Peer Institutions

Peer Institutions

Carnegie Classifications

The Carnegie Classifications are the leading way to identify and categorize institutional diversity in higher education. UCCS had been categorized as a master's large (basic) until 2018 when the number of doctoral degrees and the amount of research funds met the criteria to be an "R2" or doctoral university with high research activity. The classifications reflect the 2021 update to be released in January 2022.

Level: 4-year or above
Control: Public
Basic: Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity (R2)
Undergraduate Instructional Program: Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program: Research Doctoral: STEM-dominant
Enrollment Profile: High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile: Four-year, medium full-time, inclusive, lower transfer-in
Size and Setting: Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential

Note: UCCS intends to apply for the elective Community Engagement Classification in the next cycle scheduled for 2024.

Approved Peer Institutions

Peer institutions are used for comparative data analyses. Approved by the UCCS administration, the President's Office, and the Board of Regents, the peer institutions are selected based on factors such as student population, city population, type of institution, and academic programs. The name of the institution is preceded by its basic 2018 Carnegie Classification (R1 -- doctoral universities with very high research activity, R2 -- doctoral universities with high research activity, D/PU -- doctoral/professional universities, M1 -- larger master's colleges and universities, etc). The IPEDS Data Feedback Report (DFR) is listed for each peer institution. More information is posted online at Carnegie Classifications.

M1 -- Bridgewater State University -- IPEDS DFR
M1 -- California State University-East Bay -- IPEDS DFR
R2 -- Cleveland State University -- IPEDS DFR
M1 -- CUNY Bernard Baruch College -- IPEDS DFR
M1 -- CUNY Brooklyn College -- IPEDS DFR
R2 -- CUNY City College -- IPEDS DFR
M1 -- CUNY College of Staten Island -- IPEDS DFR
R2 -- Florida Atlantic University -- IPEDS DFR
M1 -- Montclair State University -- IPEDS DFR
R2 -- New Jersey Institute of Technology -- IPEDS DFR
DPU -- Northern Kentucky University -- IPEDS DFR
R2 -- Oakland University (Michigan) -- IPEDS DFR
R2 -- Portland State University -- IPEDS DFR
R2 -- Rowan University -- IPEDS DFR
R2 -- Rutgers University-Newark -- IPEDS DFR
M1 -- Salem State University  -- IPEDS DFR
M1 -- Sonoma State University -- IPEDS DFR
M1 -- SUNY Buffalo State -- IPEDS DFR
R2 -- Texas A & M-Corpus Christi -- IPEDS DFR
DPU -- University of Tennessee - Chattanooga -- IPEDS DFR
R1 -- University of Texas at El Paso -- IPEDS DFR
M1 -- University of Central Oklahoma -- IPEDS DFR
R2 -- University of Maryland-Baltimore County -- IPEDS DFR
R2 -- University of Massachusetts-Boston -- IPEDS DFR
M1 -- University of Michigan-Dearborn -- IPEDS DFR
R2 -- University of Missouri-St. Louis -- IPEDS DFR
R2 -- University of Nebraska at Omaha -- IPEDS DFR
R2 -- University of North Carolina at Charlotte -- IPEDS DFR
DPU -- University of North Florida -- IPEDS DFR
M1 -- West Chester University of Pennsylvania -- IPEDS DFR
R2 -- Wichita State University -- IPEDS DFR


Tentative CDHE Peer List

As of 2/27/2020 and likely to be revised, the Colorado Department of Higher Education has identified the following peer institutions for UCCS.

Kean University
Oakland University
Rowan University
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
SUNY at Albany
Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi
University of Akron Main Campus
University of South Alabama
University of Southern Indiana
Wichita State University

Institutions that List UCCS as a Peer

As of 2018-2019 and drawn from the IPEDS Data Center, the following institutions list UCCS as a peer:

Regis University
Colorado State University - Pueblo
United States Air Force Academy
University of West Georgia
Emporia State University
College of Staten Island CUNY
University of Houston - Clear Lake
University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Norfolk State University
Western Washington University
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
University of South Florida - St. Petersburg
Denver College of Nursing
DeVry University - Colorado