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Who peed in your Wheaties this morning?

Boulder a "cow town"? Boulder is routinely rated one of the top college towns in the country. Don't believe me? Go on Google and inquire about the top college towns in the country. The most recent poll I saw had Boulder rated #1! For decades, Boulder has been considered one of the top. Naturally, a good part of the reason for that is close proximity to world-class skiing. People love to visit Boulder.
For at least the last 50 or 60 yrs., CU has had so many out-of-state applications that it has enabled CU to charge one of the highest out-of-state tuition rates for any public university in the nation. Tuiton costs across the country have risen dramatically in recent years, so I don't know if CU still has one of the highest out-of-state rates or not.
Academically, I'm most familiar with the business school/accounting side where I majored in under grad school. I started my career working for one on the major international CPA firms, first in Chicago, then Denver. The work often was pretty intense, but never did I feel at a disadvantage due to my CU degree and routinely worked with and competed against graduates from across the country, including all the Ivy League schools.
CU is a major research university, which is also true of most schools in the PAC 12. That was one of the reasons for CU's move to the PAC 12.
Another reason for the PAC 12 move is that there are MANY more CU alums in the PAC 12 footprint (esp. Socal and Arizona) vs the Big 12 footprint. That means there are are more alums nearby to potentially attend away games.
Financially, I suspect most of us would agree that it has been a major disappointment. PAC 12 Conference revenues were projected to be dramatically higher than actual results. That's one of the principal reasons that Commisioner Larry Scott is apt to loose his job before long.

But Boulder as a college town? A winner, for sure. (Down off my soap box.)

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Posted: 07/24/2020 at 12:48PM


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