You’ll find rich, diverse opportunities at the University of Northern Colorado. UNC is large enough to offer engaging academic programs, a wide variety of support services and endless ways to get involved. And it’s small enough to be personal, welcoming and caring. You’ll find that UNC is an inclusive community of highly respected faculty members, dedicated staff and friendly, motivated students.

Institutional Profile

History

  • Founded: 1889
  • Names through years: State Normal School, 1889-1910; Colorado State Teachers College, 1911-1934, Colorado State College of Education, 1935-1956; Colorado State College, 1957-1969, University of Northern Colorado, 1970-present.
  • First graduate degrees offered in 1913.
  • Designated a doctorate-granting / research university by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Campus Location

  • Main campus - Greeley: 76 classroom, residence and service buildings on 260 acres of land
  • Extended Studies centers - Centerra (Loveland,), Lowry (Denver), UNC Colorado Springs Center (Colorado Springs)

Employees

    • Total full-time employees = 1,347
    • Total part-time employees = 370

Administration

Cost of Attendance (2013-14)

    • Tuition (full-time)
      • Resident undergraduate: $5,448
      • Resident graduate: Varies by program, $7,974 - $10,440
      • Non-resident undergraduate: $16,692
      • Non-resident graduate: Varies by program starting at $14,112 - $21,132

Financial Aid*

  • Total Financial Aid Awarded: $136.9 million

* Estimate for 2013-14

Academics

Academic Year

  • Two 16-week semesters (fall: late August to mid-December; spring: early January to early May) and a 12-week summer term with six-, eight- and 12-week sessions.

Colleges

Programs

    • 100-plus undergraduate
    • 100-plus graduate
    • Courses with fewer than 30 students: 60 percent
    • Average class size: Ranges from 25 - 35 students depending on program
    • Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1

Athletics

  • 19 NCAA Division I sports primarily in the Big Sky Athletic Conference
  • Men's Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis, track and field (indoor and outdoor), wrestling
  • Women's Sports: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field (indoor and outdoor), volleyball

Student Profile

  • Total university enrollment: 12,084 (Fall 2013)

Undergraduate: 9,710

  • In-state: 9,006
  • Full-time: 9,110, part-time: 992
  • Average Full-time Course load: 14.3 credit hours
  • First Generation: 36 percent are first in their family to attend college
  • Number of students living in residence halls: 2,744

Graduate: 2,374

By Degree

  • Licensure: 94
  • Master's: 1,427
  • Specialist: 79
  • Doctoral: 595
  • Undeclared: 179

Ethnicity (undergraduate and graduate)

  • 25 percent identify with ethnic minority
  • African American: 405 (3.4 percent)
  • Asian: 188 (1.6 percent)
  • Hispanic: 1,723 (14.3 percent)
  • Native American: 41 (Less than .3 percent)

Graduation Information

  • Spring 2013 graduates: 1,144 bachelor's; 263 master's and above
  • Top 5 Undergraduate Degrees Awarded
    • Interdisciplinary studies (15.3 percent)
    • Business administration (8.2 percent)
    • Psychology (8.2 percent)
    • Dietetics (2.7 percent)
    • English (2.9 percent)
  • Top 5 Graduate Degrees Awarded
    • Special education (9.9 percent)
    • Music (9.5 percent)
    • Reading (5.3 percent)
    • Educational leadership (6.8 percent)
    • Nursing (4.6 percent)

Faculty Profile

  • Full-time faculty: 509
  • Part-time faculty: 271
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1

Research

Examples of Research

Alumni

Geographic distribution

  • Top 10 states represented; known addresses
    • Colorado: 67,496
    • California: 4,817
    • Texas: 3,192
    • Arizona: 2,675
    • Florida: 2,295
    • Washington: 1,905
    • Wyoming: 1,673
    • Nebraska: 1,336
    • Illinois: 1,326
    • Virginia: 1,252
  • Top 10 countries represented, known addresses
    • United States: 110,012
    • Taiwan: 149
    • Thailand: 124
    • Canada: 120
    • Saudi Arabia: 45
    • Japan: 42
    • Australia: 30
    • United Kingdom: 30
    • Republic of Korea: 28
    • Nigeria: 20

Notable alumni

  • Steve Antonopulos, head trainer, Denver Broncos
  • Joe B. Hall, former men’s basketball coach, University of Kentucky
  • Vincent Jackson, NFL wide receiver
  • Carlotta LaNier, member of Little Rock Nine who integrated Little Rock Central High School in 1957
  • Don Meyer, winningest men's college basketball coach
  • James A. Michener, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
  • Dick Monfort, co-owner, Colorado Rockies baseball team
  • Jack A. Murphy, curator of geology, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • Jeannie Ritter, Colorado first lady and mental health advocate
  • Aaron Smith, Pro Bowl NFL defensive lineman
  • Dave Stalls, former NFL lineman; president/CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado
  • Wellington Webb, first African American mayor of Denver
  • Connie Willis, award-winning science fiction author

Contact Us

Campus Operator:

970) 351-1890

Official Address:

501 20 St., Greeley, Colorado, 80639

Detailed Contact Information