CU's Rankings and Strengths
The Executive MBA Program is a multi-campus program offered jointly by CU's three graduate schools of business: Colorado Springs, Denver, and the Leeds School of Business in Boulder. Each campus's Graduate School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.
- CU's AACSB accreditation places it in the top 20 percent of MBA programs nationwide.
- U.S. News & World Report in its 2012 edition of Best Graduate Schools (U.S. News Media Group), ranked the CU Boulder Leeds School of Business #36 in the nation for part-time MBA Schools, and the Leeds School of Business ranked #69 overall in the nation. In the 2012 edition, the University of Colorado Denver business school ranked 93 in the nation for its part-time MBA program.
- The Leeds School of Business MBA entrepreneurship program was ranked in the top 20 in 2007–08 by The Aspen Institute and Entrepreneur magazine's Beyond Grey Pinstripes issue.
- U.S. News & World Report ranked CU-Boulder 35th among the nation's top 50 public national universities offering doctoral programs out of a total of 162 in its 2008 America's Best Colleges issue. The rankings were based on factors such as academic reputation, student retention, faculty resources, alumni giving, graduation rate and admissions selectivity.
- The Leeds School of Business Deming Center for Entrepreneurship was ranked 16th overall among public universities offering doctoral programs by U.S. News & World Report in 2008. For the last decade, the entrepreneurship center has been consistently ranked for the excellence of its programs and outreach.
- CU-Boulder was ranked number one in doctoral entrepreneurship education by the International Council for Small Business.
- The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) distance MBA program ranked in the top 25 for online graduate business programs in the country (U.S. News & World Report online).
- UCCS is one of the top public universities in the Western United States, according to the editors of U.S. News & World Report.
- In the 2007 America’s Best Colleges edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked UCCS 7th among top public western universities offering mostly master’s and bachelor’s degrees.
- In both the 2006 and 2007 editions, UCCS ranked in the top tier of all public and private masters universities in the West. Masters universities provide a full range of undergraduate and masters degree programs.
- In rankings released in early 2007 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on federal and non-federal research expenditures, the University of Colorado and its three-university system maintained its position in the top 10 percent of universities in the United States. The University of Colorado has maintained its top 10 ranking for more than five years. The university system is ranked 14th for total federal and non-federally funded research and development expenditures. Among public universities, CU is ranked 6th in federally financed research expenditures.
- Recognized as the leading university in the Rocky Mountain region.
- Approximately 46,000 students on four campuses.
- CU is one of only 34 public universities invited to join the prestigious Association of American Universities.