College Costs in Colorado

The 2024 Directory of Colorado Colleges and Prices

Colorado Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2024

How much does it cost to attend college in Colorado?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Colorado was $12,816 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $2,314 lower than the U.S. average and ranks Colorado in the middle of the pack as the 32nd most expensive state or district to attend college. This is a change of $172 from the 2019-2020 average of $12,644 and represents a 1.36% annual increase in tuition costs. The list of Colorado colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

This analysis surveyed tuition data from the 62 colleges and universities in Colorado, the most popular being University of Colorado Boulder with 31,369 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $10,728. Colorado College is the most expensive in Colorado with an in-state tuition of $61,596.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.


62 results

University of Colorado Boulder
C
Boulder, CO

University of Colorado Boulder

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

$10,728 Tuition

#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

Colorado State University Fort Collins
C
Fort Collins, CO

Colorado State University Fort Collins

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

$9,709 Tuition

#3 Best Public Universities in Colorado

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

Applications Due Jul 1

United States Air Force Academy
A
USAFA, Colorado

United States Air Force Academy

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

$0 Tuition

 

  • 4,181enrollment
  • -net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1208-1490SAT range
  • 29-34ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA

Applications Due Dec 31

University of Denver
D
Denver, CO

University of Denver

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$53,640 Tuition

#1 Best Value in Colorado

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

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Northern Colorado
N
Greeley, CO

University of Northern Colorado

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$8,127 Tuition

#5 Best Public Universities in Colorado

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

Applications Due Aug 1

Colorado School of Mines
C
Golden, CO

Colorado School of Mines

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

$17,160 Tuition

#1 Best Public Universities 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 Colorado Springs
C
Colorado Springs, CO

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$7,296 Tuition

 

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

University of Colorado Denver
C
Denver, CO

University of Colorado Denver

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

$8,160 Tuition

#4 Best Public Universities in Colorado

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

Applications Due Aug 1

Adams State College
A
Alamosa, CO

Adams State College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$5,976 Tuition

#11 Best Public Universities in Colorado

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

Metropolitan State College of Denver
M
Denver, CO

Metropolitan State College of Denver

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$8,280 Tuition

#10 Best Public Universities in Colorado

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

Applications Due Jul 1

Colorado Mesa University
C
Grand Junction, CO

Colorado Mesa University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$8,020 Tuition

#7 Best Public Universities in Colorado

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

Regis University
R
Denver, CO

Regis University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$39,260 Tuition

#2 Best Value 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 College
C
Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$61,596 Tuition

 

  • 2,266enrollment
  • $27,319net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.98Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Colorado State University Pueblo
C
Pueblo, CO

Colorado State University Pueblo

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$6,539 Tuition

#9 Best Public Universities in Colorado

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

Applications Due Aug 1

Pikes Peak Community College
P
Colorado Springs, CO

Pikes Peak Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,680 Tuition

 

  • 11,845enrollment
  • $9,994net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Western State Colorado University
W
Gunnison, CO

Western State Colorado University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$6,816 Tuition

#6 Best Public Universities in Colorado

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

Fort Lewis College
F
Durango, CO

Fort Lewis College

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

$7,056 Tuition

#8 Best Public Universities in Colorado

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

Applications Due Aug 1

Front Range Community College
F
Westminster, CO

Front Range Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,680 Tuition

 

  • 18,537enrollment
  • $9,165net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Colorado Mountain College
C
Glenwood Springs, CO

Colorado Mountain College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$4,560 Tuition

 

  • 5,134enrollment
  • $4,784net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Aims Community College
A
Greeley, CO

Aims Community College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

$2,544 Tuition

 

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

Naropa University
N
Boulder, CO

Naropa University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$34,600 Tuition

 

  • 964enrollment
  • $30,725net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Colorado Christian University
C
Lakewood, CO

Colorado Christian University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$34,936 Tuition

 

  • 8,472enrollment
  • $25,882net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Red Rocks Community College
R
Lakewood, CO
 

Red Rocks Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,680 Tuition

 

  • 6,035enrollment
  • $7,725net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Community College of Denver
C
Denver, CO

Community College of Denver

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,680 Tuition

 

  • 7,091enrollment
  • $10,002net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Johnson & Wales University Denver
J
Denver, CO
 

Johnson & Wales University Denver

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$33,054 Tuition

 

  • 397enrollment
  • $26,044net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Arapahoe Community College
A
Littleton, CO

Arapahoe Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,680 Tuition

 

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

Colorado Technical University Colorado Springs
C
Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Technical University Colorado Springs

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$11,939 Tuition

 

  • 24,016enrollment
  • $17,048net 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

$12,338 Tuition

 

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

Community College of Aurora
C
Aurora, CO
 

Community College of Aurora

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,680 Tuition

 

  • 7,839enrollment
  • $7,489net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
R
Denver, CO
 

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$19,425 Tuition

 

