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Alumni Success

With more than 140,000 graduates, CU Denver has awarded more graduate degrees than any other public Colorado institution. Basically, one third of all graduate degrees in the state are CU Denver alumni.​

With that in mind, CU Online has been around for almost 20 years (first CU Denver online courses were offered in 1996), so there are plenty of success stories of students taking some online courses or all online.

Here are just a few of those stories.


Jason Wright

MA in Public Administration and Criminal Justice

CU student Jason Wright quit his job so that he could concentrate on master's classes and his family (two toddlers and wife, who is working and also going to school). So, during the day he's "Mr. Mom" with his preschooler, and at night he does his homework from about 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Then he wakes up and does it all over again.

Amy Linville

MA in Information & Learning Technologies Graduate

CU Denver alum Amy Linville traveled and lived abroad in Australia and Fiji - while getting her masters degree in Information & Learning Technologies. Given the time zone change and other circumstances, her CU professors were understanding and beyond helpful, and she was able to maintain a 4.0 GPA throughout the entire duration of her Masters program. She graduated as the ILT Outstanding Student of 2014.

Renee Brady

RN BS Graduate

Renee quit a lucrative career and returned to school to start all over again. She's graduating with honors from CU with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. And did it all while adopting two foster children, working in a hospital as an Certified Nurses Aide, and spending 100's of hours volunteering with other organizations.

Nadeen Alsayat

Criminal Justice Graduate

Nadeen Alsayat graduated from CU Denver's Master of Criminal Justice program and says she's excited to be the first female detective in Saudi Arabia.

Phoebe Coleman

Digital Animation Graduate

Phoebe graduated from the College of Arts & Media and was named the Boettcher Foundation's Colorado's Student Leader of the Year

Scott Blakley

Mechanical Engineering Graduate

Scott is a former US Marine and graduated from the College of Engineering

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