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The Auraria Campus is also home to two four-year universities — Metropolitan State University of Denver and the University of Colorado Denver. CCD students access a university-caliber library, enjoy an award-winning student union, participate in extracurricular activities, and much more. They can start at CCD and transfer to complete up to a Ph.D., all on the same campus.
Originally inhabited by the indigenous peoples, it became the site of the frontier town of Auraria (named for the Aurum (Au) gold found there) in 1858. The 150-acre campus is situated at the confluence of the Platte River and Cherry Creek and downtown Denver.
We are one of the most diverse colleges in Colorado and we are a Hispanic-Serving Institution. More than 30 percent of our student population is Latinx. More than 50 percent self-identify as underrepresented. Our international students represent more than 40 nations. And more than 60 percent are the first person in their family to attend college.
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, CCD students graduate from cutting-edge programs ready to take the next step in their lives, whether it’s to transfer to a four-year institution or begin a new career.