inclusive teaching methods to reach their students. Further, UCCS students can access paid research opportunities through the Undergraduate Research Academy. One class of 2015 studied the effects of portrayals of disabled people in the media, while another researched genes that regulate the formation of dendrites. Whether your research interest is scientific or social, you may be able to study it with the support of a faculty mentor. Hands-on opportunity is in high supply at UCCS.

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