Graduate Program Overview

Western Colorado University is a four-years, public school located in Gunnison, Colorado. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $15,490 for Colorado residents and $15,490 for out-of-state students. It offers eight (8) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameWestern Colorado University
TypeFour-years, Public
Address1 Western Way, Gunnison, CO
Graduate School Students454 students
231 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$15,490
Student to Faculty18:1 (5.56%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 8 Graduate Programs
7 Master's, 1 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Western Colorado University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Colorado residents, the tuition & fees are $15,490 and $15,490 for non-Colorado residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $860.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$860$860
Books & Supplies$1,300
Room & Board$9,990 (On-Campus) / $11,844 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,150 (On-Campus) / $3,150 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$29,930$29,930
Off-Campus Total$31,784$31,784
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Western Colorado University offers Masters, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 8 major areas - 7 Master's , 1 Post-Bachelor'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
English Language and Literature
Natural Resources and Conservation
English Language and Literature
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts

Graduate Student Population

Total 3,203 students enrolled in Western Colorado University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 454 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 153 male and 301 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 334 full-time and 120 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 231 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 108 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students153
Women Students301
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students334
Part-time Students120
By race/ethnicity 366 White, 9 Black, and 4 Asian students are attending at Western Colorado University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Two or more races17
3 students are younger than 22 and 113 students are older than 65. The school has 209 students aged between 22 and 30 and 123 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under3
40 & Over113
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Western Colorado University, 231 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 108 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment448
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses231
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses108
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses109
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses231
Colorado Resident156
Other State In U.S.75
Outside of U.S.0

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