600 N. Adams Street Gunnison, CO 81231 970-943-2119
About Western State College of Colorado
  • Year of Foundation 1911
  • Size of Campus 228 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,177
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 39% 61% 22%OUS
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $4,725 In state, $12,336 Out of state
  • Room and Board $7,456
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee $40
  • Enrollment No. 1,982
Western State College of Colorado is a four-year public liberal arts college located in Gunnison, Colorado. The enrollment stands at about 2400 students with a high percentage, one-fourth, from out of state. The far flung appeal for some students is found in the idyllic mountains and ski slopes. The most popular majors at Western are business, art, recreation, biology, environmental studies, and outdoor leadership. Within the advanced science department, 78% of the staff have a doctorate degree. Western also offers a state of the art petroleum geology program, founded and funded by Western State College alumni donations.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Delta Simga Pi; Psi Ster Psi
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities N/A
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Crusade for Christ; Christian Challenge; Newman Club;
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Alliance; Amigos; Asian Pacific Islanders;
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats N/A
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses N/A
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Word horde; Homecoming Weekend; Family Weekend; Comedy Nights; Wilderness Pursuits Trips;
  • Number of students in fraternities N/A
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest airport Colorado Springs, CO (150), Gunnison, CO (3)
  • Distance to nearest train Grand Junction, CO (120)
  • Distance to nearest bus Gunnison, CO (3)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 30%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, apartments for married students, apartment for single students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
Campus Services
  • Number Of Books in Library 158,698
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Museums N/A
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 1,539
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 719
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 1,173,804
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Library Facilities 100%
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,500
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 30%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment Yes
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Rural