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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

    Otero Junior College

    La Junta, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,658
    Years Accredited
    48 (1967)
    Student Population
    2,234
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Pikes Peak Community College

    Colorado Springs, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,989
    Years Accredited
    39 (1975)
    Student Population
    23,811
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs

    Colorado Springs, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    12 (2002)
    Student Population
    1,155
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Pima Medical Institute-Denver

    Denver, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    26 (1988)
    Student Population
    1,883
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Pima Medical Institute-South Denver

    Aurora, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    4 (2010)
    Student Population
    30
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Platt College-Aurora

    Aurora, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $20,186
    Years Accredited
    28 (1986)
    Student Population
    262
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Prince Institute-Rocky Mountains

    Westminster, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,285
    Years Accredited
    32 (1982)
    Student Population
    190
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Pueblo Community College

    Pueblo, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,235
    Years Accredited
    35 (1979)
    Student Population
    12,872
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Red Rocks Community College

    Lakewood, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,962
    Years Accredited
    39 (1975)
    Student Population
    15,127
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Regis University

    Denver, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $31,800
    Years Accredited
    63 (1952)
    Student Population
    14,641
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

    Denver, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $27,648
    Years Accredited
    14 (2000)
    Student Population
    672
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    The Art Institute of Colorado

    Denver, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $17,832
    Years Accredited
    14 (2000)
    Student Population
    3,506
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Trinidad State Junior College

    Trinidad, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,940
    Years Accredited
    53 (1962)
    Student Population
    2,860
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  15. School Name

    University of Colorado Boulder

    Boulder, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,482
    Years Accredited
    102 (1913)
    Student Population
    37,228
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  16. School Name

    University of Colorado Colorado Springs

    Colorado Springs, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,688
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    13,485
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  17. School Name

    University of Colorado Denver

    Denver, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,494
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    29,693
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  18. School Name

    University of Denver

    Denver, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $39,177
    Years Accredited
    101 (1914)
    Student Population
    13,840
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  19. School Name

    University of Northern Colorado

    Greeley, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,514
    Years Accredited
    99 (1916)
    Student Population
    15,860
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  20. School Name

    University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus

    Lone Tree, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,240
    Years Accredited
    15 (1999)
    Student Population
    2,622
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  21. School Name

    University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado Campus

    Colorado Springs, CO
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,240
    Years Accredited
    9 (2005)
    Student Population
    1,005
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    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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