Four Campuses, One University

The University of Colorado is a public research university with multiple campuses serving Colorado, the nation and the world through leadership in high-quality education and professional training, public service, advancing research and knowledge, and state-of-the-art health care.  Each campus has a distinct role and mission as provided by Colorado law.

The Board of Regents consists of nine members serving staggered six-year terms, one elected from each of Colorado's seven congressional districts and two from the state at-large. The members select their own chair and vice-chair.

The board is charged constitutionally with the general supervision of the university and the exclusive control and direction of all funds of and appropriations to the university, unless otherwise provided by law.

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University of Colorado President Bruce D. Benson is the CEO and chief academic officer of the University of Colorado. He oversees a system of four campuses that serve 60,000 students with 27,000 employees and an annual budget of $3.55 billion. CU is one of the top research universities in the world.

Benson manages an executive staff in areas of academic affairs, budget and finance, employee services, legal counsel, communications, fundraising and government relations. He also works closely with chancellors, the primary administrative officers of each campus. Benson was appointed by the university’s governing Board of Regents, with which he works closely on broad policy and fiduciary issues.

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CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) – and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region – CU-Boulder has a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

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CU Colorado Springs (UCCS) is a burgeoning regional academic and research powerhouse with new on-campus housing, and a rapidly growing undergraduate and graduate student population of 11,132.

Located in a historical city (the state's second largest metropolitan area with more than 400,000 residents), UCCS offers 37 bachelor's, 19 master's and five doctoral degree programs through its six colleges.

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Students come to CU Denver with a purpose—the pursuit of academic excellence in the heart of the city. The CU Denver community is focused students and dedicated professors committed to discovery-based research and creative work—all determined to solve real-world problems.

CU Denver students have access to opportunity through countless business, professional and cultural connections in downtown Denver and beyond and the flexibility of eight schools and colleges and more than 100 degree programs designed for their needs.

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 A state-of-the-art medical center, CU Anschutz Medical Campus is globally recognized for its research, teaching and clinical programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, physical therapy and nursing.

CU Anschutz Medical Campus is also home to University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado. The CU School of Medicine’s roots reach back more than 100 years, when it opened in Boulder.

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