Colorado Graduate Schools

A Graduate School is an education institution that offers graduate degrees, including Master and Doctorate degrees. This page lists all accredited graduate schools in the state of Colorado that provide full-time or part-time graduate education leading to a postgraduate degree.

Colorado State University
Administration Annex
Fort Collins, CO 80523-0015
(970) 491-6817

National Theatre –Conservatory
1050 13th Street
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 446-4855

Regis University
3333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221-1099
(303) 458-4100

University of Colorado-Denver
Box 173364
Campus Box 167
Denver, CO 80217-3364
(303) 556-2400

University of Colorado-Boulder
Campus Box 30
Boulder, CO 80309-0026
(303) 492-7401

University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
Graduate School Admissions
Austin Bluffs Parkway, P.O. Box
Colorado Springs, CO 80933-7150
(719) 262-3121

University of Denver
University Park
Denver, CO 80208
(303) 871-2305

University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639
(970) 351-2831

University of Southern Colorado
2200 Bonforte Boulevard
Pueblo, CO 81001
Systems Engineering:
(719) 549-2889
Applied & Natural Science:
(719) 549-2813

Colorado State Overview

Colorado, which was incorporated into the United States as the 38th state on August 1, 1876, takes its name from the Colorado River, which rises in Rocky Mountain National Park northwest of Denver. The Spanish explorers gave their name to the Colorado River (colorado means reddish in Spanish).

During the gold rush, the initially friendly relationship between Native Americans and settlers changed from the early 1850s. Reports of gold discoveries in California attracted increasing numbers of settlers who trekked across the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains to reach California. In June 1858, gold was also found near Cherry Creek (present-day Denver). The first settlements were founded and the gold rush had also arrived in Colorado.

With the expansion of the rail network in the early 1870s, the capital city of Denver consolidated its central position. When the silver boom hit in 1879, Leadville and Aspen became Colorado’s major mining towns.

Colorado is now one of the most economically successful states in the USA.

As of the 2000 census, the largest ancestry group is German at 22% (including Switzerland and Austria).

Geographical location

Colorado belongs to the western and southwestern region of the USA and is located in the Rocky Mountains region. With an average elevation of over 2000 meters, Colorado is the highest state in the USA. The state borders Wyoming and Nebraska to the north, and Nebraska and Kansas to the east. To the south are the states of Oklahoma and New Mexico and to the west are Utah.

Along with Utah and Wyoming, Colorado is one of the only three states in the USA that do not have natural borders. The state borders were defined exclusively along the lines of longitude and latitude.

Capital city: Denver
Largest metropolis: Denver
Nickname: The Centennial State
Motto: Nil sine numine
(Latin Nothing without God’s Will)


Dinosaur National Monument

The Dinosaur National Monument covers an area of 600 km2 on the Colorado-Utah border. It originated at the site of the skeletal remains of prehistoric lizards. More than 140 million years ago, there was a subtropical lowland full of swamps and lakes. At that time, numerous species of dinosaurs lived here, from herbivorous to fast two-legged predators.

One of the main attractions of the park is the roofed Dinosaur Quarry, which shows the skeletons of dinosaurs that came here in the past. The bodies of these animals were gradually covered with mud, and eventually the shallow inland sea flooded the landscape. The remains of the dinosaurs were buried under a kilometer-long layer of chalk, which later hardened to sandstone. Subsequent erosion during the period of the Rocky Mountains gradually revealed these layers with skeletal remains. In 1909, paleontologist Earl Douglas discovered them on a small hill by accident.

Since then, over a thousand bones belonging to these ancient inhabitants have been collected from the hill. Some bones could even be used to build complete skeletons. However, the rock has not yet revealed all its secrets, and archeological and paleontological work has recently taken place right in front of curious tourists. However, many people do not know anything specific in the tangle of bones, so there are help boards for visitors to draw and color-code the individual bones of the Camarasaur skeleton.

The park stretches east from the Dinosaur Quarry upstream of the Green River and its tributary, the Yampa. There are deep canyons in the area, a rocky desert overgrown with dwarf pines and junipers. A scenic road passes through the park and leads 50 km north from the town of Dinosaur.

In front of the information center, which also houses the museum, there is a life-size Stegosaur color model. The museum is a kind of gateway to this unique protected area.