The University of Northern Colorado (UNC or Northern Colorado) is a coeducational public institution of higher education in Greeley, Colorado
University of Northern Colorado has satellite centers in Loveland, Colorado Springs and the Lowry neighborhood of Denver. It is the fifth-largest university in the state by total enrollment, behind the University of Colorado – Boulder, Colorado State University, Metropolitan State University, and the University of Colorado – Denver.
Established in 1889 as the State Normal School of Colorado, the university has a strong background in teacher education. The university offers over 100 undergraduate programs in the arts, sciences, humanities, business, human sciences, and education. Undergraduate degrees are typically four year programs and degree programs have a strong emphasis in liberal arts education. The university offers nearly 50 graduate programs primarily in education. Academic programs are distributed among six colleges.
By enrollment, The University of Northern Colorado is the fifth largest university in Colorado. It had a fall 2013 enrollment of 9,710 undergraduate students and 2,374 graduate students for a total of 12,084 students. In that year most of the students came from Colorado but the student population represents all 50 states, three territories and 37 countries. The student population is 63% female and 37% male. 23% of students identified themselves as “minorities.” Typically, 96% of undergraduates are employed or attending graduate school one year after graduating from the university.