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

$17,128

Net Price

91%

Admitted

14%

Enrolled

52%

Graduation Rate

14/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

University of Northern Colorado

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 10,348. In 2021, there were 356 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #8 in Colorado and ranks #885 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

356

Total Enrollment

10,348

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for University of Northern Colorado

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#8

Colorado Rank

Combining ranking factors for 16 schools that offer psychology degrees in Colorado, University of Northern Colorado ranks #8.

#885

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., University of Northern Colorado ranks #885.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, University of Northern Colorado offers General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Applied Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy and School Psychology. At the doctorate level Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology and School Psychology are offered.

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

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPhD
Applied Psychology10
Counseling and Applied Psychology8811
Counseling Psychology395
Educational Psychology21
General Psychology156
Marriage and Family Therapy2
School Psychology186
Total Graduates15617822
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

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

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 10,152 students applied to the University of Northern Colorado. The university admitted 91% and 14% 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 Northern Colorado students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 69%. Compared to all Colorado four or more years colleges, the percentage is 71%.

The overall graduation rate for University of Northern Colorado is 52%, compared to 53% for all Colorado universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 65%.

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

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

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of University of Northern Colorado 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.

UNC

10,152

Applicants

91%

Percent Admitted

14%

Percent Enrolled

69%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

52%

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 421 or 56% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 326 or 44% part-time faculty members employed at University of Northern Colorado. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 421 or 56%.

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.

UNC

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

56%

Percent Full-Time

44%

Percent Part-Time

56%

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 Northern Colorado the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $8,127, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $11,192 and the average cost for graduate fees is $2,174.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend University of Northern Colorado 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 Northern Colorado2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$12,152
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,290
Total Living Expenses$15,442
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$8,127
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,200
Total Undergraduate Expenses$24,769
In-State, Graduate Tuition$11,192
In-State, Graduate Fees$2,174
Total Graduate Expenses$13,366
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend University of Northern Colorado is $17,128. 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.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend University of Northern Colorado presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$13,150$12,876
$30,001 – $48,000$13,774$12,561
$48,001 – $75,000$14,111$14,062
$75,001 – $110,000$16,144$17,247
$110,001 and more$20,022$20,511
US Department of Education

Compare University of Northern Colorado 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.

UNC

$24,769

Cost to Attend

$8,069

Average Financial Aid

99%

Percent Receiving Aid

$17,128

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 1,323 or 99%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 7,453 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $8,069.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid7,453$8,069
Pell Grants2,221$5,187
Federal Student Loans3,389$6,122
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the University of Northern Colorado 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.

UNC

7,453

Grant or Scholarship Aid

57%

Grants or Scholarships

2,221

Number of Pell Grants

17%

Pell Grants

3,389

Federal Student Loans

26%

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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