Colorado College

Colorado College is a nationally prominent, very selective, four-year liberal arts college founded in 1874. The 100-acre campus is located in the heart of Colorado Springs near the base of Pikes Peak. Colorado College offers an academic setting and a course of study as varied as its dramatic natural environment. The liberal arts curriculum provides an unsurpassed education for highly motivated students of varied social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, to prepare them for positions of professional, political, and civic leadership in an increasingly complex, interdependent world. In addition to bachelor's degrees, the college offers a master of arts in teaching degree. One distinguishing feature of Colorado College is the Block Plan. Implemented in 1970, the Block Plan divides the academic year into eight three-and-one-half-week segments or "blocks." Students take and faculty teach one block at a time. (Each block is equivalent to four hours of credit under a semester system.) Students complete eight blocks per academic year. The Block Plan affords several advantages. First, courses do not place competing demands on students, so they are able to give their full attention to each. Professors organize their courses creatively. Seminar discussions, group projects, laboratory research, and field experiences are as frequent as lectures. At Colorado College, the student is an active participant, not a passive recipient, in the learning process.

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School Details

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Private, Coed 1874 N/A Semester $660.1 million + 14 E. Cache La Poudre Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 389-6000
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82 100.0 Colorado Colorado Springs 1150

Student Life List

Total Enrollment live On Campus Description
2,114 75% Colorado College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,101, with a gender distribution of 46 percent male students and 54 percent female students. At this school, 75 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 25 percent of students live off campus. In sports, Colorado College is part of the NCAA III.

Student Body

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Total enrollment 2,114
Total undergraduate enrollment 2,101
Total graduate enrollment 13
Enrolled students who are veterans or active service members 0%

Degree-seeking student gender distribution

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Degree-seeking women 54.1%


Students living on- and off-campus

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Students who live in college-owned, operated or affiliated housing 75%
Students who live off-campus 25%

Types of campus housing available

coed dorms (59%)
women's dorms (3%)
fraternity housing (1%)
apartment for single students (17%)
theme housing (20%)


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Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

Clubs & Organizations

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Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Air Force ROTC Not offered
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institution (University of Colorado--Colorado Springs)
Navy ROTC Not offered