Reports and Publications

These publications and reports contain pertinent information about the University of Colorado, including its vision, performance, finances, economic impact and more. New reports and publications are added as they become available.

CU in Focus - Essential Facts 2017-18

Essential Facts about CU

The University of Colorado has contributed to Colorado and beyond since 1876, educating more than 450,000 students who have become catalysts in business, arts, health and communities. With the spectacular backdrop of Colorado’s Front Range, the four campuses provide access to top-tier faculty and experiential learning opportunities and an atmosphere where students thrive in the academic community. CU advances the economy, health and culture of Colorado and beyond. If you would like copies of the print publication, contact

Advancing Colorado

Advancing Colorado

CU now and in the future - A University of Colorado education is a high-yield investment for the student and the state. CU educates, prepares and inspires innovators, entrepreneurs, educators, health care providers and business and community leaders. CU provides a highly skilled workforce, attracts hundreds of millions in research funding, buys from local vendors, and serves as a magnet for business and industry.

Economic Impact Study

Economic Contribution of the University of Colorado on the State and Counties of Operation
The University of Colorado is an economic driver in the state of Colorado, employing thousands of workers, buying from local vendors, importing investment, educating the local workforce, and exporting research discoveries. Aside from the direct impact, the university facilitates company growth and job creation through research, tech transfer, and spinoff companies. This study provides a snapshot of the university's economic contribution to the state.

Annual Financial Reports

The University of Colorado is a multifaceted enterprise that focuses on teaching and learning, research activity, and community service. With some 61,000 students, 5,100 faculty and 24,000 staff, it is a complex undertaking that requires detailed financial reporting. You will find that detail in the pages of this report.

Diversity Report

A report from the campuses on their progress in achieving diversity among the university's students, faculty and staff.

President's Task Force on Efficiency

After nearly four months of work, engaging hundreds of faculty and staff as part of more than 35 meetings with constituency groups, and reviewing more than 700 detailed comments, the Task Force on Efficiency has completed its initial work.