Colorado Colleges, Cost and Affordability

How much does it costs to attend college in Colorado?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Colorado was $12,768 for the 2013-2014 academic year. This is $1,283 lower than the U.S. average and ranks Colorado as the 31st most expensive and 22nd most affordable state or district to attend college. Our list of Colorado colleges below provides school specific costs.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 72 colleges and universities in Colorado, the most popular being University of Colorado Boulder with 26,718 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $8,760. Colorado College is the most expensive in Colorado with an in-state tuition of $43,812.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Colorado colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Colorado or cheap Colorado colleges.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Explore Colorado Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Adams State College
Alamosa, 2,241 Students
$4,872 35 69
Aims Community College
Greeley, 2,185 Students
$2,538 n/a n/a
American Sentinel University
Aurora, 152 Students
$9,480 n/a n/a
Arapahoe Community College
Littleton, 2,607 Students
$2,868 n/a n/a
Argosy University Denver
Denver, 327 Students
$13,464 n/a n/a
Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology
Denver, 802 Students
$10,800 n/a n/a
Boulder College of Massage Therapy
Boulder, 81 Students
$15,200 n/a n/a
College America Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, 605 Students
$17,211 n/a n/a
College America Denver
Denver, 700 Students
$17,211 n/a n/a
College America Fort Collins
Fort Collins, 288 Students
$17,211 n/a n/a
Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology
Colorado Springs, 9 Students
$14,375 n/a n/a
Colorado Christian University
Lakewood, 1,570 Students
$24,696 n/a n/a
Colorado College  Best Value
Colorado Springs, 2,027 Students
$43,812 96 76
Colorado Heights University
Denver, 92 Students
$5,208 n/a n/a
Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, 6,755 Students
$6,008 21 36
Colorado Mountain College
Glenwood Springs, 1,797 Students
$2,280 n/a n/a
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Rangely, 506 Students
$2,906 n/a n/a
Colorado School of Healing Arts
Lakewood, 118 Students
$12,600 n/a n/a
Colorado School of Mines  Best Value
Golden, 4,861 Students
$14,400 87 76
Colorado State University Fort Collins
Fort Collins, 24,023 Students
$7,494 61 79

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