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Located in Greeley, Colorado, University of Northern Colorado is a public institution. Greeley is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

277 Undergraduate Degrees
453 Graduate Degrees
$28,384 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
88% Acceptance Rate

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University of Northern Colorado Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at University of Northern Colorado.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Special Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Multilingual Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards University of Northern Colorado has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Bilingual, Multilingual, & Multicultural Education Schools College Factual
#1 Best Bilingual, Multilingual, & Multicultural Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Best Value Colleges for Bilingual, Multilingual, & Multicultural Education College Factual
#1 Highest Paid Bilingual, Multilingual, & Multicultural Education Graduates College Factual

Where Is University of Northern Colorado?

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Contact details for University of Northern Colorado are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Carter Hall - Rm 4000, Greeley, CO 80639
Phone: 970-351-1890
Website: www.unco.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/universitynortherncolorado/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNCo_edu

How Do I Get Into University of Northern Colorado?

You can apply to University of Northern Colorado online at: https://www.unco.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for University of Northern Colorado

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into University of Northern Colorado?

88% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
89% Submit SAT Scores
University of Northern Colorado has the high acceptance rate of 88%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 90%.

Average Test Scores

About 89% of students accepted to University of Northern Colorado submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 610. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Northern Colorado  ( 490 to 610 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Northern Colorado  ( 490 to 590 )
200
800
University of Northern Colorado received ACT scores from 22% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 26. Math scores were between 17 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of Northern Colorado  ( 18 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Northern Colorado  ( 17 to 25 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Northern Colorado  ( 19 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Northern Colorado?

$28,384 Net Price
55% Take Out Loans
4.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of Northern Colorado is $28,384. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At University of Northern Colorado, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $6,163 a year. That adds up to $24,652 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Northern Colorado is 4.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Northern Colorado Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,726 Full-Time Undergraduates
67% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,494 undergraduate students at University of Northern Colorado, with 6,726 being full-time and 1,768 being part-time.

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There are also 2,966 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,726 full-time undergraduates at University of Northern Colorado, 33% are male and 67% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Northern Colorado students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 149
Black or African American 321
Hispanic or Latino 1,593
White 4,200
International Students 63
Other Races/Ethnicities 400

Geographic Diversity

Colorado students aren't the only ones who study at University of Northern Colorado. At this time, 40 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 56 countries are represented at University of Northern Colorado. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and Thailand.

Online Learning at University of Northern Colorado

2,824 Took All Classes Online
9,562 Took At Least One Class Online
29.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 9,562 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at University of Northern Colorado has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in Colorado for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of University of Northern Colorado

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Northern Colorado was $10,062 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $22,320. The following table shows how University of Northern Colorado is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Bilingual, Multilingual, & Multicultural Education #1 #1
Bilingual & Multilingual Education #7 #7
Other Education #24 #33
Other Education #33 #42
General Education #66 #84
General Education #66 #84

Online Growth Rankings of University of Northern Colorado

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Northern Colorado was 29.5%. This is the #632 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at University of Northern Colorado regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at University of Northern Colorado ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at University of Northern Colorado.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Bilingual, Multilingual, & Multicultural Education #1
Bilingual & Multilingual Education #13
Other Education #24
Other Education #24
Multilingual Education #25
Reading Teacher Education #56
General Special Education #82
General Educational Leadership & Administration #133
Special Education #148
Teacher Education Subject Specific #154
Educational Administration #183

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Northern Colorado Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Special Education 45 152 7 204
Elementary Education 160 0 6 166
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 89 8 97
General Education 0 70 0 70
Early Childhood Education 41 0 0 41
Reading Teacher Education 0 32 0 32
Music Education 31 0 0 31
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 23 4 27
Bilingual & Multilingual Education 0 17 0 17
Drama & Dance Education 0 12 0 12
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0 8 3 11
Educational Statistics & Research Methods 0 4 4 8
Bilingual, Multilingual, & Multicultural Education 0 8 0 8
Other Education 0 5 1 6
Educational/Instructional Technology 0 0 0 0
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 277 420 33 730

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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