Since its cornerstone was laid in 1923, Adams State College grew from a teachers' college into a fine liberal arts college. Adams State was recently designated the Regional Education Provider for southern Colorado. Today, students can earn a bachelor's degree in any of 16 majors, with 28 minors and emphases.
The close-knit campus and friendly community create a supportive environment that fosters success. Adams State is a perfect fit for anyone who loves snowboarding, rock climbing, mountain biking -- or the idea that professors will know them by name.
- 57% of all classes have 20 students or fewer.
- One full-time teaching professor for every 18 students.
- Experienced professors teach all classes.
- Academic advising is provided by full-time professors.
Alamosa, Colorado (population approximately 10,000) Situated in the San Luis Valley 220 miles south of Denver on U.S. Highways 160 and 285 Served by United Express Airlines and bus service
State-supported, coeducational, comprehensive college
Approximately 2,500 on campus; more than 10,000 in Extended Studies
College-owned and operated residence halls available to all students.
54 buildings on 90 acres
123 full- and part-time
2 semesters and 3 summer sessions
Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools , National Association of Schools of Music, Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
B.S., B.A., M.A., and associate degrees Pre-professional programs, guaranteed transfer programs, and concentrations in over 50 areas of study
Collections total 150,000 books, 34,651 bound periodicals, 488,675 federal and state government publications, 428,500 ERIC microfiche for teacher education, 4,664 audio-visual items, 1,005 subscriptions, and 689,109 microforms. Full member of national OCLC and Colorado MARMOT computer information networks.
Services of career planning and placement office available to students and alumni
Intercollegiate: NCAA Div. II, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference;Outdoor Program offers skiing, mountaineering, rafting, and other activities; intramurals offered.
ranging from $100 to $15,000 Assistance: Average award $9,300. Grants, scholarships, loans, and student employment are available. (figures as of 2008-09 academic year)