Colorado State University–Pueblo
Colorado State University–Pueblo (CSU– Pueblo) is a regional comprehensive public institution of higher learning located in Pueblo, Colorado, United States. Along with Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, CSU-Pueblo is a member of the Colorado State University System.
In the beginning, Colorado State University–Pueblo was a three-room junior college on the third floor of the Pueblo County Courthouse. It had 63 students and two instructors. It then evolved to a regional comprehensive university offering 29 baccalaureate and six master degree programs, serving more than 5,000 students from all 50 states and 23 countries. The institution has graduated more than 35,000 students in the past 75 years, under five different names.
The first idea about starting a college in Pueblo sprouted when a bill was put before the state Senate to begin a four-year school in the city. Even though the bill was defeated by one vote, the idea for a college in Pueblo was revived through the efforts of a local school teacher at Centennial High School.
The school originally was planned to be named San Isabel Junior College. By the time the school had received incorporation it was changed to Southern Colorado Junior College.
The school's enrollment was steadily increasing by 1935. The need to find a permanent location for the college became imminent. Construction of the college's first building finally began in 1936.
The university has operated under five different names – Southern Colorado Junior College in 1933, Pueblo Junior College in 1937, Southern Colorado State College in 1961, University of Southern Colorado in 1975 and Colorado State University-Pueblo in 2003.
CSU–Pueblo is organized in four main schools:
1. College of Humanities and Social Sciences
2. College of Education, Engineering & Professional Studies
3. College of Science and Math
4. Hasan School of Business
CSU-Pueblo is a diverse university with a diverse community, emphasizing academic success. At this university students thrive in a supportive, intimate and collaborative environment. The faculty to student ratio is 1:18. That provides a focus on the learning experience. The average class size is 25 students, which offers unprecedented educational opportunities of hands- on experience.
CSU-Pueblo prepares its students for a complex world through its character-building culture. With 31 undergraduate degree programs and 9 graduate degree programs plus 1 MA in English, this University offers a breadth of opportunity. CSU Pueblo also offers a full complement of competitive pre-professional programs in each of the colleges. The academic advisors are there to guide the students' progress towards their degree.
Colorado State University-Pueblo's mission is to serve the students. They provide their students with a learning environment in which they can realize their academic dreams. Relevant professional coursework and superior instruction can be found at this leading college. The majority of our classes are taught by full-time faculty members so expert instruction and a quality education are assured.
The Center for International Programs was established to support and promote international education at the University. CIP provides an array of services to international students at CSU-Pueblo. They offer a J-1 visa to international students and scholars, which provides a greater extent of opportunities for accepting and enrolling international students.
High-achieving students are provided with enhanced learning opportunities to stimulate their engagement and development through The University Honors Program at CSU-Pueblo. Students enrolling in the Honors Program are provided with special opportunities for interaction with faculty in thought-provoking seminars and intensive guided research.
Through the Division of Continuing Education, the University makes available a broad array of credit and non-credit courses, seminars and workshops. Some programs are offered on campus and others at off-campus sites. This makes the programs more available and convenient to persons living outside of Pueblo and southern Colorado. To provide courses to part-time students is the primary aim of the Division.
They offer a major and minor degree program in Automotive Industry Management.
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— career training coursework for certificates and degrees in diesel maintenance.
— marine and boat engine technician training.
— classes in automotive technology and mechanic training.
— aviation mechanic maintenance programs.
— motorcycle repair training.
Vehicle body repair
— automotive collision refinishing and repair.
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