Higher Education in Parker

Rocky Vista University - College of Osteopathic Medicine

The campus is located in the Town of Parker and Douglas County, Colorado and includes state-of-the-art technology, A.V. capabilities and educational support which is evident throughout the approximately 145,000 square feet of campus and buildings of the University.

Replication of national standards established by certification and licensure agencies can be found in the human performance and simulation facilities. An environment conducive to learning is present through the facility and a hallmark of the predominately electronic library.

Future plans include development consisting of 50,000 additional square feet of facilities in Phase Two and up to 150,000 square feet of campus resources during Phase Three.

The Parker campus, currently consisting of 20 acres, is scheduled to be 40 acres with the development of additional healthcare colleges at the University. The university employs more than 100 physicians, professors, researchers and ancillary staff.

ACC Parker

The ACC Parker Campus is located on the north side of Lincoln Avenue, 3 ½ miles east of I-25, near the corner of Chambers Road and Brookstone Drive in Parker, CO. Parker Campus provides a convenient location — close to home — to give you many higher education options, such as gaining new computer skills, becoming an early childhood teacher or preparing for a bachelor's degree.

Parker Campus offers- AA, AS and transfer courses to state four-year colleges/universities — daytime, evenings and weekends for your convenience. Leisure Learning Courses —through ACC Community Education. Workforce Training — creates customized corporate and workforce training on your site or at ACC Parker. Offerings include Nurse Refresher and Event Management programs.

Liniger Building at the University of Colorado South Denver

The Liniger gift builds on the collaboration that began in April when the Linigers teamed with CU, converting 11,000-square-feet of the 151,000-square-foot facility to classroom and lab space. CU began offering classes there in August, while the popular Douglas County wildlife art and natural history museum continued most of its museum services to the community.

The first classes at the facility are being offered by CU Denver and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. CU’s Boulder and Colorado Springs campuses are expected to add programs in the future. CU Denver will manage the facility on behalf of the system. Academic departments now using the facility include business, education and human development, engineering and applied science, liberal arts and sciences, nursing and public health.

The nursing school operates a simulation lab where students can interact with robotic patients.

Regional Education Opportunities:

Workforce Training Close to Home

The Parker community is home to several post-secondary educational institutions including:

cecColorado Early Colleges Parker is a tuition-free charter public high school which offers 9th - 12th-grade students programming to complete their HS education while earning college credits towards an associate degree or higher.

accArapahoe Community College (ACC) campus offers convenient and affordable access to postsecondary education. It has the lowest tuition among state-funded schools in Colorado and features more than 100 degrees, certificate and technical programs. ACC students benefit from small classes and flexible daytime, evening and weekend programs. Businesses benefit from the college’s customized corporate and workforce training. 

rocky mountain vistaRocky Vista University is one of only two accredited medical schools in Colorado and offers three colleges and programs:

  • College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Through its Doctor of Medicine program, the school graduates 150 new physicians each year who are tackling tomorrow’s diverse healthcare needs through innovative education, relevant research and compassionate service. 

cusdUniversity of Colorado South Campus offers graduate degrees, graduate certificates and undergraduate degrees to propel leaders and advance careers.  Its campus is intentionally located in the South Denver community and is designed for the working individual who wishes to expand his/her knowledge and make career advancements.