University of Colorado Boulder

Category: Tier 1 Research institutions | State: Colorado

About University of Colorado Boulder

The University of Colorado-Boulder is the flagship university for the State of Colorado. A comprehensive research institution located in America's smartest and second healthiest city, CU-Boulder is great for students who enjoy outdoor recreation and a challenging academic experience. The CU-Boulder veteran student population has grown over 30% over the past 3 years. CU-Boulder boasts a top 20 engineering program for public universities, the 8th oldest business school in America, and 5 Nobel Laureates.
2017 Military Friendly® STATUS: Military Friendly®

Military Friendly Ratings

We rate how Military Friendly® an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The ratings below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly®.

Academic Policies & Compliance

Admissions & Orientation

Culture & Commitment

Financial Aid & Assistance

Graduation & Career

Military Student Support & Retention

Why attend University of Colorado Boulder

The University of Colorado-Boulder is committed to providing student veterans with a wide range of services from the second they step foot on campus to the day they transition into the civilian workforce. There is a dedicated Veteran Services Office, Veteran Advisor in Career Services,, and Student Veterans of America organization. Additionally, the Office of Veteran Services is partnered with over 15 separate CU-Boulder campus offices to provide the full spectrum of support for Veterans.

Ratings

Top Degrees

plaeholder-teamAvionics Maintenance Technology/Technician

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of aircraft operating, control, and electronic systems. Includes instruction in flight instrumentation, aircraft communications and homing systems, radar and other sensory systems, navigation aids, and specialized systems for various types of civilian and military aircraft.

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Building/Construction Site Management/Manager

A program that prepares individuals to supervise, manage, and inspect construction sites, buildings, and associated facilities. Includes instruction in site safety, personnel supervision, labor relations, diversity training, construction documentation, scheduling, resource and cost control, bid strategies, rework prevention, construction insurance and bonding, accident management and investigation, applicable law and regulations, and communication skills.

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Communications Technology/
Technician

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Diver, Professional and Instructor

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Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

A program that generally prepares individuals for careers in the funeral service industry and for licensure as funeral service directors or morticians. Includes instruction in the basic elements of mortuary science and the business, counseling, and operational aspects of funeral service.

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Pipefitting/Pipefitter & Sprinkler Fitter

A program that prepares individuals to design, install, and test industrial and commercial piping systems and automatic fire and exposure protection systems. Includes instruction in water systems, steam systems, heating and cooling systems, lubricating systems, piping materials, installation tools operation and maintenance, valve installation and repair, technical mathematics, blueprint interpretation, and applicable codes and standards.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $11,500 $30,000 $10,500 $28,000
Fees $1,000 $1,000 $2,300 $2,300
Room $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000
Board N/A N/A N/A N/A
Books $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Other Expenses N/A N/A N/A N/A
Totals $28,500 $47,000 $28,800 $46,300
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Committed to the 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
  • Signed the VA's Principles of Excellence for serving veterans and service members
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program
  • ACT or SAT test scores required for admission
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on DSST exam
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • Participates in the Veterans Upward Bound program
  • Provide admissions events or special admissions information sessions customized for prospective students who are military service members
  • Customized student orientation program for military students
  • Mentoring/on-boarding programs for new military students or veterans
  • Additional scholarships specifically for military students and veterans
  • In-state tuition without residency requirements for military personnel
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Offers evening programs
  • Offers weekend programs
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • On-campus living requirement for students at any point in their enrollment
  • On-campus living requirement waived for active military students
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
  • Formal policy in place regarding business conduct and compliance when admitting, educating, advising, and placing military and/or veteran students
  • Academic support/tutoring
  • Academic advising
  • Study skills workshops
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Career planning services
  • Mental health counseling
  • Transition Assistance
  • Accommodations for military students with disabilities
  • Full-time veteran counselors or advisors on staff
  • Veteran-to-veteran peer mentoring program
  • Online clubs or associations for military service members or veterans
  • Dedicated social space for gathering (e.g. a student lounge or veteran center) reserved specifically for military service members and veterans
  • Campus/social networking events planned specifically for veterans?
  • Specialized career guidance counseling or other programs to help military students identify careers to pursue