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University of Colorado - Boulder

Boulder, CO

CU-Boulder says, 'Its mission is to provide an outstanding liberal arts education for its undergraduates, cutting-edge graduate education and world-class research, scholarship and creative work. In addition to gaining the knowledge and skills of their areas of study, students learn how new information is acquired and can participate in original research and creative work with individual faculty members.' [Source]

Website: http://www.colorado.edu/

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30,159
Undergraduate
Enrollment
47%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$12,532
In-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
$37,286
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

YES

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

NO

Science

YES


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FIRE Speech Code School Rating
A yellow light institution maintains policies that could be interpreted to suppress protected speech or policies that, while clearly restricting freedom of speech, restrict relatively narrow categories of speech.

Warning: FIRE believes that free speech is not only a moral imperative, but also an essential element of a college education. However, private universities, as private associations, possess their own right to free association, which allows them to prioritize other values above the right to free speech if they wish to do so. Therefore, when a private university clearly and consistently states that it holds a certain set of values above a commitment to freedom of speech, FIRE warns prospective students and faculty members of this fact. Six schools surveyed for this report meet these criteria.
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General Education Assessment

University of Colorado - Boulder uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit www.voluntarysystem.org.

Curriculum last evaluated: 7/24/2019

2018-19 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.