Colorado Christian University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,751
5.09% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$23,313
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.24%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
8,964
28.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
60.6%
249 Graduates

About

Colorado Christian University is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, CO. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Colorado Christian University were Counseling Psychology (165 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (33 degrees), and Biblical Studies (31 degrees).

In 2022, 1,497 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado Christian University. 69.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,010 degrees), 4.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (219 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado Christian University is $25,751, which is $1,755 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Colorado Christian University is $25,751, which is $1,755 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,313.

In 2022, 57% of undergraduate students attending Colorado Christian University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$25,751
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Colorado Christian University was $25,751. The cost of tuition at Colorado Christian University is $1,755 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$23,313
2022 Value
12.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Colorado Christian University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,313. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Colorado Christian University grew by 12.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,052
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colorado Christian University was of $10,052 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.43% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Colorado Christian University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.24%
2019 Default Rate
55
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Colorado Christian University was 2.24%, which represents 55 out of the 2451 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Colorado Christian University had a total enrollment of 8,964 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Colorado Christian University is 2,568 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,396. This means that 28.6% of students enrolled at Colorado Christian University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colorado Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.5% White, 13.6% Hispanic or Latino, 11.8% Black or African American, 3.4% Two or More Races, 3.37% Asian, 0.703% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.357% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colorado Christian University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.8%), followed by White Male (25.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (54.2%), followed by White Male (15.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.58%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

28.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colorado Christian University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,964 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado Christian University is 2,568 and the part-time enrollment is 6,396. This means that 28.6% of students enrolled at Colorado Christian University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Colorado Christian University was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Colorado Christian University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    5,695 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,217 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,059 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Colorado Christian University is 63.5% White, 13.6% Hispanic or Latino, 11.8% Black or African American, 3.4% Two or More Races, 3.37% Asian, 0.703% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.357% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 290 students (3.24%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 571 more women than men received degrees from Colorado Christian University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Colorado Christian University is white (1,010 degrees awarded). There were 4.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (219 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Colorado Christian University is Counseling Psychology (165 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (33 degrees) and Biblical Studies (31 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Colorado Christian University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (199 degrees awarded), Psychology (372 degrees), and Education (138 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado Christian University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,829,833 people), Accountants & auditors (1,072,667 people), Other managers (853,429 people), Secondary school teachers (566,924 people), and Financial managers (530,117 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado Christian University in 2022 are Theology (199 degrees awarded), Psychology (372 degrees), Education (138 degrees), Business (349 degrees), and History (8 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado Christian University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Colorado Christian University are Theology (199 degrees awarded), Psychology (372 degrees), Education (138 degrees), Business (349 degrees), and History (8 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado Christian University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,506,167 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (726,248 people), Computer Systems Design (601,126 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (572,711 people), and Banking & related activities (536,546 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado Christian University are Theology (199 degrees awarded), Psychology (372 degrees), Education (138 degrees), Business (349 degrees), and History (8 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Colorado Christian University.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 136 degrees awarded
  2. 117 degrees awarded
  3. 92 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colorado Christian University was General Psychology with 136 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

463
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,034
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 463 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado Christian University, which is 0.448 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,034).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 80 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado Christian University in Biblical Studies, which is 1.05 times more than the 76 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 131 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado Christian University in Counseling Psychology, which is 3.85 times more than the 34 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

54%
100% Completion Time
60%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 54% of students graduating from Colorado Christian University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Colorado Christian University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,010 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    219 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    147 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colorado Christian University is white (1,010 degrees awarded). There were 4.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (219 degrees).

2.14% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    691 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    319 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    159 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Colorado Christian University is white female (691 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (319 degrees).

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Operations

Colorado Christian University has an endowment valued at nearly $6.13M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−78.4%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Colorado Christian University had a total salary expenditure of 112M. Colorado Christian University employs 51 Assistant professors, 37 Associate professors and 27 Professors. Most academics at Colorado Christian University are Male Assistant professor (27), Male Associate professor (25), and Female Assistant professor (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado Christian University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 231 employees, Management, with 81 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees.

Endowment

$6.13M
2022 Endowment
8.66%
decline from 2021

Colorado Christian University has an endowment valued at about $6.13M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Colorado Christian University declined 8.66% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $40.4M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$44.7M
2022 Salaries
11.5%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Colorado Christian University paid a median of $44.7M in salaries, which represents 39.7% of their overall expenditure ($112M) and a 11.5% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.13M
Instructional Salaries
118
Number of Employees

In 2022, Colorado Christian University paid a total of $9.13M to 118 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
51 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
231 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colorado Christian University were Assistant professor with 51 employees, Associate professor with 37 employees, and Professor with 27 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado Christian University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 231 employees, Management with 81 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colorado Christian University was Male Assistant professor with 27 employees, Male Associate professor with 25 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 24 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Colorado Christian University.

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