Public Colleges in Colorado

The 2023 Directory of Colorado Public Colleges and Costs

Colorado Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend public college in Colorado?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Colorado was $7,744 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $337 from the 2019-2020 average of $7,407 and represents a 4.55% annual increase. 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 31,369 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 $17,160.

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
Adams State College

Alamosa, Colorado

$5,976 NA NA
Aims Community College

Greeley, Colorado

$2,544 NA NA
Arapahoe Community College

Littleton, Colorado

$3,680 NA NA
Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, Colorado

$8,020 38 12
Colorado Mountain College

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

$4,560 NA NA
Colorado Northwestern Community College

Rangely, Colorado

$3,680 NA NA
Colorado School of Mines

Golden, Colorado

$17,160 75 61
Colorado State University Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado

$9,709 62 55
Colorado State University Pueblo

Pueblo, Colorado

$6,539 34 20
Community College of Aurora

Aurora, Colorado

$3,680 NA NA
Community College of Denver

Denver, Colorado

$3,680 NA NA
Fort Lewis College

Durango, Colorado

$7,056 37 43
Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado

$3,680 NA NA
Lamar Community College

Lamar, Colorado

$3,680 NA NA
Metropolitan State College of Denver

Denver, Colorado

$8,280 26 2
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