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Cheapest Colleges in Colorado by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Colorado these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Colorado list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Colorado tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Colorado are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2016/2017 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Colorado? Leading the colleges list is Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs with an in state total cost of $14,761.

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 rating methodology.

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.

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Colorado's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$14,761
In State Total Cost
1) Colorado Mountain College
Glenwood Springs, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,332
In State Total Cost
2) University of Phoenix Southern Colorado Campus
Colorado Springs, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,470
In State Total Cost
3) University of Phoenix Colorado Campus
Lone Tree, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$17,824
In State Total Cost
4) Metropolitan State College of Denver
Denver, Public Not For Profit
36 75
$18,712
In State Total Cost
5) Colorado Technical University Online
Colorado Springs, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$19,051
In State Total Cost
6) American Sentinel University
Aurora, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$19,503
In State Total Cost
7) Adams State College
Alamosa, Public Not For Profit
14 30
$19,742
In State Total Cost
8) University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, Public Not For Profit
36 62
$19,939
In State Total Cost
9) Western State Colorado University
Gunnison, Public Not For Profit
31 52
$19,955
In State Total Cost
10) Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, Public Not For Profit
25 48
$20,216
In State Total Cost
11) Fort Lewis College
Durango, Public Not For Profit
27 40
$20,224
In State Total Cost
12) Jones International University
Centennial, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$20,374
In State Total Cost
13) Remington College Colorado Springs Campus
Colorado Springs, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$20,569
In State Total Cost
14) Colorado State University Pueblo
Pueblo, Public Not For Profit
18 34
$21,008
In State Total Cost
15) University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, Public Not For Profit
36 64
$21,029
In State Total Cost
16) Argosy University Denver
Denver, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$21,747
In State Total Cost
17) National American University Denver
Denver, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$21,795
In State Total Cost
18) Colorado Technical University Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$22,143
In State Total Cost
19) National American University Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$22,143
In State Total Cost
20) National American University Centennial
Centennial, Private For Profit
n/a n/a