About Adams State University
"Great Stories Begin Here" is not simply a slogan at Adams State University. Student success is the result of our caring campus culture.
Our highly qualified faculty focus on teaching and excellence within their disciplines.
Transformation & Growth
Adams State has entered a new era of growth, recording an all-time high enrollment of 3,701.
The campus has been transformed, with $65 million worth of improvements nearly complete.
An intimate campus with tree-lined walkways, state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, supportive programs, and vibrant student life await Adams State students.
Founded in 1921 as a teachers' college, Adams State is a university
offering undergraduate majors, minors and emphases. ASU also offers
master's degree programs and a doctoral program –
most offered online. New academic programs are developed to address
As the Regional Education Provider for southern Colorado, Adams State is crucial to enhancing the area's educational opportunity, economic development, and cultural enrichment. Adams State emphasizes its historic commitment to under-served populations, including underrepresented minorities, first-generation, and low-income students.
Adams State was Colorado's first higher education institution to be federally designated a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Since 2000, the university has been awarded a total of $14.1 million in Title V grants designed to strengthen HSIs. Two five-year grants totaling $6.1 million are currently underway.
Here's what our Students say
The Adams State Theatre Program exposed me to all sides of theatre including stage management, acting, directing, working in the costume shop, and set design.
My experience working in the Writing Studio and my directing experience have an amazing cross over - I see how people grow as writers and as actors.
The Writing Studio is a creative outlet. I take someone else’s work, either helping in the Writing Studio or directing a play, and tweak it and present it back out in the world, without changing the integrity.
I help plant ideas in the students’ heads to make their work better, in theatre and in writing.
Adams State is distinguished by caring professors, small classes, and a diverse, yet close-knit community. This environment fosters student engagement, and individual attention helps students achieve their best.