About Western State Colorado University

Learning, Elevated.

 Western State Colorado University offers a private college experience at an affordable cost, deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. We deliver a full, 4-year liberal arts curriculum with graduate programs on a gorgeous residential campus in Gunnison.  With our small class sizes, professors handcraft each student's education to fit their interests and prepare them for a best-fit career. And Western offers all of this at one of the best educational values in the state of Colorado.

Quick Facts

  • 2,700+ students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • 75+ undergraduate academic programs
  • 5 graduate programs
  • Gunnison's population: 6,261
  • 30 miles from Crested Butte Mountain Resort
  • 43 miles from Monarch Mountain Ski Area
  • 9 miles from Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado's largest body of water

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