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Colorado Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend community college in Colorado?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Colorado was $6,832 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of ($464) from the 2015-2016 average of $7,296 and represents a -6.36% annual decline. 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 4,999 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $3,574. Northeastern Junior College is the most expensive community school in Colorado with an in-state tuition of $4,467.

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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Colorado Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Aims Community College
Greeley, 2,157 Students
$2,538 - -
Arapahoe Community College
Littleton, 1,887 Students
$3,574 - -
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Rangely, 484 Students
$3,574 - -
Community College of Aurora
Aurora, 1,439 Students
$3,574 - -
Community College of Denver
Denver, 2,342 Students
$3,765 - -
Front Range Community College
Westminster, 4,999 Students
$3,574 - -
Lamar Community College
Lamar, 377 Students
$3,574 - -
Morgan Community College
Fort Morgan, 306 Students
$3,574 - -
Northeastern Junior College
Sterling, 851 Students
$4,467 - -
Otero Junior College
La Junta, 578 Students
$3,574 - -
Pikes Peak Community College
Colorado Springs, 4,916 Students
$3,574 - -
Pueblo Community College
Pueblo, 2,014 Students
$4,429 - -
Red Rocks Community College
Lakewood, 2,477 Students
$3,574 - -
Trinidad State Junior College
Trinidad, 682 Students
$4,467 - -