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Colorado School of Trades

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, for-profit, 2-year

School Size & Setting

Medium | Urban

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

Over the past five decades, the Colorado School of Trades has developed a system, based upon hands-on project oriented training, geared to train individuals who wish to become artisan craftsmen. The school prides itself on a personal approach that allows the reasonably diligent student to acquire job skills that will allow him or her to enter the work force and begin a lifelong career in their chosen field. CST has structured the curriculum in such a manner to teach the average student the basics, while also allowing the exceptional student to challenge himself or herself and progress further and learn more complex skills than does the average student. Project based education allows for a student to progress faster than the average student should their talents, work ethic and drive allow them to do so. Entry by the student into their chosen field is the ultimate goal.

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cost & financial aid

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
46%
Type of aid % of students receiving aid Average amount
Federal grants 35.0% $4,318
State/local grants 0.0% $0
Institutional grants 0.0% $0
Loans 43.0% $9,237

Financial aid resources

Paying for Two-Year College and Trade School

Find out what to know before you commit and ways to cover the costs, including financial aid, loans, grants and scholarships.

Applying for financial Aid

Review this step-by-step guide on everything you need to do to complete your application.

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Gunsmithing/Gunsmith
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

  • MECHANIC AND REPAIR TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS
    • Gunsmithing/Gunsmith
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to make, repair, maintain, and modify firearms according to blueprints or customer specifications, using specialized hand tools and machines. See other colleges that offer this major
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Admissions

Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
98.15%
  • Apply 54
  • Accepted 53
  • Attend 47

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$0
Graduate
No information

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Required
  • High school GPA

    Not applicable
  • Recommendation letter

    Not applicable
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Not applicable
  • TOEFL
    (international students)

    Not applicable
  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Not applicable
  • Demonstration of
    competencies

    Not applicable
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
1%
Male Students
99%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian71.81%
  2. Not Specified21.48%
  3. Asian2.68%
  4. American Indian/Alaska Native2.01%
  5. Black1.34%
  6. Hispanic/Latino0.67%
  7. Two Or More Ethnicities0.01%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

199

Undergraduate students

199

Full Time Students
17%
Part Time Students
83%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children

Top five largest sports teams

Male sports:
  • Baseball
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Wrestling
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
Female sports:
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Track and Field, Indoor
Full List of Athletics

Full List of Athletics X

    • Male

    • Baseball
    • Wrestling
    • Track and Field, X-Country
    • Soccer
    • Track and Field, Outdoor
    • Track and Field, Indoor
    • Swimming
    • Basketball
    • Golf
    • Female

    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Softball
    • Volleyball
    • Track and Field, Outdoor
    • Track and Field, Indoor
    • Track and Field, X-Country
    • Basketball
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