Message from the President


"Great Stories Begin Here" is not simply a slogan at Adams State University. For our thousands of successful graduates, it's reality. They've experienced for themselves how a university education creates new possibilities.

A bachelor's degree is a basic requirement for most professional careers, and it results in at least $1 million more in lifetime earnings. But the true value of a higher education is in the empowerment it brings. The knowledge, growth, choices, and relationships you'll develop at Adams State will permit you to author your own "Great Story."

Adams State was founded to bring higher education opportunities to rural Colorado. Our top priority is helping students achieve success. The environment at Adams State is particularly ideal for first-generation and minority students.

- Teaching comes first. Adams State's great professors truly care about their students; our average class size is 18.

- Adams State quality is affordable. We have the most affordable four-year resident tuition in Colorado. Our Admissions and Financial Aid offices aim to give students the maximum aid possible.

- Adams State is more than a university - it's a community. Our faculty, staff, and the surrounding community all support our students.

Attending college is a crucial turning point in life. You can begin your own Great Story - at Adams State.

Thank you for considering Adams State University, and welcome!

David Svaldi
President