Colorado Colleges List

Both private and public Colorado institutions rank well in the University Review college rankings lists, with notable members being the private University of Denver (Ranked as the 88th best college in the USA by the USnews) and the public institutions the University of Colorado at Bolder (48th best in the USA and 47th in the world in the University Review Rankings) and the Colorado State University (University Review Rankings: 97th USA, 181st in the world).

List of Colorado Colleges

NameLocationTypeNumber of UG StudentsIn-State TuitionOut of State TuitionAcceptance RateFounded
Adams State University / College208 Edgemont Boulevard, Alamosa, CO 81102Public2725$6,448$17,41664%1921
Art Institute of Colorado1200 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203Private2100$17,832$17,832-1952
College for Financial Planning9000 E Nichols Ave, Suite 200, Centennial, CO 80112------
Colorado Christian University180 S. Garrison Street, Lakewood, CO 80226Private5000$23,870$23,87083%1914
Colorado College14 E. Cache La Poudre Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903Private2010$44,222$44,22223%1874
Colorado Mesa University1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122Public9395$7,206$17,94482%1925
Colorado School of Mines1500 Illinois Street, Golden, CO 80401Public4170$16,485$32,41537%1874
Colorado State University1062 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523Public23480$9,313$25,16675%1870
Colorado State University-Pueblo2200 Bonforte Boulevard, Pueblo, CO 81001Public5390$7,327$17,64994%1933
Colorado Technical University4435 N. Chestnut Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80907-3896Private23095$11,517$11,517-1965
Denver Seminary6399 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, Colorado, 80120Private1000 (PG)---1950
Fort Lewis College1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301Public3890$6,922$17,76287%1911
Iliff School of Theology2201 S University Blvd, Denver, CO 80210Private300 to 350---1892
Jones International University9697 E. Mineral Avenue, Centennial, CO 80112PrivateOnline University accedited by the HLC$12,720$12,720-1995
Metropolitan State University of Denver1201 Fifth Street, Denver, CO 80217-3362Public23020$6,418$21,01971%1963
Naropa University2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302Private400$28,780$28,78083%1974
Nazarene Bible College1111 Academy Park Loop, Colorado Springs, CO 80910-3704Private1400$15,075$15,075-1967
Regis University3333 Regis Boulevard, Denver, CO 80221Private5750$32,424$32,42490%1877
Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design1600 Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO 80214Private620$27,648$27,64869%1963
United States Air Force AcademyColorado SpringsPublic3995--15%1954
University of Colorado System-Public-----
University of Colorado - BoulderRegent Administration Center, Room 125, 552 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0552Public25805$10,240$32,00884%1876
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918Public8355$8,658$18,57692%1965
University of Colorado - DenverCampus Box 167 PO Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364Public13105$7,494$21,00676%1912
University of Denver2199 S. University Boulevard, Denver, CO 80208Private5395$40,707$40,70768%1864
University of Northern ColoradoGreeley, CO 8063910100$6,793$18,03789%1890
University of the Rockies555 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903Post-grad only---1998
Western State Colorado University600 N. Adams Street, Gunnison, CO 81230Public$7,343$17,28496%1901

Size wise the largest colleges by student body are the University of Colorado at Bolder (25,805) and the Colorado State University (located in Fort Collins; 23,480 students). While the smallest establishments include Naropa University (400) and the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design (620).

Cost wise, of the main higher education establishments the lowest in-state tuition fees are offered by Metropolitan State University of Denver ($6,418)and Adams State University ($6,648). The lowest costs for out of state students offered by public bodies is offered by the Western State Colorado University ($17,248).

Conversely the highest priced public establishment in the list of Colorado colleges is the Colorado School of Mine ($16,485 In-state tuition fees and $32,415 Out of state fees).

Of the private institutions, the lowest priced establishments are Colorado Technical University ($11,517) and Jones International University ($12,720), while the most expensive universities in Colorado state are Colorado College ($42,222) and the University of Denver ($40,707).

The most selective colleges are the United States Air Force Academy (15% acceptance rate) and Colorado College (23%). The oldest college in the state is the University of Denver, established in 1864.

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