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Anschutz Medical Campus

University of Colorado Denver

Who We Are

One of the nation’s newest health sciences campuses

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region. The campus combines interdisciplinary teaching, research and clinical facilities to prepare the region’s future health care professionals, provide the best available health care at two nationally recognized hospitals and be a national leader in life sciences research. Annually, CU Anschutz medical professionals educate 4,700 degree-seeking future health professionals, provide 1.9 million patient visits, and are awarded approximately $450 million in research grants.

The Anschutz Medical Campus is home to two of the top hospitals in the nation: University of Colorado Hospital, named as the top hospital in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report, and Children’s Hospital Colorado, ranked for more than a decade as one of the best children’s hospitals nationally by U.S. News & World Report. ​


Physicians at the University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado, located on the campus, are CU School of Medicine faculty focused on the latest in research and best medical practices — knowledge they share with students and patients.

Economic impact​

CU Anschutz is vital to the people of Colorado and its economy. It is home to five health professional schools​ (School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, College of Nursing, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Colorado School of Public Health) and the Graduate School, offering 40 degree programs. CU Anschutz is estimated to have a state economic impact​ of $2.6 billion a year, on par with the Colorado ski industry.

CU Denver | Anschutz

CU Anschutz and its sister campus, CU Denver, a comprehensive campus located six miles west in downtown Denver and offering over 100 degree programs, together make up the consolidated University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus. The two campuses benefit from academic connections and partnerships, such as the bioengineering program, a collaboration between the CU Denver College of Engineering and Applied Science and CU Anschutz scientists. The campuses are part of the University of Colorado system, which includes CU Boulder and CU Colorado Springs.