Community Colleges in Colorado

The 2023 Directory of Colorado Community Colleges and Costs

Colorado Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend community college in Colorado?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Colorado was $7,195 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $938 from the 2019-2020 average of $6,257 and represents a 14.99% annual increase. The list of Colorado community colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, provide an excellent money saving opportunity for those concerned with college costs. Many students are choosing to begin their education at community colleges for two years, taking advantage of their lower cost. Then after two years transferring to a full four year institution to pursue a full bachelors degree or higher. Most community colleges also have the benefit of open admission policies.  

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 14 community colleges and universities in Colorado, the most popular being Front Range Community College with 4,305 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $3,680. Northeastern Junior College is the most expensive community school in Colorado with an in-state tuition of $4,601.

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.

<Academic 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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Colorado Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Aims Community College

Greeley, Colorado

$2,544 NA NA
Arapahoe Community College

Littleton, Colorado

$3,680 NA NA
Colorado Northwestern Community College

Rangely, Colorado

$3,680 NA NA
Community College of Aurora

Aurora, Colorado

$3,680 NA NA
Community College of Denver

Denver, Colorado

$3,680 NA NA
Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado

$3,680 NA NA
Lamar Community College

Lamar, Colorado

$3,680 NA NA
Morgan Community College

Fort Morgan, Colorado

$3,680 NA NA
Northeastern Junior College

Sterling, Colorado

$4,601 NA NA
Otero Junior College

La Junta, Colorado

$3,680 NA NA
Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, Colorado

$3,680 NA NA
Pueblo Community College

Pueblo, Colorado

$3,680 NA NA
Red Rocks Community College

Lakewood, Colorado

$3,680 NA NA
Trinidad State Junior College

Trinidad, Colorado

$4,600 NA NA