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4601 South Mason St
Fort Collins, CO 80525
p. 970-225-4860
w. www.collegeamerica.edu

College America-Fort Collins

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CollegeAmerica-Fort Collins provides high quality education within four distinct areas of study: business, healthcare, computers, and graphic arts. Students may choose from six campus locations and one virtual campus. Locations include Cheyenne, Wyoming; Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, and Denver, in Colorado; and, two locations in Arizona which include Phoenix, and Flagstaff.


Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges of Technologies (ACCSCT), the online degree programs are designed to provide students the same high standards as the on-campus degree programs. Students may choose to earn master, bachelor, or associate online degrees. CollegeAmerica’s affiliate, Stevens-Henager College (SHC) offers three online master degree programs. They are: Master of Science in Nursing Administration; Master of Science in Business Administration; and, Master of Science in Healthcare Administration.

Students seeking online bachelor degree programs can choose a Bachelor of Science in business administration, nursing administration, respiratory therapy, or business administration with an emphasis in project management. In addition, associate degrees are available in business management & accounting, as well as graphic arts. The school also offers an online certificate in project management.

The Fort Collins campus is situated on acres of natural beauty surrounded by many cultural, educational, and recreational activities to enjoy. Academic programs include healthcare, business, computers, and graphic arts. These programs earn students associate as well as bachelor degrees to be used for entry into the workforce.

Students may earn an Associate of Occupational Studies in a variety of fields, including medical specialties, computer programming, computer network & technology, graphic arts, or business management & accounting; as well as a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration, or a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

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Admissions are non-competitive. Prospective students should contact the school directly by phone or online. Students will also receive a free career plan to help guide them as they pursue their college education.

p.International students, high school graduates, and GED holders are welcome.

Financial Aid

The financial aid office offers a wide variety of options including grants and loans. More specifically, students may be eligible for a Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), subsidized Stafford Loan, unsubsidized Stafford Loan, or Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (also known as the PLUS Loan).

All students are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial assistance.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 1330th for the average student loan amount.
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With six locations in three states, and one virtual campus, CollegeAmerica provides a variety of services to its students, including an online bookstore and a free laptop. Because the focus on campus is on efficient degree completion, there are fewer options for extracurricular activities and recreation than at most schools.

All online programs are offered through the college’s affiliate, Stevens-Henager College Salt Lake/Murray.

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 315 0.22
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 3 0.00
Forcible Rape 56 0.04
Robbery 46 0.03
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 560 0.38
Larceny 3,553 2.43
Vehicle theft 159 0.11

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Fort Collins, CO 80525
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population42,522 (41,850 urban / 672 rural)
Households16,829 (2.48 people per house)
Median Household Income$53,422
Families10,845 (3.03 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Special Focus Institutions — Other health professions schools
Undergraduate PopulationN/A
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate four-year
Size & SettingN/A

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemOther academic year
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District802

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2390th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $17,211 $17,211 $17,211
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $17,211 $17,211 $17,211
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $30,379 $30,379 $30,379
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $23,563 $23,563 $23,563

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $15,790 $16,154 $15,790 $16,154 $15,790 $16,154
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,136 $8,216
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,488 $4,528
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $6,096 $6,152

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 2 13 1 1 71 89
Accounting 2 2
Business Administration and Management, General 1 1 10 13
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 2 2
Computer Science 1 6 7
Graphic Design 1 5 6
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 3 1 7 11
Medical/Clinical Assistant 1 8 39 48

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 4261st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $42,000 ($35,185 male / $33,503 female)
Number of FT Faculty 1 (N/A male / 1 female)
Number of PT Faculty 18
FT Faculty Ratio 0.1 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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