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United States Air Force Academy

U.S. Air Force Academy

The United States Air Force Academy (also known as USAFA or Air Force Academy), is a military academy for officer candidates for the United States Air Force. Its campus is located immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. The Academy's stated mission is "to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become leaders of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation." It is the youngest of the five United States service academies, having graduated its first class in 1959. Graduates of the Academy's four-year program receive a Bachelor of Science degree, and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Air Force. The Academy is also one of the largest tourist attractions in Colorado, attracting approximately a million visitors each year.

Candidates for admission are judged on their academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, athletics and character. To gain admission, candidates must also pass a fitness test, undergo a thorough medical examination, and secure a nomination, which usually comes from the member of Congress in the candidate's home district. Recent incoming classes have had about 1,200 cadets; historically just under 1,000 of those will graduate. Tuition along with room and board are all paid for by the U.S. government. Cadets receive a monthly stipend, but incur a commitment to serve a number of years of military service after graduation.

The program at the Academy is guided by the Air Force's core values of "Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do", and based on four "pillars of excellence": military training, academics, athletics and character development. In addition to a rigorous military training regimen, cadets also take a broad academic course load with an extensive core curriculum in engineering, humanities, social sciences, basic sciences, military studies and physical education. All cadets participate in either intercollegiate or intramural athletics, and a thorough character development and leadership curriculum provides cadets a basis for future officership. Each of the components of the program is intended to give cadets the skills and knowledge that they will need for success as officers.
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University of the Rockies

Colorado SpringsPsychology

University of the Rockies (UoR) is an accredited for-profit university located in Denver, Colorado. It offers graduate and postgraduate instruction in the social and behavioral sciences both online and at its Denver Instructional Site. The university's programs are organized into two schools: The School of Professional Psychology (SOPP) and the School of Organizational Leadership (SOL), offering masters and doctorate degrees as well as graduate level certificate programs.

The university's parent organization, Bridgepoint Education, Inc., is a proprietary higher education company based in San Diego, California. University of the Rockies is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Initial accreditation was granted by The Higher Learning Commission in 2003. In February 2015, the HLC notified University of the Rockies that it would continue the University's accreditation, with the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2024-2025. The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central Region of the United States. The university has also been granted Category I status as a degree-granting institution by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE). University of the Rockies is an associate member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology. University of the Rockies is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer Title IV student loans and is approved to train veterans and their eligible dependents, as well as Chapter 31 Veterans.
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Intellitec Medical Institute

Colorado SpringsMedicine, General, Internal

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