Colorado Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend public college in Colorado?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Colorado was $7,253 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $768 from the 2015-2016 average of $6,485 and represents a 11.84% 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 28,386 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $10,248. Colorado School of Mines is the most expensive public school in Colorado with an in-state tuition of $16,170.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore Colorado Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Adams State College
Alamosa, 2,026 Students
$5,736 14 30
Aims Community College
Greeley, 1,978 Students
$2,538 - -
Arapahoe Community College
Littleton, 1,837 Students
$3,470 - -
Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, 7,304 Students
$7,560 25 48
Colorado Mountain College
Glenwood Springs, 1,823 Students
$3,528 - -
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Rangely, 538 Students
$3,469 - -
Colorado School of Mines  Best Value
Golden, 5,487 Students
$16,170 89 71
Colorado State University Fort Collins
Fort Collins, 25,113 Students
$9,152 60 76
Colorado State University Pueblo
Pueblo, 3,833 Students
$7,705 18 34
Community College of Aurora
Aurora, 1,466 Students
$3,264 - -
Community College of Denver
Denver, 2,379 Students
$3,470 - -
Fort Lewis College
Durango, 3,178 Students
$6,720 27 40
Front Range Community College
Westminster, 5,406 Students
$3,470 - -
Lamar Community College
Lamar, 404 Students
$3,470 - -
Metropolitan State College of Denver
Denver, 12,792 Students
$6,062 36 75
Morgan Community College
Fort Morgan, 327 Students
$3,469 - -
Northeastern Junior College
Sterling, 922 Students
$4,337 - -
Otero Junior College
La Junta, 637 Students
$3,469 - -
Pikes Peak Community College
Colorado Springs, 4,842 Students
$3,469 - -
Pueblo Community College
Pueblo, 1,900 Students
$4,300 - -