colleges have more than 20 campuses,
and there are more than 300 vocational
and technical schools in the region,
providing a large network of workforce
training and educational services to meet
the training and employment needs of
both students and area businesses.
A number of smaller colleges and
technical and vocational schools with
specialized programs also offer a variety
of educational opportunities. For
example, the Auraria Higher Education
Center, adjacent to downtown Denver,
has the largest concentration of students
in metro Denver. The University of
Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State
College, and the Community College of
Denver share the 127-acre campus and
serve more than 58,000 students.
Colorado’s universities are also prominent
members of the academic research
community. The University of Colorado at
Boulder received a record $351.9
million in sponsored research awards in
fiscal year 2013; the University of
Colorado Denver received $19.1 million
in fiscal year 2013 awards; the
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical
Campus received $395.2 million; the
University of Colorado at Colorado
Springs was awarded $7.8 million, and
The Colorado School of Mines received
a $10 million research grant award from
the Alpha Foundation for the Improvement
of Mine Safety and Health. See the
Higher Education listings for more
information and resources.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
Whatever your educational goal or
preference, choices for everyone in the
family abound with Denver’s
comprehensive offering of great public
schools, quality private schools,
alternative educational opportunities with
homeschooling and charter schools, and
a huge selection of higher education,
technical and vocational options.
Welcome to Denver!