Adams State College

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Originally founded in 1921 as a teacher’s college, Adams state College (ASU) is a small public liberal arts college with approximately 3,500 students that is located in Alamosa, Colorado in the San Luis valley. ASU is a member of the Rock Mountain Athletic Conference and the school’s mascot it the Grizzly Bear.

As a liberal arts college, Adams State offers a variety programs including both bachelors and masters degrees. In 2012, the Governor of Colorad, John Hickenlooper officially changed the name of the school from Adams State College to Adams State University, although most people still refer to the institution as Adams State College.

General Information

Admission Office

208 Edgemont Boulevard

Alamosa, CO 81102

(719) 587-7712

(800) 824-6494

Fax: (719) 587-7522

[email protected]

Contact: Eric Carpio

Director for Admissions
Main Address

208 Edgemont Boulevard

Alamosa, CO 81102
(719) 587-7011

Total undergrads: 2,139

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 486

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,110

Graduate enrollment: 722


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 56%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 53%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A,B
Ceramics B
Drama/Theater Arts A,B
Drawing B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Metal/Jewelry Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Theory/Composition B
Painting B
Photography B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bacteriology B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General A,B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Small Business Administration B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education A
Education – General B
Elementary Education A,B
English Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Speech Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health Services – General B
Health System Administration B
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prenursing B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources Management/Policy B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences

Chemical Physics B
Chemistry B
Geology A,B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Criminology B
Economics B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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