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Western State College of Colorado

Western State College of Colorado was established in 1901, and is a four-year public college of liberal arts located in Gunnison, Colorado. The college offers bachelor's degrees in arts and fine arts. Various major and minor programs are provided in a broad variety of subjects. Additionally, a number of pre-professional Studies are also offered in Western State College of Colorado. The Student Enrolment of the college includes an impressive number of international students representing more than 15 countries around the world.

Western State College's athletics compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association, Division II. The college athletic teams are nicknamed as the Mountaineers. Mountaineers participate in sports activities including baseball, ice hockey, soccer, lacrosse, and cycling.

Profile of Western State College of Colorado

Western State College of Colorado is in Gunnison, CO. Gunnison is a self-contained town. The school is a public institution. Western State College of Colorado issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at the school include science, fine arts, nutrition and exercise therapy, and conservation and resource management.

Western State College of Colorado Selectivity

Not all applicants to Western State College of Colorado are accepted. The top quarter of students at the school scored at least 560 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 450 to 560 in 2007.


The most successful professors at Western State College of Colorado are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 2, 146 students study at the school .

Student Life

Part-time study is common at Western State College of Colorado. The school offers a real campus feel. Western State College of Colorado makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students at the school can take advantage of the school's meal plans. Students participate in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference athletics. Athletic scholarships or financial aid help the school attract student athletes.

Western State College of Colorado Tuition and Affordability

In-state students appreciate the low tuition rate.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Western State promotes intellectual maturity and personal growth in its students and graduates citizens prepared to assume constructive roles in local, national, and global communities. Western helps its students to develop the skills and commitments needed to continue learning for the rest of their lives and strives to unifying academic domains which have traditionally existed separately: the sciences, the liberal arts, and professional programs. The College provides students with a solid foundation of skills in written and spoken communication, problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity. Programs encourage a breadth and depth of knowledge, which will serve as a foundation for a professional career or graduate study, and an appreciation of values appropriate to a liberally educated individual. "

Western State College of Colorado Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management101business, accounting, MIS
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy90parks and recreation studies, exercise science
Liberal Arts89sociology, English, history, economics, political science, liberal arts and sciences, Spanish language, anthropology
Therapy and Counselling51psychology
Science48biology, geology, chemistry
Fine Arts45fine arts
Media18communication studies
Conservation and Resource Management16environmental science

Contact: Western State College of Colorado

Western State College of Colorado

600 N Adams

Gunnison, CO 81231

General Phone: (970) 943-0120


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