Rocky Vista University (RVU) is a health-sciences university founded in 2006 in Parker, Colorado. Although a young university, RVU has achieved acclaim for its outstanding outcomes including top board scores, having among the highest percentage of military students of any civilian medical school, and having a 100% residency placement rate. The university is expanding into Southern Utah and will matriculate its first class of 125 osteopathic medical students in July 2017. RVU is one of only two medical schools in the state and the only medical school in Southern Utah. The mission of RVU is to provide quality healthcare education while inspiring students to serve with compassion, integrity and excellence.