Graduate Programs Overview

Western Colorado University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Gunnison, Colorado. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022 the graduate school tuition & fees are $17,371 for Colorado residents and $15,490 for other students in average.

It offers nine graduate programs: 7 Master's, 2 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameWestern Colorado University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address1 Western Way, Gunnison, CO
Graduate School Students454 students
225 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$17,371
Out-of-State$15,490
Student to Faculty18:1 (5.56%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 9 Graduate Programs
7 Master's, 2 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Program 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 $17,371 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 $871.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition-$1$13,972
Fees$0$1,518
Cost per Credit$0$871
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$14,439$29,930
Off-Campus Total$16,293$31,784
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022
In-State$12,839$19,399$17,371$17,371-$1
Out-of-State$12,839$19,399$17,371$17,371$15,490

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Western Colorado University offers Masters, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 25 major areas - 6 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
Total153---
Men61---
Women92---
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
Visual And Performing Arts
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
English Language And Literature
Education
Natural Resources And Conservation
English Language And Literature
Education
Natural Resources And Conservation
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Business
English Language And Literature

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 225 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 131 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total454
Men Students153
Women Students301
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total454
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
Total454
American Indian /
Native American
1
Asian4
Black9
Hispanic23
White366
Two or more races17
Un-Known32
3 students are younger than 22 and 108 students are older than 65. The school has 206 students aged between 22 and 30 and 137 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total454
21 & Under3
22-2467
25-29139
30-3482
35-3955
40 & Over108
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, 225 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 131 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment454
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses225
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses131
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses98
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses225
Colorado Resident153
Other State In U.S.71
Outside of U.S.1


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