Western State Colorado University, also known as Western, is a four-year public liberal arts college located in Gunnison, Colorado
Approximately 2,200 undergraduate and 200 graduate students attend Western State Colorado University, with one-fourth coming from out of state. Of the 22 undergraduate majors, the most popular are business administration, biology, exercise and sport science, recreation and outdoor leadership, and psychology. Western also offers undergraduate programs in petroleum geology and professional land and resource management, both funded by donations through the Western State Colorado University Foundation. The college has one of the oldest collegiate radio stations in the state with 91.1 KWSB, which has been on the air since 1968.
The Western State Colorado University Mountaineers compete in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) at the NCAA Division II level. Mountaineer teams compete in 13 sports: cross country skiing, football, volleyball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, women’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, wrestling, men’s indoor track and field, women’s indoor track and field, women’s swimming and diving, men’s outdoor track and field, and women’s outdoor track and field. Facilities include Mountaineer Bowl (elevation 7,769 feet (2,368 m)) and Paul Wright Gym (elevation 7,723 feet (2,354 m)), which are both the highest collegiate facilities in the world.