Higher Education

As a business location, Metro Denver's higher education system is one of the area's greatest assets.

 

Energetic Minds

It’s no secret that Metro Denver attracts talent. More than 41% of our residents have a bachelor’s degree or better. While Metro Denver attracts workers from all over the world, it’s also growing its own energetic minds. A robust educational system—from preschool to post-doctorate—prepares a workforce that’s well matched to the evolving needs of today’s workplace.
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Employment Stats

Behind every successful company is its workforce. And in Metro Denver, you'll find just the highly educated, productive, and active workforce to drive your company's growth.
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Higher Education

Building and developing Energetic Minds. As a business location, Metro Denver's higher education system is one of the area's greatest assets. The numbers say it all -- of Metro Denver's adult population.
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Smart people who love to live here. Now that's a sustainable workforce.

 

Building and developing Energetic Minds.

As a business location, Metro Denver's higher education system is one of the area's greatest assets. The numbers say it all -- of Metro Denver's adult population:

  • 47.8 percent are college graduates.
  • 92.3 percent are high school graduates.
  • And Colorado has the nation's second-most highly educated workforce, with 42.7 percent having a bachelors degree or higher.

The Metro Denver region provides a wide range of higher education resources:

  • Eleven, four-year public and private colleges and universities
  • 285,143 total enrollments in Colorado
  • World-class research institutions
  • Graduate and professional schools
  • Broad spectrum of undergraduate programs
  • Six, two-year public community colleges, 300+ private occupational and technical schools

Many of Metro Denver's colleges and universities offer non-traditional or adult education programs including evening and weekend options. Distance learning programs are available for those seeking degrees or certifications.

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