Adams State Information


Adams State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools:
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

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Individual programs are accredited through the National Association of Schools of Music, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Adams State University is an institutional member of the American Council on Education, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) the National Association of Schools of Music, and the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

The university is approved by the American Association of University Women.

Location: Alamosa, Colorado (population approximately 10,000) Situated in the San Luis Valley 220 miles south of Denver on U.S. Highways 160 and 285

Type: State-supported, coeducational, comprehensive college

Enrollment: Approximately 2,500 on campus; more than 10,000 in Extended Studies

Housing: College-owned and operated residence halls available to all students.

Academic Year: 2 semesters and 3 summer sessions


Library: Collections total 150,000 books, 34,651 bound periodicals, 488,675 federal and state government publications, 428,500 ERIC microfiche for teacher education, 4,664 audio-visual items, 1,005 subscriptions, and 689,109 microforms. Full member of national OCLC and Colorado MARMOT computer information networks.

Placement: Services of career planning and placement office available to students and alumni

Athletics: Intercollegiate: NCAA Div. II, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference;Outdoor Program offers skiing, mountaineering, rafting, and other activities; intramurals offered.