Colorado College Rankings & Ratings

Founded in 1874, The Colorado College (CC) is a top private liberal arts college located in Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA). It grants both the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree and the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree.

The College has the following departments: Anthropology, Art, Asian Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Comparative Literature, Drama and Dance, East Asian Languages, Economics and Business, Education, English, Environmental Program, Feminist and Gender Studies, Francophone and Mediterranean Studies, Geology, German, History, Mathematics and Computer Science, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Race and Ethnic Studies, Religion, Russian, Sociology, Spanish, Sport Science, Southwest Studies.

Colorado College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NCA). Teacher education programs, including the Master of Arts in Teaching program, are accredited by the State of Colorado Board of Education, 201 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80203.

The school's sports teams are nicknamed Tigers. In 2005 the Tigers claimed a share of their eighth Western Collegiate Hockey Association championship.


- Colorado College is ranked 24th in Tier 1 among Liberal Arts Colleges (US News & World Report Best Colleges 2010).

- Rated the 17th best value in the nation among private liberal arts colleges in the Kiplinger's Personal Finance April 2008 issue.

- Placed 26th among the nation's 215 liberal arts colleges in U.S. News & World Report's annual “America's Best Colleges” report (2007). Colorado College is also rated the 13th best value among national liberal arts colleges.

- 10th in Consumers Digest's "Best Values for Private Liberal Arts Schools" list, published in its May-June 2007 issue.

- Listed in The Princeton Review’s 2006 edition of “America’s Best Value Colleges”.

- Colorado College is ranked 48th in Intel Corp.'s annual survey of top wireless colleges and universities (2005 survey).

- Rated 31st in 2004 ranking of all colleges and universities by Kiplingers magazine.

- Colorado College scores a "B" on the Sustainable Endowments report card, up from a C in 2008. The Sustainable Endowments Institute grades Colleges on their efforts related to energy and climate change, food and recycling, green building, student involvement, investment priorites and more.

- Ranked 7th among small schools and universities with alumni serving as Peace Corps volunteers.

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