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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 $12,098 for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is $1,844 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 $240 from the 2015-2016 average of $11,858 and represents a 2.02% annual increase. The list of Colorado colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 62 colleges and universities in Colorado, the most popular being University of Colorado Boulder with 28,386 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $9,768. Colorado College is the most expensive in Colorado with an in-state tuition of $50,472.

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 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Explore Colorado Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Adams State College
Alamosa, 2,026 Students
$5,736 14 30
Aims Community College
Greeley, 1,978 Students
$2,538 - -
American Sentinel University
Aurora, 459 Students
$9,000 - -
Arapahoe Community College
Littleton, 1,837 Students
$3,288 - -
Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology
Denver, 411 Students
$11,963 - -
Boulder College of Massage Therapy
Boulder, 81 Students
$15,200 - -
College America Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, 236 Students
$16,968 - -
College America Denver
Denver, 201 Students
$16,968 - -
College America Fort Collins
Fort Collins, 115 Students
$16,968 - -
Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology
Colorado Springs, 72 Students
$10,766 - -
Colorado Christian University
Lakewood, 2,179 Students
$28,860 - -
Colorado College
Colorado Springs, 2,097 Students
$50,472 - -
Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, 7,304 Students
$7,067 25 48
Colorado Mountain College
Glenwood Springs, 1,823 Students
$3,048 - -
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Rangely, 538 Students
$3,286 - -
Colorado School of Healing Arts
Lakewood, 66 Students
$9,800 - -
Colorado School of Mines  Best Value
Golden, 5,487 Students
$15,690 89 71
Colorado State University Fort Collins
Fort Collins, 25,113 Students
$8,716 60 76
Colorado State University Pueblo
Pueblo, 3,833 Students
$7,269 18 34
Colorado Technical University Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, 16,289 Students
$10,240 - -

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