Best Colorado Colleges

Ranked list of Colleges and Universities in Colorado for 2024

There are 62 colleges and universities in Colorado enrolling 358,063 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Colorado below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Colorado offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

 Colorado is home to nationally ranked institutions like University of Denver, Colorado School of Mines, University of Colorado Boulder and Regis University. The highest ranked college in Colorado is University of Denver and the top rated public state college is Colorado School of Mines.

Local college options can be explored in Denver, Colorado Springs and Aurora or other cities.


62 results

List of the Best Colorado Colleges

University of Denver
D
Denver, CO

University of Denver

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 14,130enrollment
  • $38,322net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1390SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Colorado School of Mines
C
Golden, CO

Colorado School of Mines

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 7,187enrollment
  • $27,675net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1470SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Colorado Boulder
C
Boulder, CO

University of Colorado Boulder

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 39,000enrollment
  • $21,198net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Regis University
R
Denver, CO

Regis University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 5,566enrollment
  • $27,785net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1270SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Colorado State University Fort Collins
C
Fort Collins, CO

Colorado State University Fort Collins

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 32,586enrollment
  • $17,609net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1290SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

University of Colorado Denver
C
Denver, CO

University of Colorado Denver

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 24,267enrollment
  • $15,585net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1250SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.46Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

University of Northern Colorado
N
Greeley, CO

University of Northern Colorado

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 10,348enrollment
  • $16,510net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 970-1210SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Western State Colorado University
W
Gunnison, CO

Western State Colorado University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 3,689enrollment
  • $16,951net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1230SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Colorado Mesa University
C
Grand Junction, CO

Colorado Mesa University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 8,907enrollment
  • $15,327net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 948-1200SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.28Avg GPA

Fort Lewis College
F
Durango, CO

Fort Lewis College

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 3,567enrollment
  • $15,723net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 970-1200SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Colorado State University Pueblo
C
Pueblo, CO

Colorado State University Pueblo

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 6,110enrollment
  • $13,388net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 940-1130SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Metropolitan State College of Denver
M
Denver, CO

Metropolitan State College of Denver

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 17,678enrollment
  • $13,563net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 910-1140SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.03Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Adams State College
A
Alamosa, CO

Adams State College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 3,138enrollment
  • $13,193net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 920-1140SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Aims Community College
A
Greeley, CO

Aims Community College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 6,940enrollment
  • $7,189net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Arapahoe Community College
A
Littleton, CO

Arapahoe Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 11,897enrollment
  • $9,923net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology
B
Denver, CO
 

Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 217enrollment
  • $21,619net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Boulder College of Massage Therapy
B
Boulder, Colorado
 

Boulder College of Massage Therapy

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 115enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
C
Colorado Springs, CO

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 12,031enrollment
  • $15,852net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA