Colorado College owns and operates substantial capital assets in order to carry out its mission of providing the highest quality liberal arts and sciences education. These assets range from significant buildings, to sidewalks, to parking lots, to utility systems, etc., and vary in age from over 100 years old to recently constructed or renovated.
Each of these assets is in place for a specific reason and has a role to play in meeting the mission of the college. These roles directly support learning in the classroom, recruitment and retention of students, student life, athletic/recreation functions, and administrative units. For example, the college currently owns a little over two million gross square feet (gsf) of space almost equally divided between academic space and residence halls.
Within the academic space allocation, approximately 50 percent is directly dedicated to teaching and research, 27 percent is dedicated to student services, and the remainder is used for administrative support services.Campus master planning provides a means of integrating all of the needs of these capital assets into a cohesive stewardship plan.