Frequently Asked Questions

What is the history of University of the Rockies?

Where is the University located?
What academic programs does the University offer?
Can I visit and tour University of the Rockies campus?
Is University of the Rockies an accredited school?
Is it true that I can get a degree for free?
Do I qualify for Financial Aid?
What if I need to fax something to University of the Rockies, but I do not have a fax machine?
What if I want to talk to a real human being and get more information?

What is the history of University of the Rockies?

University of the Rockies was founded as the Colorado School of Professional Psychology (COSPP) in Colorado Springs in 1998 to provide a professional graduate education in psychology to individuals seeking licensure as psychologists or practice in other arenas of the profession.

When COSPP was purchased by Bridgepoint Education in 2007, the name was changed to University of the Rockies. Today, University of the Rockies offers 13 degree programs through three schools, the School of Professional Psychology, the School of Organizational Leadership, and the School of Social, Human, and Educational Development. Most degree programs are offered online as well as at the Denver campus.

In 2015, the Higher Learning Commission granted approval for University of the Rockies to move the campus to Denver, CO, where it is currently located.

For more information, visit the History page.

Where is the University located?

University of the Rockies' campus is located at 1201 16th St, Suite 200, in the heart of downtown Denver. With easy access to museums, restaurants and natural attractions, the campus is ideally located. Forbes.com named Denver as one of the top five cities for business and careers (2012). 

For more information about the Denver area, visit our Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The University also operates an instructional site in Denver. Our Denver Instructional Site is located in the heart of downtown Denver, with easy access to museums, restaurants, and natural attractions. Forbes.com named Denver as one of the top five cities for business and careers (2012).

What academic programs does the University offer?

For a complete list of degree programs at University of the Rockies, please visit our Degrees page.

Can I visit and tour University of the Rockies' campus?

You may certainly visit University of the Rockies! We are located at 1201 16th St, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80202. We are in the heart of downtown Denver in the Tabor Center. To schedule a tour, call 855.531.4705.

Is University of the Rockies an accredited school?

Yes, University of the Rockies is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org).

Is it true that I can get a degree for free?

Not at all. There is no such thing as a university education that is free of charge. Many students choose to apply for student loans, which have to be re-paid. The idea that you can go to college for free is a persistent misconception. Some students receive small grants and scholarships, but these are relatively rare and almost never cover the full cost of tuition.

Do I qualify for financial aid?

If eligible, you may qualify for some of the various financial aid options offered, which may include the Federal Direct Loan or the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. Please visit the Financial Aid Office and work with a Financial Services Advisor to determine whether you can benefit from financial aid.

What if I need to fax something to University of the Rockies, but I don't have a fax machine?

The vendors below typically offer faxing services on site. Please visit their websites to find a location near you.

FedEx Office
Postal Annex

In addition, many websites offer e-faxing, including:

faxZERO
eFax
myfax

Please note that University of the Rockies is not affiliated with these companies or sites, and they are offered as suggestions only.

What if I want to talk to a real human being and get more information?

No problem! If you're interested in attending classes at the Denver Instructional Site, call 855.531.4705.

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