Many paths have led to the current University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus. The health sciences component began with the establishment of the CU School of Medicine in 1883 on the Boulder campus. The Denver Campus originated in 1912 as an extension of the University of Colorado at Boulder and gained its independence in 1973. Today, the university combination of:
- CU Denver, a vibrant urban learning center with liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in eight schools and colleges.
- CU Anschutz Medical Campus, located in Aurora and home to six professional schools in the health sciences and extensive research and clinical care facilities, including the University of Colorado Hospital.
Here's a timeline of our evolution: