Embrace the Beauty of Colorado in Your Educational Journey

Two students hiking in the mountains

Did you know that Denver received its nickname as the Mile High City because it sits exactly one mile above sea level?

In addition to a thriving and diverse job market, Denver, the capital of the Centennial State, boasts colorful landscapes and a wide variety of entertainment and outdoor activities. Ranked second on the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Places in Live in America in 2017, the Denver area is one of the fastest growing metropolitan regions in the nation and has much to offer Regis students:

  • 300 days of sunshine – more than San Diego or Miami Beach
  • Less than two hours away from ski country – 26 ski areas and resorts and a mountainous area six times the size of Switzerland
  • The largest city park system in the country – 205 parks
  • Average yearly temperature of 60 degrees
  • More than 200 mountain peaks visible from the metro area – including 32 fourteeners (mountains over 14,000 feet in elevation)
  • Second largest performing arts complex in the nation, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts – hosting more than 10 Broadway productions each season
  • Home to the nearby Colorado Trail – 500-mile trail crossing eight mountain ranges, seven national forests, six wilderness areas and five river systems
  • Host to the world’s largest rodeo – the National Western Stock Show
  • Seven professional sports teams – including the Broncos, Nuggets and Rockies
  • Second highest number of college graduates per capita in the nation
  • Low unemployment rates – 2.2 percent, less than half the national average
  • Inspiration for the song “American the Beautiful” – written by Katherine Lee Bates after a visit to nearby Pikes Peak