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University of the Rockies is a premier academic institution, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (, that provides graduate and postgraduate instruction in the social and behavioral sciences. UoR shapes professionals to be tomorrow’s highly specialized leaders by providing a dynamic learning experience with the support of a small institution and flexibility of an online program.

The mission of University of the Rockies is to provide high-quality, accessible learning opportunities globally for diverse groups of individuals seeking preparation for life goals, professional practice, service, and distinguished leadership.


UoR was founded in 1998 as the Colorado School of Professional Psychology (COSPP) in Colorado Springs, Colo. When COSPP was acquired by Bridgepoint Education in 2007, the name was changed to University of the Rockies. The School of Professional Psychology is now a School within University of the Rockies.


UoR, a private academic institution, offers highly specialized social and behavioral science programs at the master’s and doctorate level online and at UoR's Denver, Colorado campus.  Creating a graduate experience unlike any other, UoR provides access to industry experts, intimate classes, clinical programs for practical experience, and research and publishing opportunities.


  • UoR is part of the Bridgepoint Education university system, which, as of March 31, 2017, has a total student enrollment of 46,383 students. This system also includes Ashford University, headquartered in San Diego, California.
  • UoR maintains small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio to ensure personalized, one-on-one attention for all of its students.



Location: UoR is based in Denver, Colo.
Amenities: UoR students can take advantage of the diverse selection of research databases found in the Library. This facility is also equipped with computers and top of the line technology.
Enrollment: UoR’s degree programs can be accessed at its Denver location or by visiting the official website at  
Service: Online students may log in to their courses anytime, 24 hours a day. Student Advisors provide expert assistance via email and phone to ensure all students receive the same education benefits.


  • UoR has been granted Category I status as a degree granting institution by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.
  • UoR is an associate member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology.
  • UoR plays an active role in community services and giving. As a University, UoR strives to embody this commitment with numerous sponsorships, partnerships and community service events throughout the year.