Jackie Francis, graduate recruitment coordinator, (719) 262-3072, jfrancis@uccs.edu Tom Hutton, University Relations, (719) 262-3439, University Relations, thutton@uccs.edu

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. Individuals interested in additional education in preparation for career change or advancement are encouraged to attend an open house for graduate studies at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

On March 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. in University Center Room 303, program representatives from UCCS colleges will be available to answer questions about admission requirements, application for admission and specific programs.

The event is free. Parking is available in lots three and four at no charge.

UCCS offers 17 master’s degrees and four doctoral degrees from its six colleges, the College of Business and Administration, College of Engineering and Applied Science, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, College of Education, Graduate School of Public Affairs and the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Graduate studies are for individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree and are interested in additional studies in that field or new learning, often in preparation for career change or advancement. Most of the approximately 1,500 UCCS graduate students attend classes part-time. The average age of UCCS graduate students is 34 years old.

For more information about graduate studies at UCCS, contact Jackie Francis, graduate recruitment coordinator, (719) 262-3072 or jfrancis@uccs.edu.

For more information about undergraduate studies at UCCS, contact Chris Beiswanger, director, Student Recruitment and Admissions, (719) 262-3088 or cbeiswang@uccs.edu.

UCCS, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in northeast Colorado Springs, is the fastest growing university in Colorado and one of the fastest growing universities in the nation. The university offers 26 bachelor’s degrees, 17 master’s and four doctoral degrees. The campus enrolls about 7,600 students annually. For more information, visit http://www.uccs.edu.