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It is never too early to invest your time into outlining your future educational goals. Proper education planning may help in achieving those goals by making one of the biggest decisions in your educationŚwhat school to attend.
There are many options right here in Colorado. For those looking to head north in the state, Colorado State University-Fort Collins may be for you. The school has been recognized for its outstanding Veterinary Medicine program, which has been ranked 2nd in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Check out CSU at www.colostate.edu and learn how you can become a Ram.
Want to head north of Denver, but still feel like living in a close-knit community? The University of Northern Colorado located in Greeley, has a diverse student body and has been a stepping-stone for freshmen who are the first in their family to attend college. If you want to know more about what UNC has to offer, visit www.unco.edu.
Do you want to attend a school where you can obtain a high level education at a public school cost? The University of Colorado at Boulder is world renowned for its research and its award winning faculty, many of which are Nobel Laureates. Students interested in science or environmental studies will undoubtedly find what they are looking for when they enroll as a Buff. Visit www.colorado.edu for more information.
Nestled in the San Luis Valley is Adams State College (ASC) in Alamosa, Colo. The school, which has Hispanic Serving Institute statusŚthe first four-year institution in the stateŚ, offers students a variety of educational opportunities. Multiple scholarships are available to Latino students including the Olibama Lopez-Tushar Scholarship. Students enrolled in the business school have the opportunity to earn a B.A. or B.S. in business administration and can further their education by obtaining an MBA there, too. Want to go into the nursing field? ASC offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. The school recently announced that enrollment in its BSN program was at 25 percent. Visit www.adams.edu for more information.
Located in Golden, Colorado School of Mines has been the launching pad for many of tomorrowĺs future engineers. The research institution with competitive admission has been ranked by Forbes Magazine in the top ten ôBest Colleges for Women and Minorities in STEMö (science, technology, engineering and math) in 2010. To see what opportunities it has to offer check out www.mines.edu.
Are you interested in entering a vocational school instead? Emily Griffith Technical College located in Denver offers a variety of certificates and many trade apprenticeships. The school will celebrate its 95th anniversary on Friday, Sept 9. Visit www.egos-school.com.
Regis University offers the Dual Language Program, which can be a great option for those seeking an education in dual language immersion (English and Spanish). Those enrolled in the program will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of bachelorĺs degrees as well as masterĺs degrees. This week, Regis University will celebrate with a ribbon cutting event at the Dual Language Campus in Thornton. Visit cps.regis.edu/campus-thornton.php.
The Community College of Denver is a unique school situated in the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver. CCD offers students an affordable option with many certificate and degree programs to choose from. With a large population of Latino student enrollment, it has been recognized as the only HSI in Denver, something itĺs proud of.
ôA college with a diverse student population, CCD is focused on student success by providing the support necessary to help ensure academic achievement. CCD offers over 70 degree or certificate programs designed for students to continue their education at a four year school or receive training that prepares them for the job market,ö said Margo Aldrich, director, Community Development for Community College of Denver. For more information about CCD, visit www.ccd.edu.
Metropolitan State College of Denver has been a leader in helping Latinos reach their academic goals. One of the schoolĺs most recognizable programs is the Criminal Justice and Criminology program. For those looking to enter the criminal justice system or related field, this program may be just what you are looking for. Are you more interested in reaching the skies? The Aviation and Aerospace Science program is not only one of the largest in the country, but also one of the most respected awarded the Loening Trophy in May. Visit www.mscd.edu.
The University of Denver offers students an unmatchable experience within its top notch academic programs, athletic departments and its beautiful campus setting in Denver. DU, however, is also notable for its law school and business school, in particular. The Sturm College of Law and the Daniels College of Business may meet your interests. Visit www.du.edu.