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 2016-2017 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 $11,858 from the 2015-2016 average of $0 and represents a ?% 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 27,494 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, 2,087 Students
$5,736 33 70
Aims Community College
Greeley, 1,783 Students
$2,538 n/a n/a
American Sentinel University
Aurora, 615 Students
$9,000 n/a n/a
Arapahoe Community College
Littleton, 1,974 Students
$3,288 n/a n/a
Argosy University Denver
Denver, 85 Students
$13,056 n/a n/a
Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology
Denver, 445 Students
$11,963 n/a n/a
Boulder College of Massage Therapy
Boulder, 81 Students
$15,200 n/a n/a
College America Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, 275 Students
$16,968 n/a n/a
College America Denver
Denver, 299 Students
$16,968 n/a n/a
College America Fort Collins
Fort Collins, 118 Students
$16,968 n/a n/a
Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology
Colorado Springs, 61 Students
$10,766 n/a n/a
Colorado Christian University
Lakewood, 1,856 Students
$28,860 n/a n/a
Colorado College
Colorado Springs, 2,107 Students
$50,472 n/a n/a
Colorado Heights University
Denver, 116 Students
$8,160 n/a n/a
Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, 7,253 Students
$7,067 22 40
Colorado Mountain College
Glenwood Springs, 1,903 Students
$3,048 n/a n/a
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Rangely, 538 Students
$3,286 n/a n/a
Colorado School of Healing Arts
Lakewood, 88 Students
$9,800 n/a n/a
Colorado School of Mines  Best Value
Golden, 5,524 Students
$15,690 90 72
Colorado State University Fort Collins
Fort Collins, 23,917 Students
$8,716 59 75