About Us

Founded in 1973 as Colorado’s only public urban research university, the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) brings high-quality academic programming, leading research and creative work, and real-life experiences to our 15,000 students in the heart of downtown Denver.

Part of the University of Colorado system and the most diverse research university in the state, CU Denver offers 114 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through eight schools and colleges, employs 2,000 faculty and staff, and engages more than 100,000 Lynx alumni all over the world. For more information, visit ucdenver.edu.

15,000 Students
Half of undergraduates are students of color. 68% Undergrads and 32% grads are students of color.
More than 100,000 alumni from more than 100 countries. 41 Bachelor degrees. 59 Master Degrees. 14 Doctoral degrees.
Colorado's only public health research university. Half of undergraduates are first generation students. 8 schools & colleges.
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