About Western State Colorado University (WSCU)
Western State Colorado University (WSCU) was the first public liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River. Founded in 1901 as The Colorado State Normal School for children. After 12 years later, the college became Western State College of Colorado in 2012.
WSCU features 2,300 students from all 50 states and more than 30% of WSCU students are from outside of Colorado. There are approximately 96% of WSCU's classes are taught by full-time faculty and more than 90% of WSCU's faculty hold the highest degrees in their field.
Western State Colorado University was ranked on "Forbes" magazine as America's Best Colleges list in 2010. The rankings on the following criteria: student satisfaction with their college experience; career success; four-year debt load and overall student loan default rate; and the likelihood of graduation from college within four years.