“Great Stories Begin Here” is not simply a slogan at Adams State University. Student success is the result of our caring campus culture. Highly qualified faculty focus on teaching and excellence within their disciplines. Individual attention is provided through our small class sizes and student-faculty ratio of 14:1. Founded in 1921 to serve the rural, south-central region of Colorado, Adams State remains crucial to the area’s educational opportunity, economic development, and cultural enrichment.
Adams State University is a comprehensive institution offering 22 bachelor’s degree programs, 11 master’s degree programs, and one doctoral program. We initiated the state’s first Guaranteed Tuition program for undergraduates studying on-campus, in order to control costs and encourage graduation within four years.
Colorado’s first federally designated, four-year Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), Adams State is proud to have the most diverse student body of the state’s four-year institutions. Total minority enrollment is 45 percent, with 35 percent of undergraduate students identifying as Hispanic. A third of our students are the first in their families to attend college. We provide a range of services to support student success.
With about one-third of the student body participating in athletics, the Adams State Grizzlies compete in the NCAA Division II and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC). Adams State also has over 60 student clubs and organizations, including the Adams State Adventure Program, which teaches skills to enjoy the great outdoors.
The Adams State campus was transformed through $104 million worth of recent improvements. An intimate campus with treed-lined walkways, state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, supportive programs, and vibrant student life await students at Adams State University.