Public Colleges in Colorado

The 2021 Directory of Colorado Public Colleges and Costs

Colorado Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2021

How much does it cost to attend public college in Colorado?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Colorado was $7,407 for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is a change of ($100) from the 2018-2019 average of $7,507 and represents a -1.33% annual decline. The list of Colorado public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Colorado and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 28 public colleges and universities in Colorado, the most popular being University of Colorado Boulder with 30,730 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $10,728. Colorado School of Mines is the most expensive public school in Colorado with an in-state tuition of $16,650.

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

Explore Colorado Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Adams State College

Alamosa, Colorado

$5,736 33 23
Aims Community College

Greeley, Colorado

$2,544 NA NA
Arapahoe Community College

Littleton, Colorado

$3,574 NA NA
Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, Colorado

$7,787 31 6
Colorado Mountain College

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

$4,320 NA NA
Colorado Northwestern Community College

Rangely, Colorado

$3,574 NA NA
Colorado School of Mines

Golden, Colorado

$16,650 77 68
Colorado State University Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado

$9,426 64 59
Colorado State University Pueblo

Pueblo, Colorado

$6,349 35 20
Community College of Aurora

Aurora, Colorado

$3,574 NA NA
Community College of Denver

Denver, Colorado

$3,765 NA NA
Fort Lewis College

Durango, Colorado

$7,056 36 35
Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado

$3,574 NA NA
Lamar Community College

Lamar, Colorado

$3,574 NA NA
Metropolitan State College of Denver

Denver, Colorado

$6,432 30 6
Morgan Community College

Fort Morgan, Colorado

$3,574 NA NA
Northeastern Junior College

Sterling, Colorado

$4,467 NA NA
Otero Junior College

La Junta, Colorado

$3,574 NA NA
Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, Colorado

$3,574 NA NA
Pueblo Community College

Pueblo, Colorado

$4,429 NA NA