Colorado School of Trades

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2022 Average Net Price
$21,424
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
77.8%
27 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
130
100% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
76.3%
45 Graduates

About

Colorado School of Trades is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, CO. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Colorado School of Trades were Gunsmithing (94 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 94 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado School of Trades. 0% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 100% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (60 degrees), 20 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,424.

In 2022, 43% of undergraduate students attending Colorado School of Trades received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 26% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$21,424
2022 Value
2.98%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Colorado School of Trades had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,424. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Colorado School of Trades grew by 2.98%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
26%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

43% of undergraduate students at Colorado School of Trades received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 72% with respect to 2021, when 25% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Colorado School of Trades (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0%
2019 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Colorado School of Trades was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 49 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Colorado School of Trades received 27 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 50% annual growth. Out of those 27 applicants, 21 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.8% acceptance rate.

There were 130 students enrolled at Colorado School of Trades in 2022.

Colorado School of Trades has an overall enrollment yield of 85.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
21
Accepted Out of 27

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Colorado School of Trades was 77.8% (21 admissions from 27 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 98.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 50%, while admissions declined by −60.4%..

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Enrollment

Colorado School of Trades had a total enrollment of 130 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Colorado School of Trades is 130 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Colorado School of Trades are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colorado School of Trades, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.3% White, 6.15% Hispanic or Latino, 2.31% Asian, 1.54% Black or African American, and 0.769% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colorado School of Trades in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (80.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (5.38%) and Asian Male (2.31%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colorado School of Trades in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 130 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado School of Trades is 130 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Colorado School of Trades are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Colorado School of Trades was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Colorado School of Trades had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    107 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    8 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    3 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Colorado School of Trades is 82.3% White, 6.15% Hispanic or Latino, 2.31% Asian, 1.54% Black or African American, and 0.769% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 94 fewer women than men received degrees from Colorado School of Trades. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Colorado School of Trades is white (60 degrees awarded). There were 20 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Colorado School of Trades is Gunsmithing (94 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Colorado School of Trades, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (94 degrees awarded).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado School of Trades are Welding, soldering, & brazing workers (1,125 people), Other managers (732 people), Automotive service technicians & mechanics (719 people), Aircraft mechanics & service technicians (653 people), and Maintenance & repair workers, general (584 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado School of Trades in 2022 are Mechanical Technologies (94 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado School of Trades are General & operations managers, Software developers, Chief executives & legislators, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Other managers

The most specialized majors at Colorado School of Trades are Mechanical Technologies (94 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado School of Trades are Construction (1,896 people), Automotive repair & maintenance (1,290 people), Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing (770 people), Aircraft & parts manufacturing (636 people), and Air transportation (544 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado School of Trades are Mechanical Technologies (94 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Colorado School of Trades.
Most Common (2022)
94 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Colorado School of Trades was Gunsmithing with 94 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

94
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
0
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 94 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado School of Trades in Gunsmithing. There were no female recipients with the same degree.

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Time to Complete

71%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 71% of students graduating from Colorado School of Trades completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Special Focus Institutions Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Colorado School of Trades is Female and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    60 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    3 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colorado School of Trades is white (60 degrees awarded). There were 20 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3 degrees).

28.7% of degree recipients (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    60 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Male
    3 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Colorado School of Trades is white male (60 degrees awarded). There were 20 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian male (3 degrees).

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Operations

Colorado School of Trades employs 5 Instructors. Most academics at Colorado School of Trades are Male Instructor (5), and Female Instructor (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado School of Trades are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 5 employees, Management, with 4 employees, and Sales and related with 2 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$505k
2022 Salaries
34.7%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Colorado School of Trades paid a median of $505k in salaries, a 34.7% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$275k
Instructional Salaries
5
Number of Employees

In 2022, Colorado School of Trades paid a total of $275k to 5 employees working as instructors, which represents 54.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
5 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
5 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colorado School of Trades was Instructor with 5 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado School of Trades were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 5 employees, Management with 4 employees, and Sales and related with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colorado School of Trades was Male Instructor with 5 employees, and Female Instructor with 0 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Colorado School of Trades.

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