About Member University
The mission of the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies is to provide quality, innovative lifelong learning opportunities to a diverse student population by extending the educational resources of the University of Colorado Boulder.
The Division was established in 1911 to extend the resources of the University in nontraditional ways. Since learning needs vary and don’t always follow the traditional college student path, Continuing Education offers a range of programs—from courses for university credit, to personal enrichment classes to career-boosting engineering, technology, and business classes.
The Division partners with the University’s schools and colleges to offer certificate and degree programs, on campus and through distance education at both the graduate and undergraduate level. About three quarters of the Division’s 20,000 enrollments are for credit programs.
The Division also coordinates the University’s Summer Session program, which annually serves about 8,000 students who are primarily CU-Boulder upper-division undergraduate and graduate degree students. And the Division has broad responsibility for coordinating the outreach and engagement activities of the campus, consistent with its Flagship 2030 strategic plan.