About University of Colorado Colorado Springs

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is one of the fastest growing universities in the United States. Located at the base of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, UCCS is home to more than 11,000 students and more than 1,400 employees. Annually, UCCS students, faculty, and staff generate $30 million in state and local taxes.

UCCS ranks 10th amongst Western regional public universities and ranks 5th nationally for public undergraduate engineering programs. Thanks to the nearby Air Force Academy, UCCS ranks in the top 20 percent of military friendly colleges and universities. Additionally, the university was named one of two national leaders in community engagement by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

UCCS continues to grow as one of Colorado's premier health care institutions. The Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences is home to a Peak Vista Community Health Center senior clinic and several other clinics in partnership with the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Science. In the coming years, UCCS will house a branch of the CU School of Medicine. 

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Living in Colorado Springs

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is located at the base of Pikes Peak, one of America's best-known mountains and the inspiration behind the song “America the Beautiful.” Today, the city is home to a thriving high-tech industry and four military bases – including the US Air Force Academy – as well as one of three national Olympic training centers. Here in Colorado's second most populous city, you'll find much more than purple mountains majesty to inspire you.