Outreach and Engagement by the Numbers


Programs currently working with communities in Colorado and beyond


Faculty, staff, and students involved in outreach and engagement initiatives


Community members engaged with CU Boulder across Colorado


People engaged with CU Boulder across the US and around the world

Numbers by Colorado Region

Region Programs Number of People Served
Denver Metro 228 286,667
Front Range North 34 153,958
Front Range South 16 144,315
Intermountain 26 156,648
Northeast 14 138,215
Northwest 6 44,033
San Luis Valley 6 36,286
Southeast 16 140,050
Southwest 16 54,169
Western 23 162,206

These numbers reflect the data that has been reported on currently published program pages. In instances where programs serve more than one Colorado region, the data is reported in multiple places and has not been subtracted from the totals.

Faculty Outreach and Engagement Data

CU Boulder faculty members engage in a variety of outreach projects that extend their scholarship to serve specific community and educational needs. Faculty members may include these activities in their annual Faculty Report of Professional Activities (FRPA) reporting. More than half of all FRPA respondents representing all CU Boulder academic departments have included outreach activities in their reports, giving us a glimpse at how faculty members connect community groups to campus resources and initiatives.

Below is a summary of outreach activities reported by faculty in 2016:

School or College Number of Activities Reported
Arts and Sciences 1,036
Business 55
CMCI 109
Education 64
Engineering 303
Environmental Design 17
Graduate School 124
Law 28
Libraries 9
Music 249
Other 2
Campus Total 2,023

In instances where faculty are rostered in more than one department or school/college, the outreach data are reported in multiple places. It has not been subtracted from the totals.