The population of the town of Telluride supports a full range of schools. The four preschools offer choices to young parents looking to enroll their students in an early learning program and the public schools are some of the best in the state of Colorado. There is also a fully accredited independent PreK-12 school with a ski academy. The University Centers of the San Miguel offer satelite courses that translate into credits at Colorado Mesa University as well as work place skills development.