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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.

Fast Facts:
  • 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.
Campus Information
Location: 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

Type: State-supported, coeducational, comprehensive college

Enrollment: Approximately 2,500 on campus; more than 10,000 in Extended Studies

Housing: College-owned and operated residence halls available to all students.

Campus: 54 buildings on 90 acres

Faculty: 123 full- and part-time

Academic Year: 2 semesters and 3 summer sessions

Accreditation: 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

Degrees: B.S., B.A., M.A., and associate degrees Pre-professional programs, guaranteed transfer programs, and concentrations in over 50 areas of study

Library: 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.

Placement: Services of career planning and placement office available to students and alumni

Athletics: Intercollegiate: NCAA Div. II, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference;Outdoor Program offers skiing, mountaineering, rafting, and other activities; intramurals offered.

Financial Assistance: 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)

Courses and Masters at this school

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