2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$39,973

Net Price

64%

Admitted

11%

Enrolled

76%

Graduation Rate

10/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

University of Denver

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 14,130. In 2021, there were 1,086 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #5 in Colorado and ranks #541 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Postgraduate Certificate, Master, Post Master Certificate, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

1,086

Total Enrollment

14,130

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for University of Denver

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#5

Colorado Rank

Combining ranking factors for 16 schools that offer psychology degrees in Colorado, University of Denver ranks #5.

#541

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., University of Denver ranks #541.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, University of Denver offers General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the postgraduate certificate level, the university offers Social Work. At the master level Clinical Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Forensic Psychology, General Psychology and Social Work are offered. At the post master certificate level Clinical Child Psychology and Counseling and Applied Psychology are offered. At the doctorate level Clinical Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology, General Psychology and Social Work are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSPG CERTMAPMCPhD
Clinical Child Psychology83210
Clinical Psychology2143
Counseling and Applied Psychology1123264
Counseling Psychology5111
Forensic Psychology32
General Psychology11863
Social Work395004
Total Graduates1183973064135
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) – PsyD Doctoral programs
  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 22,694 students applied to the University of Denver. The university admitted 64% and 11% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Colorado universities is 12,853. On average, all Colorado institutions admit 83% and 20% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of University of Denver students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 84%. Compared to all Colorado four or more years colleges, the percentage is 71%.

The overall graduation rate for University of Denver is 76%, compared to 53% for all Colorado universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare DU to Colorado Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of University of Denver to the average of all Colorado four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

DU

22,694

Applicants

64%

Percent Admitted

11%

Percent Enrolled

84%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

76%

Graduation Rate

CO Colleges

12,853

Applicants

83%

Percent Admitted

20%

Percent Enrolled

71%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

53%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 797 or 49% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 831 or 51% part-time faculty members employed at University of Denver. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 780 or 48%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

DU

10 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

49%

Percent Full-Time

51%

Percent Part-Time

48%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

CO Colleges

15 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

53%

Percent Full-Time

47%

Percent Part-Time

49%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at University of Denver the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $53,640, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $53,640 and the average cost for graduate fees is $303.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend University of Denver in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for University of Denver2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$14,674
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,021
Total Living Expenses$17,695
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$53,640
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,000
Total Undergraduate Expenses$72,335
In-State, Graduate Tuition$53,640
In-State, Graduate Fees$303
Total Graduate Expenses$53,943
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend University of Denver is $39,973. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare University of Denver to all Colorado universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

DU

$72,335

Cost to Attend

$31,796

Average Financial Aid

99%

Percent Receiving Aid

$39,973

Net Price

CO Colleges

$33,618

Cost to Attend

$13,144

Average Financial Aid

89%

Percent Receiving Aid

$19,516

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 1,347 or 99%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 4,988 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $31,796.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid4,988$31,796
Pell Grants890$5,089
Federal Student Loans1,911$6,187
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the University of Denver to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

DU

4,988

Grant or Scholarship Aid

64%

Grants or Scholarships

890

Number of Pell Grants

11%

Pell Grants

1,911

Federal Student Loans

25%

Federal Student Loans

CO Colleges

4,989

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

2,046

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

2,640

Federal Student Loans

27%

Federal Student Loans

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