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Together, we reach higher

At UCCS we create an environment that is welcoming, supportive and collaborative. We offer high-quality programs that are professionally accredited, with research and internship experiences, in a small classroom setting. Advance your career with one of our 22 master’s, five doctoral and 39 certificates programs offered!

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Graduate prepared

Eighty-five percent of all UCCS graduates are working within one year of graduating. We work closely with Colorado employers, and they recognize the quality of graduates who emerge from UCCS each year.

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Earn more

UCCS graduate students have an edge. In 2014, the median salary of Master’s degree recipients was more than $11,700 greater than the median for those with only a bachelor’s degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Dynamic growth and opportunity

Colorado Springs is an easy place to call home. Residency grows each year and business is booming. The growth leads to fantastic opportunity for UCCS students, most of whom are employed in their fields of study within a year of graduation.

UCCS is built around supporting our students.

Patrick Hannaway
UCCS Graduate

"If you want to become a doctor, you have to bust your butt to do so. I decided to pursue attending UCCS, and I’m happy I did.

The system was set up in a supporting manner. They really take it to heart, the faculty, coordinators, everybody wants you to have a good time, but they need and want you to be successful moving forward.

If you get the chance to interact with the UCCS community, they might just change your life. I will tell you they changed my life forever.”

— Patrick Hannaway, a former UCCS basketball star, is now a successful dentist in Denver.

Meral Sarper
UCCS Graduate

"I went in with everything, and it really worked out. I had to be a risk taker and follow my heart.

As a young student, a recycling program really opened my eyes. I saw just one day of trash at UCCS, so multiply that across the city and state. If I don't start caring about this and inspiring others, then we'll have a huge problem when we start having kids.

There's a ripple effect that happens when you follow your passion. As millennials, we need to rise to the occasion and make that change in the world. And UCCS is where it all started for me.”

— Meral Sarper founded her own sustainability venture after graduating from UCCS.


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