School Overview

Many paths have led to the current University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus. CU Anschutz began with the establishment of the CU School of Medicine in 1883 on the Boulder campus. CU Denver originated in 1912 as an extension of the University of Colorado Boulder and gained its independence in 1973. In 2004, the University of Colorado Board of Regents voted to combine the CU Anschutz Medical Campus with CU Denver. Today, the consolidated University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus includes two of the four campuses that make up the University of Colorado system. ​

The CU Denver campus is home to the following schools and colleges:

  • College of Arts & Media
  • College of Architecture and Planning
  • School of Education & Human Development
  • Business School
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
  • College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • School of Public Affairs 
  • Graduate School​

The Anschutz Medical Campus houses the following schools that offer graduate degrees and select bachelor’s degrees:

  • School of Dental M​edicine
  • School of M​edicine
  • College of ​Nursing
  • Skaggs Schoo​l of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Colorado School of P​ublic Health

CU Online offers programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as certificates, earned completely online.

School Details

Location: 1380 Lawrence Street, Lawrence Street Center, Suite 1400,Denver, CO 80217-3364

Religious Affiliation: Not applicable

Sector & Type: Public, Not-for-profit

Military Support:

  • Credit for Training
  • Dedicated POC
  • Member of SOC
  • Recognized SVO
  • Yellow Ribbon

Highest Offering: Doctorate

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission



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