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64 Schools in Colorado Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    Delta Montrose Technical College

    Delta, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    0 (2013)
    Student Population
    1,452
    School Type
    Public, less-than 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Denver School of Nursing

    Denver, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,295
    Years Accredited
    5 (2008)
    Student Population
    718
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Denver Seminary

    Littleton, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    1,180
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  5. School Name

    DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management-Colorado

    Westminster, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    476
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Masters
    School Website
  6. School Name

    DeVry University-Colorado

    Westminster, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,915
    Years Accredited
    11 (2003)
    Student Population
    1,823
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Emily Griffith Technical College

    Denver, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    ()
    Student Population
    4,255
    School Type
    Public, less-than 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Front Range Community College

    Westminster, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,962
    Years Accredited
    42 (1972)
    Student Population
    33,649
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Iliff School of Theology

    Denver, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    76 (1938)
    Student Population
    413
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Johnson & Wales University-Denver

    Denver, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $26,412
    Years Accredited
    14 (2000)
    Student Population
    1,951
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Jones International University

    Centennial, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,720
    Years Accredited
    15 (1999)
    Student Population
    7,780
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
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  12. School Name

    Lamar Community College

    Lamar, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,962
    Years Accredited
    38 (1976)
    Student Population
    1,218
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Metropolitan State University of Denver

    Denver, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,341
    Years Accredited
    43 (1971)
    Student Population
    29,674
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Morgan Community College

    Fort Morgan, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,962
    Years Accredited
    34 (1980)
    Student Population
    2,593
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Naropa University

    Boulder, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $27,670
    Years Accredited
    28 (1986)
    Student Population
    1,199
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  16. School Name

    National American University-Centennial

    Centennial, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,135
    Years Accredited
    3 (2010)
    Student Population
    175
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  17. School Name

    National American University-Colorado Springs

    Colorado Springs, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,135
    Years Accredited
    39 (1974)
    Student Population
    643
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  18. School Name

    National American University-Colorado Springs South

    Colorado Springs, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,135
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    245
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  19. School Name

    National American University-Denver

    Denver, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,135
    Years Accredited
    39 (1974)
    Student Population
    516
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Nazarene Bible College

    Colorado Springs, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $11,250
    Years Accredited
    38 (1976)
    Student Population
    1,228
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Northeastern Junior College

    Sterling, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,278
    Years Accredited
    50 (1964)
    Student Population
    3,070
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
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College Costs

Between 2006 and 2012, students at Colorado’s public universities have seen the state’s funding of higher education drop 6.1%, according to the College Board. Grapevine used slightly newer data and found that, between 2009 and 2014, state funding of higher education declined 18.5%. To combat these declines, the state has been looking into a variety of initiatives, including one last year that would charge foreign students more than the out-of-state tuition rate to attend classes at Colorado University. The school also considered a ballot measure to fund higher education, according to Dailycamera.com.

College Enrollment

Between 2000 and 2010, Colorado has seen their enrollment jump 23.6%, according to a 2012 report published by the College Board. Chalkbeat Colorado published an article in May 2014 that highlighted a Colorado Department of Higher Education report of increased enrollment of Hispanic students in Colorado’s higher education system; the department noted that 57% of the students who graduated from high school in 2012 had enrolled in higher education. A January article in USA Today noted that Colorado’s new marijuana law was not affecting the state’s college applications in a negative light, although the increase in applications may be partly influenced by the law.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • CollegeInvest Scholars Choice: There are nine different options under the Scholars Choice 529 plan. Scholars Choice is sold by financial professionals and managed by Legg Mason Global Asset Allocation, LLC, an affiliate of Legg Mason.
    • CollegeInvest Smart Choice: This plan is the state’s only FDIC-insured 529 plan. First Bank offers two savings options: a 1-year time savings account, a time limited certificate of deposit, or a money market savings account, which allows account holders to make deposits and withdrawals at any time.
    • CollegeInvest Stable Value Plus College Savings Plan: This plan is offered by CollegeInvest and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of Connecticut. The Stable Value Plus plan guarantees a fixed-income college savings plan that will give account holders a minimum of 2% return on investment. Colorado residents who invest in this plan can receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax deduction for the calendar year they contribute.
    • CollegeInvest Direct Portfolio: This plan is managed by Vanguard. To open a plan through this option, account holders need just $25 and additional contributions must be $15 or more. There are three age-based plans, five blended and three individual portfolio options in the Direct Portfolio 529 College Savings Plan.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • Colorado Succeeds: A coalition of businesses in Colorado dedicated to working together to improve education from kindergarten through higher education. Its members believe that as a community of business owners, they have the responsibility to improve access to education and workforce readiness.
    • Colorado ASSET: This is a statewide coalition of businesses, government, educational institutions and faith leaders. Colorado ASSET is dedicated to bringing affordable tuition to more students in the state.
    • Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education: Colorado has been a member of the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE) since 1951. The commission’s goal is to increase access to higher education for students.
  4. Higher Education News

Higher Education in Colorado

Colorado Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 52% Colorado
      Graduation Rate
    • 20.6 ACT Colorado
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in Colorado

  • CO US
    Public 2-Year
  • CO US
    Public 4-Year
  • CO US
    Private 4-year

Colorado Institutions

  • CO US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • CO US
    Public
    Institutions
  • CO US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • CO US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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