University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs Review

A- Excellent
4 Based on 4 Reviews
Career Preparation
A-
Students and Culture
A-
Facilities
A
Activities and Groups
B+

Degree Overview

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.

484 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
 
10
2
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
356
73
 
 
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Economics, General
 
34
 
 
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
 
 
2
 
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
 
 
 
2
 
Operations Management and Supervision
 
 
 
1
 
Project Management
 
 
 
1
 
Research and Development Management
 
 
 
3
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

419 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
 
12
 
 
 
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
 
8
 
 
 
History, General
 
51
8
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
 
2
 
 
 
Philosophy
 
40
 
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
30
 
 
 
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
2
 
Psychology, General
 
162
15
 
3
Public Administration
 
 
27
4
 
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods
 
 
 
4
 
Sociology
 
46
5
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

385 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics, General
 
 
3
 
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
60
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
38
0
 
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
13
 
 
 
Education, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Educational Evaluation and Research
 
 
 
 
18
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
69
 
 
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
46
 
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
67
 
 
 
Exercise Physiology
 
41
 
 
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
10
 
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
 
19
 
 
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/Esl Language Instructor
 
 
 
1
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

371 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/Trainer
 
 
0
 
 
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
 
122
 
 
 
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
 
 
0
 
 
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
2
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
202
37
6
2

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

308 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
 
30
 
 
 
Biological and Physical Sciences
 
 
37
 
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
132
 
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
11
 
 
 
Geography
 
53
 
 
 
Geography, Other
 
 
3
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
28
 
 
 
Natural Sciences
 
 
 
 
3
Physics, General
 
11
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

207 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Engineering, General
 
20
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
37
10
 
 
Engineering, General
 
 
24
 
15
Engineering, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
90
11
 
 

163 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication, General
 
153
10
 
 

87 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
 
9
 
 
 
Computer Science
 
50
13
 
 
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation
 
14
 
 
 
Systems Engineering
 
1
 
 
 

34 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Visual and Performing Arts, General
 
34
 
 
 

Online Programs

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

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General
 
 
 
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
 
 
 
 
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
 
 
 
 
Communication, General
 
 
 
 
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
 
 
Engineering, General
 
 
 
 
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
 
 
 
 
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
 
 
 
 
Homeland Security
 
 
 
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
 
 
 
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
 
 
 
 
Project Management
 
 
 
 
Public Administration
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
Research and Development Management
 
 
 
 
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods
 
 
 
 
Securities Services Administration/Management
 
 
 
 
Sociology
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by 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
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate 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?

4 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.

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

    Professional societies, job search help, resume help

    4 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4 Based on 4 Reviews
  • Alumni
    BSBA and MBA, Class of 1992

    Conservative in Business School TOOO Liberal in the other curriculum

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

    It was online, but the culture was diverse.

    4 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.

    5 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

    4 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.5 Based on 4 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Masters of science in nursing, Class of 2015

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

    4 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.

    5 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.

    5 Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

3.5 Based on 4 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Masters of science in nursing, Class of 2015

    I do not know, I was mostly online

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

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

    4 Rated January 2016

Questions & Answers

Who are the notable alumni?
1 Answer
  • 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?
1 Answer
  • 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?
1 Answer
  • 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?
1 Answer
  • 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?
1 Answer
  • 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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