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Diversity is a core value

We honor diverse experiences and perspectives, in the belief that they enhance the educational experience for all. We strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and foster a culture of inclusion.

Our approach to diversity encompasses numerous aspects of identity, including gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability status, veteran status, nationality, religion and socioeconomic background.

Student diversity on the rise

  • The proportion of undergraduate students of color has increased each year since 2005, reaching 42% for Fall 2015.
  • The number and proportions of graduate students of color have consistently increased over the last several years.
  • Students of color received 31% of the baccalaureate and 24% of the doctoral degrees in fiscal year 2015. 
  • The proportion of students of color at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus rose to 27% in Fall 2015.
  • At CU Denver, 55% of new freshmen were students of color in Fall 2015.
  • The proportion of Pell grant recipients at CU Denver reached a high of 37% in Fall 2015. Half of CU Denver baccalaureate degree earners in 2014-15 were Pell grant recipients.
  • The proportion of undergraduate students who have registered with the Office of Disability Services has increased from 3.2% in Fall 2010 to 7.3% in Fall 2015.

Read more diversity details in the 2016-17 Diversity Report. ​​

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