CU campuses set new enrollment record

University welcomes 66,728 students this fall, according to preliminary figures
By Staff

Some 66,728 students enrolled at the four University of Colorado campuses for fall 2018, the preliminary figures indicating a new record across the CU system.

Enrollment figures climbed above last fall’s totals – collectively and individually – at the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Colorado Denver, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

The system-wide increase of 1,353 students represents a 2 percent rise over a year ago.

The preliminary estimates were presented Friday to the CU Board of Regents during its meeting at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Final figures are due to the state in October.

The preliminary estimates by campus are:


  • University of Colorado Boulder: CU Boulder’s total enrollment of 34,595 is a new record, up 4.1 percent over fall 2017. The total includes a new freshmen class of 6,721, up 2.3 percent over a year ago. Undergraduate transfer students have increased 14 percent over fall 2017. Click here for more on CU Boulder enrollment.


  • University of Colorado Denver: At 15,232, CU Denver enrollment is at a new record high, up 1.5 percent over last year. It’s the sixth consecutive year for a record-size freshmen class: The 1,716 new freshmen total is up 15.9 percent over fall 2017.


  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs: Some 12,574 students are enrolled at UCCS this fall, up 1.2 percent over a year ago. New freshmen total 2,027, up just slightly over fall 2017. About 19 percent of students have a military affiliation. Click here for more on UCCS enrollment.


  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus: Total enrollment at CU Anschutz climbed 1.5 percent to 4,327; Colorado residents account for 80 percent of that figure. Graduate and professional programs, which are capped by accrediting organizations, experienced moderate growth.