students at campuses in Lakewood and
Arvada. A variety of special programs
the college offers include construction
technology, film and video technology,
medical assisting and biotechnology.
Some of the college’s special features
include: qualified and accessible faculty,
whose primary responsibility is teaching;
average class sizes of fewer than 20
students; majors in today’s hottest fields
including health careers, speech-language
pathology and audiology, computer
technology, fire science, law
enforcement, and many more; and
flexible course schedules that fit around
work or home commitments. Support
services include free tutoring, advising, a
childcare center, disability services
and English as a Second Language
FOUR-YEAR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Colorado School of Mines (CSM)
1500 Illinois St.
303-273-3000 or 800-446-9488
Colorado School of Mines is a public
research university devoted to
engineering and applied science. It has
the highest admissions standards of any
public university in Colorado and among
the highest of any public university in the
U.S. Mines has distinguished itself by
developing a curriculum and research
program geared towards responsible
stewardship of the earth and its resources.
In addition to strong education and
research programs in traditional fields of
science and engineering, Mines is one of
a very few institutions in the world
having broad expertise in resource
exploration, extraction, production and
utilization. As such, Mines occupies a
unique position among the world’s
institutions of higher education. Since its
founding in 1874, the translation of the
school’s mission into educational
programs has been influenced by the
needs of society. The school serves
4,000 students of the highest caliber.
Mines places 98 percent of its graduates
within 12 months of graduation.
Colorado State University (CSU)
102 Administration Building
Fort Collins, 80523
Founded in 1870 as the Colorado
Agricultural College, Colorado State
University is now among the nation’s
leading research universities. The school
has grown from 19 students in 1879 to
nearly 26,000 students today.
Four campuses in Fort Collins include
Main Campus, Foothills Campus,
Veterinary Teaching Hospital (agricultural
campus) and Pingree Park (mountain
campus). Eight colleges provide more
than 150 programs including: agricultural
sciences, applied human sciences,
business, engineering, liberal arts, natural
resources, natural sciences, and
veterinary medicine and biomedical
sciences. Online and distance education
are CSU priorities, as well as on-site and
custom training. The school’s large athletic
programs are very popular with students.
Metropolitan State University
900 Auraria Pkwy.
5660 Greenwood Plaza
11990 Grant St.
Metropolitan State is located right in the
middle of downtown Denver. The school
is the third largest higher educational
institution in Colorado. It’s also one of the
largest four-year public colleges in the
nation. Founded in 1965, MSU Denver
has grown to nearly 23,000 students and
educates more undergraduate
Coloradans than anyone else in the state.
Nearly 75 percent of the school’s alumni
live and work in Denver and the state.
The school offers 50 major fields of study
and nine minors through its three
schools—business; letters, arts and
sciences; and professional studies.
Metropolitan State also has two satellite
campuses— Metro State South in
Englewood and Metro State North in