Become a student at University of the Rockies from anywhere in the U.S. by enrolling in an online degree program, or pursue a graduate degree at our Denver Campus.

University of the Rockies specializes in providing graduate education in the social and behavioral sciences, with special emphasis in practical and business applications.

All of our faculty members hold doctoral degrees and bring both theoretical understanding and practical, real-world understanding to the classroom.

Each student receives the full support of the faculty and staff. You can count on your community to recognize and encourage your efforts all the way through graduation day and beyond, with a wealth of networking opportunities and mentoring.


The University's core values are Integrity, Service, Excellence, and Diversity. Administrators, staff, faculty members, Board Members, and students must strive to embody these Core Values in all their activities and dealings with individuals both inside and outside the Rockies community.

Integrity means University of the Rockies will model, both in attitude and in behavior, a strong sense of "doing the right thing for the right reason."

Service means University of the Rockies will work to meet the learning demands of the individual student through quality programs and a supportive learning environment.

Excellence means University of the Rockies will deliver its programs in such a manner as to ensure academic rigor and relevance.

Diversity means University of the Rockies encourages students of all cultures and experiences to seek higher learning opportunities and learn from one another.


University of the Rockies is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, which includes 19 states. HLC is a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). To learn more contact:

The Higher Learning Commission

Additionally, University of the Rockies enjoys:

  • Category I status as a degree-granting institution by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE)
  • Associate membership of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology
  • Approval by the Department of Education to offer Title IV student loans
  • Approval to train veterans and their eligible dependents, as well as Chapter 31 Veterans

A copy of the documentation describing the University’s accreditation will be made available to any enrolled or prospective student upon request. Please contact the University Provost at Provost@rockies.edu.

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