Colleges and Universities

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway

Phone: 255-8227


Year Established: 1965

Number of Employees: 1,550 in the fall

What makes UCCS stand out from the others?

“UCCS offers nationally recognized degree programs in one of the most unique campus settings you’ll find anywhere in the country. As one of the fastest-growing universities in the state, UCCS has invested more than $200 million in new buildings, student housing and programs in the past 10 years and has plans for an equal investment by 2020. The next few years will see the opening of a new Visual and Performing Arts Center, as well as the Sports Medicine and Performance Center, specializing in research and services for sports medicine, human performance clinics and counseling services.” — Greg Hoye, director of university-wide marketing

Second:Pikes Peak Community College

Third: Colorado College

Private Schools

The Colorado Springs School

21 Broadmoor Ave.

Phone: 475-9747

Year Established: 1962

Number of Employees: 57

What sets Colorado Springs School apart from its competition?

“CSS is a community of dynamic learners and motivated students who excel both in and out of the classroom as mentoring relationships with faculty guide each student to harness their most authentic gifts. Every student is known, loved and celebrated. Our mission: Through superior academics and mentoring, The Colorado Springs School prepares ages 3 [through] grade 12 students to think independently and to meet the needs of a dynamic world with leadership, ingenuity, problem-solving skills and personal integrity.” — Jessica James, CSS director of communications and advancement

Second:St. Mary’s High School

Third: Fountain Valley School