Surrounded by stunning mountains - including several peaks over 14,000 feet - Adams State College is located in Alamosa, Colorado. This is the heart of the San Luis Valley, an area far from most big-city distractions and problems. Adams State College is a big fish in the small pool of Alamosa. Small class size, a diverse student population, high quality faculty and access across disciplines provides an excellent hands-on learning experience. Students discover their strengths in a supportive and friendly environment.

In addition to being Colorado's premier public small college, Adams State College has been named the Regional Education Provider for southern Colorado. Four Adams State College academic programs have Program of Excellence Awards from the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

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Since its cornerstone was first laid in 1925, Adams State College grew from a teachers' college into the fine liberal arts college we know today. These days, it's not just about teaching and teaching credentials: students can earn a bachelor's degree in any of 16 majors, with 28 minors and emphases.

The close-knit campus and friendly community create a supportive environment that fosters success. Adams State College is a perfect fit for anyone who loves snowboarding, rock climbing, mountain biking, wildlife watching -- or the idea that professors should actually know them by their given names.

   Fast Facts:
  • 57% of all classes have 20 students or fewer.
  • One full-time teaching professor for every 18 students.
  • Experienced professors teach all classes.
  • Academic advising is provided by full-time professors.