The Colorado Department of Higher Education has teamed up with local businesses to create StudyColorado, an initiative to promote Colorado as a higher education destination.  The program especially focuses on encouraging international students to choose Colorado.  The program works to “create new economic opportunities for Colorado businesses through the influx of international students and their families” and “to foster lasting relationships between international students and Colorado that will benefit international trade and investment.”  Member institutions include all state-funded colleges and universities as well as private schools such as Colorado College, Naropa University, Regis University, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, and the University of Denver.

Use the website’s Explore Schools tool to compare statistics on the 25 member institutions.  This is a great resource for anyone researching Colorado schools — not just international students.  The StudyColorado site also includes information on how to obtain an international student visa, cost of living information, financial aid resources for international students, and more.