Located in Colorado Springs and established in 1874, Colorado College is a four-year liberal arts college that has been educating students since two years before Colorado even became a state. In 1871, General William Jackson Palmer laid out the land for Colorado Springs and contributed land and money to fund a college. Since its establishment, the school has been completely rebuilt and modernized. Though the physical appearance is completely different from when it opened, the beautiful view of the Rocky Mountains and the liberal arts spirit remain the same.
The college offers an unusual learning model called block study. Students take one course at a time in three to four week blocks. The classes are small and intense and the courses of study range from standard to unique. The college offers such a wide range of programs from which students may earn bachelor’s degrees, associate’s degrees or certificates. There is also a study abroad program that allows students the opportunity to live in and study different cultures while earning a degree.
Located on the front range of the majestic Rocky Mountains, the opportunity for outdoor activities such as skiing, horseback riding, hiking and camping abound. The city of Colorado Springs offers wonderful restaurants, night clubs and cultural centers and the spirit of the West is alive and well throughout the city.