Colorado Colleges and Universities

Are you a student or the parent of student at a Colorado school, college, or university facing a school-related issue or concern?  Attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm can help. The world of academia is unique, and the Lento Law Firm has unparalleled national experience bringing its problem-solving approach and fighting spirit to address school-related injustice.  Attorney Lento and his Firm have helped countless students and families in Colorado and across the United States at the school level and in court.  Please click on the following links for more information.  Please also see our expanded list of school practice areas

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Where We Can Help - Colorado Colleges, Universities, and Schools

You and your family have weathered college applications, visits, and high school frustrations. You've selected a college or university. You've packed your bags or bought your child their first coffeemaker. Now, you're ready to head to the Colorado school that will set your child up for a lifetime of success.

Before you go, you should know just how much there is to know about being a college student. From academic stressors to miscommunications gone wildly wrong to potentially life-changing legal issues, there's a lot going on! Enrolling in college brings with it a lot of new territory; Colorado has been making statewide education changes, such as its recent decision to ban legacy admissions at public colleges, that may influence your college experience.

That's where we come in. No matter what concerns or issues you or your child may face, the Lento Law Firm will be there to provide support and help you work towards a favorable outcome. On this page, we'll go over what Colorado college students really need to know before freshman orientation begins.

The Varied Public and Private Colleges, Universities, and Schools in Colorado

When deciding to pursue an education in the Centennial State, you'll find that you have options. Large schools, small schools, state schools, private schools—they all abound in Colorado! No matter what you're interested in, you'll find a school that has majors, programs, and resources that can help you achieve your goals.

Some of the most well-known universities and school systems in the state include:

Public colleges and universities in Colorado

  • Colorado School of Mines
  • University of Colorado (and its various locations)
  • Colorado State University
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western Colorado University
  • Colorado Mesa University

Private colleges and universities in Colorado

  • Colorado College
  • University of Denver
  • Regis University
  • Colorado Christian University
  • Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
  • Colorado Technical University

Since the University of Colorado is one of the largest in the state—with over 33,000 students—we'll use its code of conduct, disciplinary procedures, and policies as an example of what to expect at your Colorado school. It's always a good idea to check the student handbook or code of conduct documents at your specific school to get an idea of rules that may be specific to your school. Still, there are general expectations of college student behavior that will be universal across most schools.

To that end, it's essential to realize that there are statewide rules and regulations in place to ensure that their students experience consistent, high-quality educations.

Laws and Governance: Education Regulations in Colorado

According to the Colorado Department of Education, all Colorado schools, both private and public, must follow certain education laws. All public schools in the state must follow the language outlined in Colorado Revised Statutes 2018 Title 23. While it's true that some private schools may not function under the same requirements as state-operated schools, most schools will have similar standards—at the very least, to remain competitive. (Private occupational schools have a separate statewide division and associated rules and regulations.)

Colorado is in the Tenth Circuit, the division of the United States Court of Appeals that issues decisions for several states, including Colorado. Recently, when a Title IX respondent tried to sue his university after he'd been found allegedly responsible for non-consensual sexual content, the Tenth Circuit ruled in the university’s favor--which resulted in a swift dismissal of the st