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University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

University of Colorado Denver
Who We Are

Who We Are

A leader in health sciences; a diverse urban university

With 13 schools and colleges and more than 130 degree programs, the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus offers a high-quality, real-world education in the heart of the energetic West.

On our Denver campus, students prepare for careers ranging from the music industry to the energy industry, from teaching to engineering, from business to architecture. At the Anschutz Medical Campus in nearby Aurora, health careers (which can begin on the Denver campus, with top-notch undergraduate nursing and biology programs) take off, as students study medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine, nursing and public health. Both campuses attract students, researchers and faculty who want to make a difference—today.

Leading the Way

  • Don Elliman
    Chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Lilly Marks
    Vice President for Health Affairs and Executive Vice Chancellor of the Anschutz Medical Campus 

Vice Chancellors:

Dedicated Faculty

Engineering students and their professor

Min-Hyung Choi, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering and Applied Science, engages with students in the computer science lab.

Our faculty represent a wide range of subject expertise, from the teacher of creative writing to the researcher of complex cancer cells. What is common among this diverse group is a love of learning, a dedication to teaching and a desire to achieve excellence.

A grand total of 4,023 faculty are connected with the university. These include

  • 1,384 regular tenure/tenure-track faculty
  • 1,241 regular non-tenure/tenure-track faculty
  • 43 clinical track faculty
  • 82 research faculty
  • 1,273 research assistants and associates (not students)

Learn more about our faculty.

Find faculty and staff resources.

Motivated. Smart. Committed.

Students around campusWho is the typical CU Denver student? There is no single answer.

  • She wanted to transfer to a place where classmates were as serious about education as she.
  • They wanted to attend college in a vibrant urban setting where they could live the city life while achieving their academic goals.
  • She just returned from military deployment and is looking for a military-friendly university, where student veterans feel at home.
  • He has been working for several years; now he wants to get a graduate degree to improve his career options.
  • She has significant family responsibilities at home—children and parents—and needs to improve her earning power and chance for a career with advancement.
  • He wasn't ready for college right away; he worked odd jobs for a few years until he was confident in his educational and career paths.
  • They have immigrated or traveled to the United States and want the best American educational experience possible.

What they all have in common: focus and commitment to making a difference.

Learn more about our students.

Linked Together

UC Denver alumniStudents at the university face challenges and obstacles as they seek to achieve their educational goals. In the process of sharing their experiences, students form relationships that last far beyond their student years. These bonds in many cases grow stronger as alumni learn just how extensive the our univeristy's network is.

Giving Back

More than 80,000 alumni worldwide constitute a proud and loyal body that gives back through volunteering time, contributing gifts, coordinating alumni events, and helping to forge mutually beneficial relationships on the university’s behalf with regional and state businesses and organizations.

Alumni Associations

Our alumni have a real impact on our current students, who receive scholarships, grants, advanced technology, contemporary facilities and networking opportunities.

  • 86,093 alumni
  • 67 percent live in Colorado

Visit our Office of Alumni Relations.

Meet our outstanding alumni.

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