Colorado Heights University

  • 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 154 students (90% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the state average of 43%.

Top Placements

Colorado Heights University places among the top 20% of community colleges 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 ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty17 staff54 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Colorado Heights University has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The Colorado Heights University diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment154 students1,530 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:130:1
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# Full-Time Students138 students670 students
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# Part-Time Students16 students860 students
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# Undergraduate Students98 students631 students
# Graduate Students40 students20 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-330
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% Asian
5%
3%
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% Hispanic
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21%
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% Black
5%
5%
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% White
5%
57%
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% Non Resident races
80%
3%
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% Unknown races
5%
6%
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Diversity Score0.350.62
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Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $6,546 is less than the state average of $16,963. The private state tuition has grown by 43% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$6,546$16,963
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid9%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Acceptance Rate100%85%
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Colorado Heights University is Westwood College-Denver South (1.2 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 236 students | 1.20 Mi3150 S Sheridan Blvd
    Denver CO  80227
    (303) 934-1122
    1.20236
  • 19,427 students | 3.70 Mi5900 S. Santa Fe Dr.
    Littleton CO  80160
    (303) 797-4222
    3.7019,427
  • 98 students | 3.80 Mi7655 W Mississippi Ste 100
    Lakewood CO  80226
    (303) 986-2320
    3.8098
  • CollegeAmerica-Denver
    Private not-for-profit
    123 students | 5.00 Mi1385 S Colorado Blvd., 5th Floor
    Denver CO  80222
    (303) 300-8740
    5.00123
  • 7,887 students | 5.90 Mi1111 W. Colfax Ave.
    Denver CO  80204
    (303) 556-2600
    5.907,887
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