The University of Colorado system is a system of public universities in Colorado consisting of three universities in four campuses: University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and University of Colorado Denver in downtown Denver and at the Anschutz Medical Campus in neighboring Aurora. It is governed by an elected, nine-member Board of Regents of the University of Colorado.
The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder, UCB officially; Colorado and CU colloquially) is the flagship university of the University of Colorado System in Boulder, Colorado. Founded in 1876, the comprehensive research university has more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers more than 2,500 courses in more than 150 areas of study through its nine colleges and schools.
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) is the fastest growing of the three campuses with an undergraduate and graduate student population of about 8,500 students. It offers 34 bachelor's, 19 master's, and five doctoral degree programs through its six colleges
The University of Colorado Denver (UC Denver, UCD; formerly University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center) is the largest research university in Colorado, attracting more than $375 million in research annually, and granting more graduate degrees than any other institution in Colorado. UC Denver has two locations - one in downtown Denver, and the other at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The two campuses combined enroll more than 28,000 students and offer more than 100 study programs in 12 schools and colleges.