The University of Colorado Denver attracts some of the best student veterans in Colorado. In 2009, Forbes ranked the University of Colorado Denver 34th among public universities nation-wide. This was based on factors including alumni achievements, average starting salaries, and the number of awards won by students and faculty.
Each of the schools and colleges at the University of Colorado Denver has a reputation for providing outstanding learning opportunities for student veterans.
We have the largest Business School in the region, rated among the top 5% of business schools in the world by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences staffs eight Fulbright faculty scholars. We were the first in Colorado to create a College of Arts & Media: a program dedicated to the intersection of art, technology, and business. The College of Engineering and Applied Science is closely tied to industry trends and standards. The School of Public Affairs is consistently ranked in the top 12% of programs in the country. The graduate School of Education & Human Development is the largest in the state, with extensive partnerships with urban schools. We have the only graduate College of Architecture and Planning in the state, and one of the largest in the country.
Professionals who continue their education while working comprise of a large number of University of Colorado Denver students. With 41% of our students enrolled part-time (28.5% undergraduate and 64.4% graduate), our students consistently show a strong work ethic and clear career ambitions.
The University of Colorado Denver is one of the most diverse universities in Colorado. As of fall 2009, 29.4% of our undergraduate students were ethnic minorities. This is in part due to our central Denver location, which attracts students from the Denver area who comprise 75% of our enrollment (9% coming from out of state). Out of all our graduating students, 67% stay in Colorado and further enhance the state’s successful economy. In addition, the University of Colorado Denver was recognized by The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students as one of the top 100 LGBT campuses in the country.