Largest Universities in Colorado

The largest colleges and universities in Colorado are the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado State University at Fort Collins, Metropolitan State College of Denver, and University of Colorado at Denver.

The University of Colorado has a national reputation for excellence and is the biggest university in the Rocky Mountain region. The University of Colorado at Boulder achieved the largest, most diverse and most academically qualified class in its history. Fall 2008 census figures show that overall enrollment at CU-Boulder reached an all-time high, with 29,709 degree-seeking students.

Colorado State University is a leading land-grant institution and a Carnegie Research University (Very High Research Activity). It is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the nation for the recruitment of Peace Corps volunteers.

Metropolitan State College of Denver has become the largest public baccalaureate college in the nation and the second largest institution of higher education in the state of Colorado. Metro State enrolled the highest number of students of color (more than 6,800 in fall 2010, 28 percent of its student population) of all four-year colleges in the state.

The University of Colorado Denver is the largest research institution in Colorado, offering a wide range of programs at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and first professional (health) levels. UC Denver boasts the largest graduate business school and graduate school of education in the state.

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