Above: The Milky Way is viewed from the Flat Tops Wilderness Area north of Glenwood Springs in western Colorado.

STATE magazine: a window on the CSU System and its role in our state

It’s one thing to be located in a community, another entirely to be part of it. To know its attributes, its successes, and its challenges. To be a dedicated partner in seeking solutions that position communities and their citizens for the future.

The Colorado State University System and its three campuses are just such partners for the state of Colorado. Our programs and our alumni are ingrained in communities across the state, joining every day with fellow citizens, policymakers, businesses, and organizations to spark innovation, hone ideas, and improve economic vibrancy and quality of life for the people of Colorado.

At the heart of our work is a profound mission: providing access to educational excellence and opportunities that arise from it.

Together, we make Colorado our home – and our state.