Denver Area Colleges and Universities
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Colorado's two largest Universities are located outside of the Metro Denver, with Fort Collins, a 90 minute drive to the north serving as host for Colorado State University, and Boulder, just 45 minutes from central Denver, being home to the University of Colorado, the largest campus of higher learning in Colorado.
Although the state's two largest Universities are located outside of Metro Denver, there is an abundance of higher education opportunities located all over the Metro area. Starting with Metropolitan State College, located adjacent to Downtown Denver on the sprawling Auraria Campus, Metro State is the 3rd largest college in Colorado. Sharing the Auraria Campus with Metro State, the University of Colorado at Denver serves also as the administrative headquarters for the University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center located at Fitzsimons.
The University of Denver is located in south Denver, bordered by I-25 to the north. The beautiful campus has undergone an extraordinary renaissance in recent years, with new facilities for the law school, fine arts, and student housing being just a few of the beautiful buildings gracing the campus of this private university. Another private university, Regis, is located in extreme northwest Denver. Regis is known for not only is Jesuit principles, but also operates a large adult learning center, with outreach locations all over the Front Range of Colorado.
The Colorado School of Mines, located in suburban Golden, Colorado, is considered among the foremost geological engineering schools in the world. Johnson & Wales University, located in east Denver, offers education in the culinary arts and business. The University of Colorado's Health Science Center, the states medical university, is located on the Anschutz Campus at Fitzsimmons, the former Army General Hospital in north Aurora.
The state's community college system has many campuses serving Metro Denver, with the largest being Front Range Community College located in Westminster, provided Associates Degrees to students in Westminster, Thornton, Arvada, and Adams County. Community College of Denver is the third institution sharing space on the Auraria Campus in Downtown Denver. Arapahoe Community College, located in the southern suburb of Littleton, serves students in that city and Englewood, Highlands Ranch and southern Jefferson County. Aurora Community College, located near Buckley Air Force Base, serves the community college needs of Aurora, while Red Rocks Community College is located to served Lakewood, Golden, and central Jefferson County.
Of course there are a variety of outreach colleges and universities, such as the University of Phoenix and Webster University, and many others, providing the adult learner with many degree opportunities.