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University of Colorado Denver, Newsroom

Enrollment sets record

Enrollment up at both the downtown Denver campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora


DENVER– Strong recruitment efforts, along with a weak economy, are driving more students to the University of Colorado Denver.  UC Denver offers both a unique downtown, urban campus environment with traditional undergraduate and graduate degree programs and a world-class health sciences campus offering doctoral degrees located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo.

 The downtown Denver campus welcomed 612 more students this fall for a 4 percent increase over last year. The enrollment jump is a combination of more undergraduate students, more graduate students and a 39 percent undergraduate international non-resident student enrollment increase. Total student enrollment stands at more than 14,640 students.

 “The undergrad and graduate population at UC Denver’s downtown campus continues to steadily grow each year,” said Barbara Edwards, assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management for the university. “Due to the poor economy, new Colorado freshmen are enrolling in community colleges and less expensive four-year Colorado colleges. We also have an admission staff that travels all over the nation and Colorado to recruit new students.”

 The Anschutz Medical Campus numbers increased by more than 170 students or a 5 percent increase over fall of 2009. More than 3,330 undergraduate, graduate and professional studies students attend class at the Anschutz Medical Campus. The Colorado School of Public Health in particular continues to draw the interest of many students, seeing 13 percent more students this year than last year.

 “A combination of factors is driving enrollment at the Colorado School of Public Health,” said Dean Richard F. Hamman, PhD. “Heightened awareness of the importance of public health, a new school at an excellent university, and an improving job market for public health workers and professionals who we will continue to train through the newly funded $3.2 million Colorado Public Health Training Center.”

 The Colorado School of Public Health is the first and only school of public health in the Rocky Mountain Region. Its faculty and students call three campus locations home - University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado. 

 The University of Colorado Denver offers more than 120 degrees and programs in 13 schools and colleges. UC Denver is located on the Denver Campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo. For more information, visit the UC Denver Newsroom.


Contact:  Jacque Montgomery, 303.928.9093,