The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is a campus of the University of Colorado system, the state university system of Colorado
As of Fall 2014, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has 11,000 undergraduate and 1,700 graduate students, with 26% ethnic minority students.
In 2006, the U.S. News & World Report college and university rankings put the UCCS College of Engineering and Applied Science as ranking the fourth-best among public universities and the 16th best overall among bachelor and master’s degree engineering schools. U.S. News ranked UCCS as the 32nd in regional universities in the West for the 2011 rankings. For public universities in the Master’s Universities-West category it was ranked 6th. It has been ranked in the top ten on that list each year since 2002. For the 2015 rankings released by U.S. News, UCCS was tied 51st overall in the west for all private and public schools. Among public, private and for-profit universities, the UCCS undergraduate engineering program ranked 14th in the nation.
UCCS competes in NCAA Division II in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC), fielding teams in men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, men’s indoor track and field, women’s indoor track and field, men’s outdoor track and field, women’s outdoor track and field, men’s golf, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, and women’s softball.
Since its inception in 1965, UCCS has celebrated 50 years of an undefeated football team making them the only school in RMAC history to do so for the entirety of their existence.
The school mascot is the mountain lion, Clyde, with official colors of gold and black, the same de facto school colors of CU-Boulder (actual colors gold and silver).