Crested Butte News spotlights growth at Western

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Crested Butte News spotlights growth at Western

Taylor Cull
Photo by Jan 7, 2019

The growth and buzz on the campus of Western Colorado University recently caught the attention of the weekly newspaper on the north end of the Gunnison Valley.

In “Western one of fastest growing small universities in the state," reporter Katherine Nettles highlighted the fall 2018 freshman class—Western’s largest in a decade—in the Jan. 2 edition of the Crested Butte News. Nettles also illustrated how in the past five years Western has seen “the highest percentage increase in the state of full-time enrollment outside of the CU system.”

Also featured in the report:

  • New partnership program with the University of Colorado Boulder at the new Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science & Engineering
  • New Outdoor Industry MBA program
  • New School of Environment & Sustainability
  • New Master of Science in Ecology program
  • Improvement plans for the Ohio Avenue corridor between campus and downtown

For the full story, including comments from Western President Greg Salsbury, visit