Colorado State University-Pueblo is a public institution in south east Colorado. Part of the Colorado State University network, CSU-Pueblo lies just north of Pueblo city centre and the Arkansas River. Ethnically diverse for the region, Pueblo is one of the sunniest cities in the US.
CSU-Pueblo has grown from its beginnings as a tiny junior college in 1933 to a chartered university that offers more than 30 course combinations at undergraduate and master’s level.
It has been able to award four-year degrees since 1963, and master’s qualifications from 1972, when the first batch of students started a Master of Arts in Teaching. It was subsequently called Southern Colorado State College, then known as the University of Southern Colorado from 1975 to 2002, when it was given its current name.
Its specialisms include nursing, education, social work and business, while it also offers engineering programmes.
It is 115 miles south of Denver and 175 miles from CSU-Fort Collins. Denver, the state capital, has experienced remarkable growth in recent years and is popular for its lively arts scene, mild climate and striking views. A key sport city, it is home to teams in the top divisions of each of the major US sports: basketball’s Denver Nuggets, baseball’s Colorado Rockies, American football’s Denver Broncos and ice hockey’s Colorado Avalanche.