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Adams State College


Adams State College
208 Edgemont Blvd.
Alamosa, CO 81102


Adams State College is a public Colorado school that is surrounded by mountains, including several peaks over 14,000 feet. Small class size, a diverse student population, high quality faculty, and access across disciplines provide a hands-on learning experience at Adams State College.

Alamosa, Colorado is the home to this Colorado school. Adams State College is located in the San Luis Valley, the largest alpine basin in North America. Surrounded by the beautiful Sangre de Cristo and San Juan mountain ranges, Adams State College is the perfect place to study, work, and live.

In addition to being Colorado's premier public small college, Adams State College has been named the Regional Education Provider for southern Colorado. Four Adams State College academic programs have Program of Excellence Awards from the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. These programs include business, biology, music, and graduate counselor education.

Since its cornerstone was laid in 1923, Adams State College grew from a teachers' college into a fine liberal arts Colorado college. Adams State College was recently designated the Regional Education Provider for southern Colorado. Today, students can earn a bachelor's degree in any of 16 majors, with 28 minors and emphases.

Quick Facts:

  • Small class size is of great importance at Adams State College, as 57 percent of all classes have 20 students or fewer.

  • The teacher-certification program at Adams State College was the first in Colorado to be recertified under new state accreditation requirements.

  • Adams State College offers the lowest tuition in Colorado among four-year colleges. In addition, a variety of financial aid and scholarship opportunities make this Colorado school a great value.

  • For every 18 students at Adams State College there is one full-time faculty professor.
  • This school profile has been compiled and updated by The CollegeBound Network. The school is not affiliated with The CollegeBound Network and shall not be considered a sponsor of this program.

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