Western State Colorado University

country rank : 863

world rank     : 2603

University Overview


Founded in 1901, Western State Colorado University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the small town of Gunnison (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Colorado. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Western State Colorado University (WSCU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Western State Colorado University (WSCU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 116 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. WSCU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity


University Name(s)



Crimson and slate

Mad Jack Mountaineer

Yearly Tuition Range


uniRank Tuition Range Matrix

Local student 7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
Not reported
Int’l student 17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
Not reported

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University Admissions


Gender Admission
Men and Women (coed)

International Students
Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection
Yes, based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades

Admission Rate
Admission Rate 90-100%

Admission Office
600 North Adams Street
Gunnison 81231
+1 (970) 943 2119
(800) 876 5309


Size and Profile


Student EnrollmentTotal Enrolment Range

Academic StaffTotal Faculty Range

Control TypeControl Type

Entity TypeEntity Type


Facilities and Services 


LibraryUniversity Library
Yes Go to Western State Colorado University's Library

HousingUniversity Housing and Accommodation

Sport FacilitiesUniversity Sport Facilities

Financial AidsUniversity Financial Aids

Study AbroadStudy Abroad and International Exchange Programs

Distance LearningDistance Learning and Online Courses




Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), Accreditation Committee
  • Colorado State Board of Accountancy




  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)


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