Students flock to UCCS

Colorado Springs Independent | By Pam Zubeck
Sept. 3, 2014

Students flock to UCCS

One of the heaviest concentrations of area construction activity over the last decade or so has been taking place at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Now, all that building is apparently paying off.

UCCS last week reported record enrollment this fall semester with 11,199 students, a 5.7 percent bump from last year’s September enrollment, which itself was a record. The university says in a news release that enrollment has grown by 47 percent, or 3,500 students, since 2005.

The school, which offers 37 bachelor’s degrees, 19 master’s degrees and five doctoral degrees, also notes the fall semester is seeing the largest freshman class in UCCS history, with 1,759 enrolled. The numbers will be finalized following the university’s Sept. 11 census. — PZ