About UCCS

About Us

Students walking on UCCS campus

As part of the University of Colorado System, UCCS has grown from a small commuter satellite school to one of the fastest-growing universities in Colorado. The main reasons for our growth include our ability to innovate and meet the needs of our students.

Your expectations shape our growth. With us, you can find exceptional opportunities that meet your requirements – both inside and outside the classroom.

Leadership at UCCS

Mountain Lion Statue on UCCS Campus

Continuing to Exceed Expectations Through Strong Leadership

UCCS would not be the institution it is today without the dedication and skills of our leaders, especially Chancellor Jennifer Sobanet. University leadership has paved the way for a new chapter, making UCCS consistently one of the most respected colleges in the state of Colorado.

The UCCS Community

What was once a small commuter campus has grown into a large, respected Colorado university.

11,300+ Students

UCCS is home to 11,300+ students, including undergraduates, graduates, and non-degree-seeking students, for a diverse and inclusive learning environment.

800+ Faculty

UCCS has 800+ committed faculty members who are experts in diverse fields, actively contributing to research and teaching with a focus on fostering academic excellence.

800+ Staff

Our campus boasts an impressive team of over 800 staff members who work tirelessly to ensure the smooth functioning of various departments and services.

Mission Statement

The Colorado Springs campus of the University of Colorado shall be a comprehensive baccalaureate and specialized graduate research university with selective admission standards.

The Colorado Springs campus shall offer liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, health sciences, and teacher preparation undergraduate degree programs, and a selected number of master's and doctoral degree programs.

Living Our Mission

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Our faculty, staff, and community work diligently to ensure that our students get a quality education with real-world experience.

Don’t just take our word for it - read the testimonials from our students.