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Cheapest Colleges in Colorado by In State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in Colorado are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2016/2017 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Colorado? Leading the colleges list is Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs with an in state tuition of $3,048.

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 Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$3,048
In State Tuition
1) Colorado Mountain College
Glenwood Springs, Public Not For Profit
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$5,693
In State Tuition
2) Metropolitan State College of Denver
Denver, Public Not For Profit
36 75
$5,736
In State Tuition
3) Adams State College
Alamosa, Public Not For Profit
14 30
$6,312
In State Tuition
4) Western State Colorado University
Gunnison, Public Not For Profit
31 52
$6,360
In State Tuition
5) Fort Lewis College
Durango, Public Not For Profit
27 40
$6,624
In State Tuition
6) University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, Public Not For Profit
36 62
$6,906
In State Tuition
7) University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, Public Not For Profit
36 64
$7,067
In State Tuition
8) Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, Public Not For Profit
25 48
$7,269
In State Tuition
9) Colorado State University Pueblo
Pueblo, Public Not For Profit
18 34
$7,536
In State Tuition
10) University of Colorado Denver
Denver, Public Not For Profit
54 75
$8,716
In State Tuition
11) Colorado State University Fort Collins
Fort Collins, Public Not For Profit
60 76
$9,000
In State Tuition
12) American Sentinel University
Aurora, Private For Profit
- -
$9,342
In State Tuition
13) University of Phoenix Southern Colorado Campus
Colorado Springs, Private For Profit
- -
$9,480
In State Tuition
14) University of Phoenix Colorado Campus
Lone Tree, Private For Profit
- -
$9,768
In State Tuition
15) University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Public Not For Profit
66 68
$10,240
In State Tuition
16) Colorado Technical University Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, Private For Profit
- -
$10,800
In State Tuition
17) Nazarene Bible College
Colorado Springs, Private Not For Profit
- -
$11,281
In State Tuition
18) Colorado Technical University Online
Colorado Springs, Private For Profit
- -
$11,293
In State Tuition
19) Colorado Technical University Greenwood Village
Aurora, Private For Profit
- -
$12,600
In State Tuition
20) National American University Denver
Denver, Private For Profit
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