University of Colorado
Old Main on the Boulder campus
TypePublic university system
Endowment$2.10 billion (2023)[1]
PresidentTodd Saliman
Location, ,
United States
University of Colorado is located in Colorado
Locations of University of Colorado campuses

The University of Colorado (CU)[2] is a system of public universities in Colorado. It consists of four institutions: the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, the University of Colorado Denver, and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. It is governed by the elected, nine-member board of regents.


University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder)

CU Boulder is the flagship university of the University of Colorado System in Boulder, Colorado. Founded in 1876, the university has more than 39,000 undergraduate and graduate students, making it the largest university in Colorado by enrollment.[3] It offers more than 2,500 courses in more than 150 areas of study through its nine colleges and schools.[citation needed]

University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)

UCCS is the fastest growing of the three campuses with an undergraduate and graduate student population of about 12,000 students. It offers 45 bachelor's, 22 master's, and five doctoral degree programs through its six colleges.[4] The 520-acre campus is located in central Colorado Springs.

University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver)

CU Denver is the largest research university in Colorado, attracting more than $420 million in research annually, and granting more master's degrees than any other institution in Colorado. The campus provides an urban learning center with liberal arts, sciences, and professional programs in eight schools and colleges, serving over 18,000 students. CU Denver is located in downtown Denver on the Auraria Campus, which is also home to Metropolitan State University of Denver and Community College of Denver.[5]

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz)

CU Anschutz in Aurora is home to six professional schools in the health sciences and extensive research and clinical care facilities, including the University of Colorado Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado and the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. CU Anschutz has more than 4,200 students, and is the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States.[5][6]

Defunct campuses

University of Colorado South Denver (CU South Denver)

CU South Denver, located in Lone Tree, opened in 2015 as a satellite campus of CU Denver, but permanently closed in August 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns surrounding the campus' financial viability. At the time of its closing, the campus offered four academic programs and served nearly 300 students.[7][8]

Related institutions

See also


  1. ^ As of June 30, 2023. "U.S. and Canadian 2023 NCSE Participating Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2023 Endowment Market Value, Change in Market Value from FY22 to FY23, and FY23 Endowment Market Values Per Full-time Equivalent Student" (XLS). National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). February 15, 2024. Retrieved May 21, 2024.
  2. ^ "Campus, College & School Names". University of Colorado Boulder. 11 May 2017. Archived from the original on December 4, 2019. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  3. ^ "CU Boulder Fall 2017 Overall Enrollment Profile" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on November 16, 2017.
  4. ^ "Facts & Figures". University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Archived from the original on June 19, 2017. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Quick Facts – Accredited Degrees, Research and Health Care". University of Colorado Denver. Archived from the original on March 22, 2018. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  6. ^ "About Us | University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus".
  7. ^ "About Us". CU South Denver. Archived from the original on June 30, 2019. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  8. ^ "CU South Denver facility to be sold". 17 September 2020.
  9. ^ SB 91–225, chapter 99 of the 1991 Session Laws of Colorado, page 555–589, approved 1 June 1991, effective 1 June 1991. §1(h): "That the intent of the general assembly in enacting this act is to again authorize the board of regents to reorganize university of Colorado university hospital through the establishment of a quasi-governmental and corporate entity vested with the powers and duties specified in this act and providing for the transfer of the hospital’s assets and operating obligations to said entity …"

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