Higher Education in Colorado
Known for its beautiful location in the Rocky Mountains, casual lifestyle and friendly Western charm, Colorado is an ideal setting for international students to find a home away from home. Denver, the state capital, offers a more cosmopolitan experience and is home to more than twenty consulates and honorary consulates, as well as a number of international organizations including Alliance Francaise, Goethe Club, and the English Speaking Union. Other cities with colleges and universities such as Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Grand Junction, Fort Collins, Greeley, Trinidad, and Durango have their own unique Western appeal, geographic landmarks, and cultural attractions.
Colleges and Universities
Home to nearly 30 public colleges and universities, 47 private institutions, as well as a large number of vocational-technical and private occupational schools, Colorado is recognized as the second-most highly educated state in the United States in terms of the educational attainment of its adult population. Colorado’s institutions of higher education welcome international students seeking to earn a certificate, associate degree, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate. Internationally recognized programs range from the University of Colorado’s federally supported Aerospace program to the University of Denver’s program in International Studies and Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences. Regardless of your specific interests, you will find strong academic programs in every major field of study. Colorado’s colleges and universities also boast a brilliant faculty, including 25 National Academy of Science scholars, 4 MacArthur award recipients and 2 Nobel Prize winners.