Adams State College

Alamosa, CO

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Adams State College Student Essentials

Adams State College Student Essentials
Region: Rockies
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Grizzlies
Nickname: ASC
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $6,448
Out-of-State Tuition: $17,416
Retention Rate: 59%
Enrollment: 4,210
Year Established: 1921

About Adams State College

As one of the state’s most innovative liberal arts colleges, Adams State College (ASC) Colorado in Alamosa offers students a unique academic experience in an exciting atmosphere.

The school is a four-year institution for higher learning and has undergraduate and graduate degrees in a multitude of fields: History, Government and Philosophy, Human Performance and Physical Education, Mass Communications, Teacher Education, and more.

ASC Colorado has a long list of helpful features for students, including:

*Academic and social clubs and events
*Activity center
*Adventure programs (ice and rock climbing, mountain biking, SCUBA diving, etc.)
*Campus ministry
*Financial aid for qualifying applicants
*Job placement services
*Leadership opportunities
*Smaller class sizes
*Student services such as advising and tutoring
*Study abroad programs for academic credit

The school has an online application process for admissions. And, it provides flexibility and options to students by giving them a choice of on-campus or distance (online) learning.

Students can gain a host of experiences from school life at Adams State College in scenic Alamosa. Potential applicants who want a smaller, diverse institution in southern Colorado, with much to offer in the way of academics and recreational activities, should take a look.

Adams State College Map & Location

Adams State College
208 Edgemont Blvd
Alamosa, CO 81101

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Getting Around Adams State College


Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.



Full-Time Undergrad Students 3,058
Freshman Class 980
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 4,210

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 31%
  • African American: 6%
  • Caucasian: 51%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 2%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 9%
Latino 31%
African American 6%
Caucasian 51%
American Indian or Alaska native 2%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 9%

Undergraduate 73%
Graduate 27%
Full-Time 49%
Part-Time 51%
Women 46%
Men 54%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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