Western State Colorado University

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Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
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Teacher certification: Approved by the state for initial certifcation or licensure of teachers

600 N Adams, Gunnison, CO, 81231

(970) 943-0120  





Western State promotes intellectual maturity and personal growth in its students and graduates citizens prepared to assume constructive roles in local, national, and global communities. Western helps its students to develop the skills and commitments needed to continue learning for the rest of their lives and strives to unifying academic domains which have traditionally existed separately: the sciences, the liberal arts, and professional programs. The College provides students with a solid foundation of skills in written and spoken communication, problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity. Programs encourage a breadth and depth of knowledge, which will serve as a foundation for a professional career or graduate study, and an appreciation of values appropriate to a liberally educated individual.

Public, 4-year or above 


Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for students' children

Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits

Academic Year Prices - 2014 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
In District $7,874 $7,343 $6,449
In State $7,874 $7,343 $6,449
Out of State $18,319 $17,284 $16,318
Books and Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
On Campus      
Room and Board $9,050 $8,792 $8,688
Other Expenses $2,628 $2,610 $2,610
Off Campus      
Room and Board $9,300 $8,982 $8,901
Other Expenses $2,628 $2,610 $2,610
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses - $2,466 $2,610

Major NCAA Programs

Sport Conference
Basketball Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Football Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Cross Country/Track Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
31.0 % $4,095
State/Local Grant
24.0 % $1,133
Institutional Grants
66.0 % $3,907
Loans 33.0 % $5,930

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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.


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