Founded in 1923, Adams State College began as a teachers’ college and evolved into a liberal arts college. Recently designated the Regional Education Provider for southern Colorado, the college offers 16 bachelor’s degree programs, with 28 minors and emphases. Available bachelor’s degree programs include Art, Business, Mass Communications, Computer Science, Nursing, Teacher Education, and Psychology. The college also offers master’s degree programs in Art; Business; Counselor Education; Graduate Teacher Education; History, Government & Philosophy; and Human Performance & Physical Education. Students can also choose from pre-professional programs and associate’s degree programs.
Adams State has received Program of Excellence awards in Business, Biology, Music, and Graduate Counseling by the state of Colorado and has been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s as one of the best regional universities in the West. This college is also designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is the Regional Education Provider (REP) for Southern Colorado.