As one of the nation’s top-ranked Tier 1 research institutions, CU Boulder offers forward-thinking graduate programs that produce groundbreaking research, economic opportunity and a positive impact.

Notable Facts & Figures

  • 5 Nobel laureates
  • 10 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ fellows
  • The Graduate School at CU Boulder awards $3.75 million annually to graduate students through university-funded fellowships and grants.
  • Top 15 public university for entrepreneurship (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)
  • 850+ visiting international scholars
  • 4,200+ academic and research faculty
  • 5,700+ graduate students from 100+ countries
  • Top 30 in the world in education (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2018)
  • ​CU Boulder ranks in the top 10 universities for sustainability.
  • 90 research centers
  • 12 research institutes
  • $511 million in research funding
  • Tier 1 research university
  • One of only 34 public research universities in the Association of American Universities
  • 30+ faculty and alumni with Grammy nominations
  • CU boasts 19 alumni astraonauts from the Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Anschutz campuses, and one teaching astronaut at CU Boulder.
  • 79 Fulbright fellows since 2006
  • 21 Rhodes scholars
  • 9 Truman Scholarships
  • 27 Goldwater Scholarships
  • 7 Udall Scholarships

Note: Information is current as of February 12, 2021.