Founded in 1911, Western State Colorado University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the small town of Gunnison (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Colorado. Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Western State Colorado University (WSCU) is a small (enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Western State Colorado University (WSCU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 105 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. WSCU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.