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 $11,848 for the 2014-2015 academic year. This is $1,418 lower than the U.S. average and ranks Colorado in the middle of the pack as the 31st most expensive and 22nd most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $481 from the 2012-2013 average of $11,367 and represents a 4.23% 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 26,718 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $9,048. Colorado College is the most expensive in Colorado with an in-state tuition of $46,000.

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 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Explore Colorado Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Adams State College
Alamosa, 2,241 Students
$5,160 35 68
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
$3,195 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
$11,213 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
$16,968 n/a n/a
College America Denver
Denver, 700 Students
$16,968 n/a n/a
College America Fort Collins
Fort Collins, 288 Students
$16,968 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
$25,930 n/a n/a
Colorado College  Best Value
Colorado Springs, 2,027 Students
$46,000 96 74
Colorado Heights University
Denver, 92 Students
$6,000 n/a n/a
Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, 6,755 Students
$6,357 21 35
Colorado Mountain College
Glenwood Springs, 1,797 Students
$2,424 n/a n/a
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Rangely, 506 Students
$3,394 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
$14,790 87 72
Colorado State University Fort Collins
Fort Collins, 24,023 Students
$7,868 61 77

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