Colorado Heights University

3001 S Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80236-2711
Tel: (303)937-4200
  • 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 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
  • Colorado Heights University is one of 5 community colleges within Denver County, CO.
  • The nearest community college is Westwood College-Denver South (1.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has grown by 112% 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, non-profit
Total Faculty17 staff48 staff
Colorado Heights University Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 154 has grown by 28% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has declined by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment154 students1,571 students
Colorado Heights University Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio9:136:1
Colorado Heights University Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students138 students670 students
Colorado Heights University Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students16 students901 students
Colorado Heights University Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Colorado Heights University Enrollment Breakdown CO All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students98 students617 students
# Graduate Students40 students31 students
Colorado Heights University Graduation BreakDown CO All Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Colorado Heights University Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% Asian
Colorado Heights University Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Colorado Heights University Hispanic (2007-2013)
% Black
Colorado Heights University Black (2007-2016)
% White
Colorado Heights University White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Colorado Heights University Non Resident (2008-2016)
% Unknown races
Colorado Heights University Ethnicity Breakdown CO All Ethnic Groups 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.0.350.55
Colorado Heights University Diversity Score (2007-2016)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $6,546 is less than the state average of $15,389. The private state tuition has grown by 43% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$6,546$15,389
Colorado Heights University In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid9%89%
Colorado Heights University % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates-$13,000
Median Debt for Dropouts-$5,139
Acceptance Rate100%69%
Colorado Heights University Percent Admitted (2007-2013)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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