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CU Denver's Schools & Colleges

Colorado's premier research university

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Business School


  • Largest graduate business school in the state.
  • Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools and Business (AACSB) International, which is only granted to 15% of business schools worldwide.


College of Architecture and Planning


  • Only College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) in CO.
  • CAP is currently among the six largest colleges in the U.S. with architecture-related disciplines.


College of Arts and Media


  • First college in Colorado dedicated exclusively to the arts and entertainment.
  • CAM faculty members have received numerous awards (including Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships, Emmy and Grammy nominations).


College of Engineering and Applied Science


  • An engineering and applied science college closely tied to industry trends and standards.
  • All four undergraduate degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • The largest college on the Downtown Campus, CLAS students account for nearly 60% of all undergraduates at CU Denver.
  • CLAS offers 20 majors, 34 minors, 16 masters degrees, and 3 PhD programs, as well as a host of certificate programs that answer the need for cutting-edge skills and knowledge.
  • Offering foundation degrees that lead to professional careers, many CLAS students go onto medical school, dental school, and law school.


School of Public Affairs


  • Colorado’s only graduate school for public affairs.
  • Ranked by US News & World Report, the school is among the country's top 10 public urban universities offering the MPA.
  • SPA offers the country's only federally funded domestic violence program and PhD concentration in homeland security.


School of Education and Human Development


  • Largest graduate school of education in the state.
  • Consistently ranked by US News & World Report as one of the best education programs in the country, reaching #70 in America's Best Graduate Schools, 2007 edition.


Health Sciences


  • One of the country’s most selective schools of dentistry.
  • Colorado’s only school of medicine.
  • Nursing school ranked among the nation’s top 15%.

Non-Degree Seeking

Curious about online courses (or CU Denver | Anschutz), but not sure you want to formally apply till you know if it's for you?

Well, you can test drive up to three courses and see what you think...

Why Online Degrees?

First and foremost - convenience. You get to choose when and where you take your courses...

*WHAT IS COF?* The College Opportunity Fund is a stipend that lowers your total tuition. CU Denver is UNIQUE in that you can take all online courses and still qualify for COF (this isn't the case for other educational institutions)

Student Success

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