Colorado Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2016

How much does it cost to attend college in Colorado?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Colorado was $11,858 for the 2015-2016 academic year. This is $1,728 lower than the U.S. average and ranks Colorado in the middle of the pack as the 32nd most expensive and 21st most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $10 from the 2014-2015 average of $11,848 and represents a 0.08% annual increase. The list of Colorado colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 72 colleges and universities in Colorado, the most popular being University of Colorado Boulder with 26,675 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $9,312. Colorado College is the most expensive in Colorado with an in-state tuition of $48,576.

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 guide.

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 2015-2016 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Explore Colorado Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Adams State College
Alamosa, 2,118 Students
$5,448 34 71
Aims Community College
Greeley, 1,851 Students
$2,538 n/a n/a
American Sentinel University
Aurora, 514 Students
$9,000 n/a n/a
Arapahoe Community College
Littleton, 1,618 Students
$3,132 n/a n/a
Argosy University Denver
Denver, 100 Students
$13,464 n/a n/a
Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology
Denver, 489 Students
$11,588 n/a n/a
Boulder College of Massage Therapy
Boulder, 81 Students
$15,200 n/a n/a
College America Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, 350 Students
$16,968 n/a n/a
College America Denver
Denver, 407 Students
$16,968 n/a n/a
College America Fort Collins
Fort Collins, 133 Students
$16,968 n/a n/a
Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology
Colorado Springs, 51 Students
$10,766 n/a n/a
Colorado Christian University
Lakewood, 1,717 Students
$27,486 n/a n/a
Colorado College
Colorado Springs, 2,051 Students
$48,576 n/a n/a
Colorado Heights University
Denver, 138 Students
$6,600 n/a n/a
Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, 7,004 Students
$6,706 20 35
Colorado Mountain College
Glenwood Springs, 1,869 Students
$2,568 n/a n/a
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Rangely, 528 Students
$3,132 n/a n/a
Colorado School of Healing Arts
Lakewood, 107 Students
$12,600 n/a n/a
Colorado School of Mines  Best Value
Golden, 5,394 Students
$15,225 87 71
Colorado State University Fort Collins
Fort Collins, 23,610 Students
$8,301 60 75

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