Colorado Heights University

3001 S Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80236
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  • 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 2,500 students (40% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 44%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 2,500 students
  • Private-state tuition: $6,546
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Minority enrollment: 78%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Colorado Heights University ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 17 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Colorado Heights University
(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Other specialized institutions
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
Four or more years
Institution Control
Private, non-profit
Public
Total Faculty
17 staff
80 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
24
46

Student Body

The student population of Colorado Heights University has grown by 1523% over five years.
The Colorado Heights University diversity score of 0.84 is more than the state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has grown by 140% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,500 students
2,187 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
147:1
16:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,000 students
687 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,500 students
1,500 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
434 students
443 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
800 students
528 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
1,600 students
97 students
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CO All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
952 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
346 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
13%
1%
% Asian
20%
3%
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% Hispanic
5%
22%
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% Black
17%
5%
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% White
22%
56%
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% Hawaiian
13%
n/a
% Two or more races
n/a
4%
% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
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% Unknown races
10%
7%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score
0.84
0.63
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
56%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.68%

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $6,546 is less than the state average of $16,261. The private state tuition has grown by 43% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$6,546
$16,261
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
9%
89%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Colorado Heights University and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in CO by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$11,000
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$5,500
Acceptance Rate
100%
85%
This chart display the percent admitted of Colorado Heights University and the community college average percent admitted of CO by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Colorado Heights University cost?
Colorado Heights University's private state tuition is approximately $6,546.
What is the acceptance rate of Colorado Heights University?
The acceptance rate of Colorado Heights University is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 85%.
What is Colorado Heights University's ranking?
Colorado Heights University ranks among the top 20% of community college in Colorado for: Diversity in US community colleges and Average community college minority breakdown.
In what neighborhood is Colorado Heights University located?
Colorado Heights University is located in the Harvey Park South neighborhood of Denver, CO. There are 1 other community '.college.' located in Harvey Park South.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 2,500 students
  • Private-state tuition: $6,546
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Minority enrollment: 78%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

For Colorado public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,455 per year for in-state students and $10,707 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,261 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Colorado is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Colorado community colleges have a diversity score of 0.63, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Colorado is Colorado Heights University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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