  • 1,849enrollment
  • $18,511net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Colorado Technical University Online
C
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Colorado Technical University Online

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

$11,281 Tuition

 

  • 22,757enrollment
  • $13,796net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Trinidad State Junior College
T
Trinidad, CO
 

Trinidad State Junior College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$4,600 Tuition

 

  • 1,500enrollment
  • $11,200net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Colorado Northwestern Community College
C
Rangely, CO

Colorado Northwestern Community College

Public 2 Year

5 reviews

$3,680 Tuition

 

  • 1,150enrollment
  • $12,114net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Denver School of Nursing
D
Denver, CO
 

Denver School of Nursing

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$16,557 Tuition

 

  • 1,072enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Lamar Community College
L
Lamar, CO
 

Lamar Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,680 Tuition

 

  • 696enrollment
  • $10,692net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Sep 16

DeVry University Colorado
D
Westminster, Colorado
 

DeVry University Colorado

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$15,835 Tuition

 

  • 1,664enrollment
  • -net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

College America Fort Collins
C
Fort Collins, CO
 

College America Fort Collins

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$14,585 Tuition

 

  • 113enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Pueblo Community College
P
Pueblo, CO
 

Pueblo Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,680 Tuition

 

  • 5,938enrollment
  • $9,973net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.78Avg GPA

American Sentinel University
A
Aurora, CO
 

American Sentinel University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$9,840 Tuition

 

  • 2,513enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

National American University Colorado Springs
N
Colorado Springs, CO
 

National American University Colorado Springs

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$15,000 Tuition

 

  • 196enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

College America Colorado Springs
C
Colorado Springs, CO
 

College America Colorado Springs

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$14,585 Tuition

 

  • 143enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Jones International University
J
Centennial, Colorado
 

Jones International University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$12,720 Tuition

 

  • 4,652enrollment
  • $15,455net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Platt College Aurora
P
Aurora, CO
 

Platt College Aurora

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$17,920 Tuition

 

  • 222enrollment
  • $41,735net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

University of Phoenix Colorado Campus
P
Lone Tree, Colorado
 

University of Phoenix Colorado Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$9,480 Tuition

 

  • 1,750enrollment
  • $18,298net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Colorado Technical University Greenwood Village
C
Aurora, CO
 

Colorado Technical University Greenwood Village

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$11,293 Tuition

 

  • 713enrollment
  • $18,785net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology
C
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology

Private 2 Year

1 reviews

$15,170 Tuition

 

  • 56enrollment
  • $22,311net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Northeastern Junior College
N
Sterling, CO
 

Northeastern Junior College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$4,601 Tuition

 

  • 1,392enrollment
  • $12,819net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.12Avg GPA

Prince Institute Rocky Mountains
P
Westminster, Colorado
 

Prince Institute Rocky Mountains

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

$8,800 Tuition

 

  • 140enrollment
  • $14,772net price
  • 100%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

$15,200 Tuition

 

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

Redstone College
R
Broomfield, CO
 

Redstone College

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

$15,790 Tuition

 

  • 316enrollment
  • $23,473net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

College America Denver
C
Denver, CO
 

College America Denver

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$14,585 Tuition

 

  • 123enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Otero Junior College
O
La Junta, CO
 

Otero Junior College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,680 Tuition

 

  • 1,151enrollment
  • $11,359net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

University of Phoenix Southern Colorado Campus
P
Colorado Springs, Colorado
 

University of Phoenix Southern Colorado Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$9,342 Tuition

 

  • 676enrollment
  • $18,812net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Institute of Business and Medical Careers
I
Fort Collins, CO
 

Institute of Business and Medical Careers

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

$14,580 Tuition

 

  • 409enrollment
  • $21,923net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Colorado School of Healing Arts
C
Lakewood, CO
 

Colorado School of Healing Arts

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

$10,800 Tuition

 

  • 22enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Morgan Community College
M
Fort Morgan, CO

Morgan Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,680 Tuition

 

  • 1,365enrollment
  • $7,402net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Nazarene Bible College
N
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Nazarene Bible College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$9,120 Tuition

 

  • 588enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Remington College Colorado Springs Campus
R
Colorado Springs, Colorado
 

Remington College Colorado Springs Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$14,695 Tuition

 

  • 154enrollment
  • $18,657net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

National American University Colorado Springs South
N
Colorado Springs, CO
 

National American University Colorado Springs South

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$15,000 Tuition

 

  • 146enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

National American University Denver
N
Denver, CO
 

National American University Denver

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$12,600 Tuition

 

  • 38enrollment
  • $13,989net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Ecotech Institute
E
Aurora, CO
 

Ecotech Institute

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

$13,392 Tuition

 

  • 280enrollment
  • $20,133net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

National American University Centennial
N
Centennial, CO
 

National American University Centennial

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$15,000 Tuition

 

  • 129enrollment
  • $20,464net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA