Feb 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

About Adams State

“Great Stories Begin Here” is not simply a slogan at Adams State University. Student success is the result of our caring campus culture. Highly qualified faculty focus on teaching and excellence within their disciplines. Individual attention is provided through our small class sizes and student-faculty ratio of 14:1. This is all part of The Adams Experience.

Founded in 1921 to serve the rural, south-central region of Colorado, Adams State remains crucial to the area’s educational opportunity, economic development, and cultural enrichment.

Adams State University is a state-supported university. We offer a wide variety of associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, teacher licensure programs, and pre-professional programs, in addition to master’s and doctoral degrees. Colorado’s first federally designated, four-year Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), Adams State is proud to have the most diverse student body of the state’s four-year institutions. Total minority enrollment exceeds 50 percent, with almost 40 percent of undergraduate students identifying as Hispanic. A third of our students are the first in their families to attend college.

With about one-third of the student body participating in athletics, the Adams State Grizzlies compete in the NCAA Division II and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC). Adams State also has a wide variety of student clubs and organizations, including the Adams State Adventure Program, which teaches skills to enjoy the great outdoors.

An intimate campus with tree-lined walkways, state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, supportive programs, and vibrant student life await students at Adams State University.