HEUG Spotlight - University of Colorado

University of Colorado
The University of Colorado advances the economy, health and culture of Colorado and beyond, educating more than 435,000 students who have become catalysts in business, arts, health and community growth. CU’s four campuses feature top-tier faculty and hands-on learning opportunities in an environment where students thrive.

CU System Administration
University of Colorado's System Administration consists of 21 units that serve the entire CU system. These units provide critical support services to CU's campuses in Aurora, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Denver, as well as the Office of the President in Denver.

University of Colorado Boulder, 1876
At CU-Boulder, undergraduate and graduate students put their knowledge to use in areas of study ranging from archeological finds in the arctic to improving the classroom experience to working with NASA to conduct research in space. CU-Boulder’s campus is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Flatiron Mountains.

University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 1965
CU Colorado Springs, among the fastest growing universities in the state and nation, is a residential academic and research mainstay in southern Colorado, partnering with major corporations and federal agencies to provide leading-edge, high-tech education ranging from business to theater to nursing outreach programs for rural areas. CU Colorado Springs' campus has a panoramic view of historic Pike's Peak Mountain.

University of Colorado Denver, 1973
CU Denver has eight schools and colleges and 90 degree programs and they award more master's degrees than any other public institution in the state. An urban campus located in downtown Denver, CU Denver offers students extensive business, professional and cultural opportunities.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, 2006
A state-of-the-art medical center, CU Anschutz Medical Campus is globally recognized for its research, teaching and clinical programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, physical therapy and nursing. CU Anschutz Medical Campus is also home to University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado. The CU School of Medicine’s roots reach back more than 100 years, when it opened in Boulder.

Quick Facts

  • Degree-seeking students: 58,000
  • Students taking courses for credit: 8,000
  • Alumni: 432,793 (with 18 alumni astronauts and 1 teaching astronaut)
  • Staff: 27,500 (third largest employer in the state)
  • Faculty: 4,900
  • Select Honors & Awards:
  • Nobel Laureates: 5
  • MacArthur fellowships: 9
  • No. of Degree Programs: 459
  • No. of Degrees Awarded (2013-2014): 13,887
  • Annual Research Awards: >$860 million
  • Athletic Teams:
  • CU-Boulder: 17 (10 women’s, 7 men’s)
  • UCCS: 14 (8 women’s, 6 men’s)
  • No. of Applications (2014-2015): 64,222

For more information about University of Colorado, please visit http://www.cu.edu/.

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