Denver Partner Hosts

Metropolitan State University of Denver


For more than 50 years, Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) has been a pacesetter for transforming lives, the community and higher education. The University is deeply committed to creating a campus environment that not only mirrors the demographics of the state, but also celebrates it. Home to 19,800 undergraduates (fall 2016), MSU Denver offers 67 bachelor degree choices, 240 program options and five master’s degrees. Located in the heart of urban Denver, we’re the leader in diverse enrollment among Colorado’s four-year universities, with 39.5 percent (7,812) students of colorgiving students the chance to develop multicultural awareness, which is critical to thriving in today’s workplace. Strategic public-private partnerships are a cornerstone to our success.  These partnerships include a teaching laboratory in a commercial hotel, SpringHill Suites by Marriottthe only one of its kind in Coloradoand  an advanced manufacturing sciences institute that offers students unique opportunities, all the while serving the workforce needs of Colorado. Explore MSU Denver.


"We're thrilled that the next annual CUMU conference will be in Denver, home to several urban universities committed to enhancing our communities and changing the economic conditions of their students and families."
- President Stephen Jordan


University of Denver


The University of Denver’s faculty, students and staff are helping shape the Denver metro area and the Rocky Mountain West. As an anchor institution in one of the fastest-growing urban landscapes in America, the university draws hard-working, energetic individuals who are resilient, innovative and eager to make a difference. Through interdisciplinary problem-based research and deep engagement with community partners, DU helps solve some of the region’s most pressing problems—including water quality, land use, hunger, homelessness, affordable housing, transportation, aging and sustainability. As part of the university’s mission to serve the public good, faculty, students and alumni are helping redefine professions such as business, law, finance, policy, social work, health care and education. And the university’s economic impact on the region is nearly $1 billion per year. Explore University of Denver.


"At the University of Denver, our commitment to the public good means contributing our intellectual and professional capital to improve our local, regional, national and international communities. We believe that hosting CUMU will have lasting impact as we—and all CUMU members—strive to match our strengths to the challenges of the urban and metropolitan areas we serve.
- Chancellor Rebecca Chopp


University of Colorado Denver


As Colorado’s public urban research university, CU Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research and creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. We offer more than 100 high-quality degree programs from the bachelor’s through the doctoral level. Of our 14,800 students, nearly a third are pursuing graduate studies. We are the most ethnically diverse research university in Colorado, reflecting and shaping our urban setting; in Fall 2016, 42% of our undergraduates were students of color and nearly a third were the first generation in their families to attend college. Through community partnerships, we generate innovative solutions to societal challenges and prepare the engaged citizens of tomorrow. Our graduates gain the powerful combination of immersive classroom and real-world experiences that are in demand today, while the city benefits from well-educated, top talent and a new generation of knowledge that fuels the future of Denver and our region. We are CU in the city. Explore CU Denver.


"Welcome to the Mile High City. As Colorado’s urban public research university, we are delighted to be a partner host of the annual Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Conference. We look forward to discussing the issues and values critical to urban institutions that unite us all."

- Chancellor Dorothy Horrell

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