Adams State University is a state-supported liberal arts university in Alamosa, Colorado, U.S.. The school is located in the San Luis Valley, home to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. ASU offers undergraduate programs in physical and social sciences, fine arts, business and nursing, and specializes in educator curricula in several disciplines. ASU also offers graduate degrees in, among others, history, art, business, and educator programs, including counselor education. There is also a postgraduate program in counselor education. The university has an active athletic program, both in participatory sports and in athletics educator training; the Adams State Grizzlies athletic teams compete under the auspices of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Although the university is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the university was placed on probation in 2016 for concerns about its online and correspondence programs.