CU boasts 19 alumni astronauts from the Boulder, Colorado Springs and Anschutz campuses, and one teaching astronaut at CU Boulder.
We are four campuses united in shaping the future for all of Colorado.
$13.3 BILLION IN STATE ECONOMIC IMPACT
The University of Colorado's four campuses, along with its two partner hospitals where CU faculty doctors practice, generate $13.3 billon annual economic impact for the state.
20 NASA ASTRONAUTS
49% FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS
Nearly half of CU Denver students are first-generation students and/or students of color.
More than 512,000 people around the world use what they learned at the University of Colorado to make a difference in business, government, education and communities.
100% JOB PLACEMENT FOR RISK MANAGEMENT GRADUATES
CU Denver’s Risk Management and Insurance Program boasts 100% job placement for graduates.
TOP 10 PEDIATRIC CARE
Children’s Hospital Colorado is ranked in the Top 10 Best Children’s Hospitals in the country, the only children’s hospital in an 850-mile radius in the top 10. It is ranked in all 10 surveyed specialties with five in the top 10.
29 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
With 17 varsity sports teams, the CU Boulder Buffs have won 29 national championships, in cross country, skiing, golf and football.
1ST LIVER TRANSPLANT
Physicians at the University of Colorado performed the first liver transplant in 1963.
SOME 300,000+ ALUMNI IN COLORADO
There are more than 300,000 CU alumni from all four campuses who live in – and contribute to – Colorado.
1ST COMMODITIES CENTER
CU Denver’s J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities is the first and only of its kind focused on the study of all commodities.
1ST SHINGLES VACCINE
The first shingles vaccine, licensed in 1916, was developed by CU physicians and researchers as well as the newest vaccine, developed in 2017, that does an even better job of preventing shingles.
142 INSTRUMENTS & THOUSANDS OF PARTS LAUNCHED INTO SPACE
CU’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics operates 142 instruments on 20 spacecraft, as well as three satellites and two CubeSats. LASP has gone to every planet in the solar system, Pluto and beyond. The lab employs 42 CU students in Mission Operations and Data Systems.
10 MacArthur GENIUS FELLOWS
Faculty members across CU have received 10 MacArthur “Genius” Grants which are awarded each year to people who’ve shown “extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.”
7th GOLD DISTINCTION FOR MILITARY FRIENDLY SCHOOLS
In 2022, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs received its seventh-consecutive Gold distinction in the annual Military Friendly schools rankings. UCCS has been recognized as a Military Friendly school each year since 2016.
5 NOBEL LAUREATES
CU Boulder is proud to have five Nobel laureates in physics and chemistry where their work was deemed to have “conferred the greatest benefit to mankind.”
2+ MILLION PATIENT VISITS
CU Anschutz Medical Campus provides care for 2+ million individuals each year through inpatient, outpatient and ER visits.
$1.46 BILLON+ IN RESEARCH FUNDING
CU researchers received a record $1.46 billion+ in research awards to conduct research in economic sectors critical to the state and nation, including energy, bioscience, aerospace and health care.
#1 HOSPITAL IN THE STATE
UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is ranked the #1 hospital in Colorado. Nationally, it ranked among the nation’s best in five specialties, including #2 in lung and respiratory care.
TOP 10 MEDICAL SCHOOL
The CU School of Medicine is ranked sixth in the nation for primary care and has three specialties ranked by U.S. News & World in the top 10: pediatrics, family medicine, and physician assistant.
MILITARY SPOUSE FRIENDLY SCHOOL
UCCS has been named a 2022-23 Military Spouse Friendly® School. The recognition is given to universities that create sustainable and meaningful education paths for military spouses.
AEROSPACE ACROSS COLORADO
A transformational gift from the Anschutz Foundation provides resources for the construction of the Anschutz Engineering Center at UCCS. Completion and occupancy of the building is slated for January 2024 with a focus on Aerospace Engineering.
A LEADING HEATH SCIENCES CAMPUS
Across all six schools and colleges at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the health science programs are nationally recognized as among the best in the country. The campus offers more than 40 degree programs.