Western State College of Colorado


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Western State College of Colorado

In-state Tuition

$3,350 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$11,909 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

August 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


The Hurst Collection consists of personal papers, field notes, and correspondence of C.T. Hurst, noted archaeologist of western Colorado. This material is not indexed.His library contains a large collection of published scientific articles with an emphasis on zoology, biology, and archaeology. The materials are dated between 1927 and 1948. The Hurst slides were taken during his 12 archaeological expeditions, many to the southwest corner of Montrose County, between 1928 and 1949. The articles and slides may be accessed via the computer in the library’s reading room.The General Archives are made up of college archives and historical memorabilia related to Western State College and the Gunnison area. The college archives are not indexed; the historical memorabilia has an index in the Jensen Room.The photograph collection contains pictures of people, places, and events relating to WSC. It also contains a limited collection of historical photos of the area. The photographs are supplemented by slides. The Endner slides consist of slides relating to the Gunnison area as well as a large number taken in Mexico and Central America. The Bradford slides are 250 slides of Colorado Western Slope wildflowers. The Bradford slides may be accessed via the computer in the library’s reading room. The Endner slides have a paper index. The Western Colorado Collection includes published and unpublished materials related to the history and prehistory of Western Colorado that advances the scholarship and curriculum of the College community.The Western Colorado Collection was created to:1. Preserve and ensure continuing access to published and unpublished accounts of the history of the geographic area in which Western State College is located. 2. Enhance the value of the Library’s collection to scholarship and the College curriculum. The materials in this collection are defined according to geography, chronology and subject. They are chosen broadly and selectively.1. Geographically, the materials pertain primarily to the counties of Gunnison, Hinsdale, Chaffee, Delta, Saguache, Montrose, Pitkin and Ouray with selected supporting materials from the nearby counties of Lake, Mesa, San Juan and parts of Mineral, San Miguel, Garfield and Rio Blanco. (See attached map) 2. Chronologically, the materials cover all periods of history from prehistory to the present. 3. By subject, the collection includes history and prehistory of Western Colorado including social, cultural, economic, political, literary, geology, botany, natural history and other materials relating to the geographic areas defined above. The Western Colorado Collection is located in the Helen A. Jensen Room on the second floor of the Savage Library.Selection of materials within the scope of the Western Colorado Collection will be made by the Library staff, which welcomes suggestions from Savage Library users. Appropriate materials will be purchased as funds allow and to the extent justified by actual use of the collection. Donated materials may be accepted for the collection when appropriate and in good condition. When an item is selected for the collection and it may receive heavy use, every effort will be made to obtain a copy for the general book collection.Materials in the Western Colorado Collection may be identified by searching the Library’s automated catalog. They do not circulate on- or off-campus. Exceptions will be made by the Director or his/her designee. Patrons need to plan to use the collection during its posted hours.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 158,698 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 719 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,173,804 microforms.
  • 1,539 Audio/Visual items.



  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 425 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are not permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.



    nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


    reading, math, writing, study skills


    minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control


    on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

    Campus Safety

    24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

    Campus Life



    • The school offers housing for students.
    • 30% of students live in school housing.
    • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

      Room Accessories

      • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


      • 60% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
      • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
      • Popular events on campus: Word horde; Homecoming Weekend; Family Weekend; Comedy Nights; Wilderness Pursuits Trips;
      • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station
      • In total, there are about 45 organizations on campus.
      • Honor societies: Delta Simga Pi; Psi Ster Psi
      • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Crusade for Christ; Christian Challenge; Newman Club;
      • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Alliance; Amigos; Asian Pacific Islanders;
      • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Television Station — WSC TV; Ratio Station — KUSB; WSC College — Community Choir & Orchestra; WSC Orchestra; WSC Chamber Ensemble;
      • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Top of the World (weekly); Pathfinder Literary Magazine (one per term)


      • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Colorado Springs, CO (150), Gunnison, CO (3)
      • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Grand Junction, CO (120)
      • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Gunnison, CO (3)
      • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
      • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
      • 75% of students have a car on campus


      • School employment is available.
      • 30% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,500
      • Freshman are discouraged from working.


        • Army ROTC: Not offered
        • Navy ROTC: Not offered
        • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
        • Additional Policies

          class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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