About Colorado

Need a reason to call Colorado home while you study? Here’s fifteen!

The Top Reasons...

Want to know why other people choose Colorado? Here are the top three reasons to take into consideration.

2ndMOST EDUCATED STATE

Colorado is ranked 2nd in educational attainment behind only Massachusetts.

#1FOR BUSINESS

Colorado is ranked #1 in Overall State Economy (U.S. News & World Report, 2017) and #1 in State Job Market (Wallet Hub, 2017)

300 DaysOF SUNSHINE

On average, Colorado has more annual days of sunshine than either San Diego or Miami Beach.

Need More?

Still not convinced? Here are even more resons why thousands choose Colorado to be their place to study.

AffordableLIVING

Colorado has a relatively low cost of living compared to other states.

26SKI RESORTS

Colorado has 26 ski resorts that have been called the best in the country.

The BestSKIING & BOARDING

Colorado is home to some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the US.

Mt. ElbertHIGHEST POINT

The highest point in Colorado is Mount Elbert at 14,440 feet.

14ers& HIKING

Colorado is home to 54 14,000 feet mountain peaks, more than any other state in the United States.

11500INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Colorado had over 11,500 international students enrolled in higher education in 2016.

HealthyLIVING

Colorado is consistently ranked among the healthiest and fittest states.

78MILLION

Colorado attracted over 78 million visitors in 2016, making tourism Colorado’s second largest industry.

AmericaTHE BEAUTIFUL

Colorado attracted almost 58 million visitors in 2011, making tourism Colorado’s second largest industry.

205PARKS

Denver, Colorado has the largest city park system in the nation with 205 parks in the city limits and 20,000 acres of land in the nearby mountains.

OutdoorRECREATION

Colorado offers some of the best outdoor recreation in the world. Hiking, backpacking and bike riding are just a few of Colorado’s summer activities.

10%FARTHER

A golf ball flies on average 10 percent farther in Colorado than in other states because of the altitude.