Colorado Heights University

3001 S Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80236
Tel: (303)937-4200
137 students
Private not-for-profit
Colorado Heights University (CHU) is a private, American, not-for-profit, secular, residential, and international university specializing in educating international students as well as Americans seeking to be productive global citizens. The University emphasizes career-related education in degree programs that offer interdisciplinary, intercultural, and international education, as well as English as a second language programs. For its non-native English speakers, the University nurtures the continued acquisition of English language skills throughout their studies as an aid to gaining employment upon graduation and as an aid to functioning within the global economy. Furthermore, the University strives to serve as an Education Center by sharing its extensive campus facilities with other educational institutions, service-oriented organizations, and community groups.
School Highlights:
Colorado Heights University serves 137 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Colorado Heights University is one of 5 community colleges within Denver County, CO.
The nearest community college is Arapahoe Community College (3.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 17 teachers has grown by 183% over five years.
Colorado Heights University Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 17 staff
59 staff
Colorado Heights University Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 137 teachers has declined by 36% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has increased from :1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
137 students
1,282 students
Colorado Heights University Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
22:1
Colorado Heights University student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
68 students
810 students
Colorado Heights University Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 69 students
1,017 students
Colorado Heights University Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Colorado Heights University Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students 51 students 784 students
# Graduate Students 17 students 23 students
Colorado Heights University sch graduate Colorado Heights University sta graduate
% Asian
11%
2%
Colorado Heights University Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
23%
7%
Colorado Heights University Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
5%
12%
Colorado Heights University Black (2006-2013)
% White
6%
57%
Colorado Heights University White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
6%
3%
Colorado Heights University Unknown (2010-2013)
% Non Resident races
49%
2%
Colorado Heights University non_resident (2006-2013)
Colorado Heights University Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.59 0.53
Colorado Heights University Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,634 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 33% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,634 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 33% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,634 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,634 $10,294
Colorado Heights University Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 165 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 50%
89%
Colorado Heights University % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Littleton Arapahoe Community College
    Public
    5900 S. Santa Fe Dr.
    Littleton, CO 80160
    (303)797-4222
    3.6  Mi  |  9843  students
  • Denver Lincoln College of Technology-Denver
    Private for-profit
    11194 E 45th Ave
    Denver, CO 80239
    (303)722-5724
    3.6  Mi  |  1253  students
  • Lakewood Colorado School of Healing Arts
    Private for-profit
    7655 W Mississippi Ste 100
    Lakewood, CO 80226
    (303)986-2320
    3.9  Mi  |  201  students
  • Denver College America-Denver
    Private not-for-profit
    1385 S Colorado Blvd. 5th Floor
    Denver, CO 80222
    (303)300-8740
    5.1  Mi  |  465  students
  • Denver Community College of Denver
    Public
    1111 W. Colfax Ave.
    Denver, CO 80204
    (303)556-2600
    5.7  Mi  |  10103  students
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