Colorado Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend public college in Colorado?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Colorado was $7,507 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $1,022 from the 2015-2016 average of $6,485 and represents a 15.76% 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 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.

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, 1,878 Students
$5,736 10 -
Aims Community College
Greeley, 2,157 Students
$2,538 - -
Arapahoe Community College
Littleton, 1,887 Students
$3,574 - -
Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, 7,108 Students
$7,787 26 46
Colorado Mountain College
Glenwood Springs, 1,679 Students
$4,320 - -
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Rangely, 484 Students
$3,574 - -
Colorado School of Mines  Best Value
Golden, 5,801 Students
$16,650 87 70
Colorado State University Fort Collins
Fort Collins, 25,601 Students
$9,426 58 70
Colorado State University Pueblo
Pueblo, 3,526 Students
$7,936 22 31
Community College of Aurora
Aurora, 1,439 Students
$3,574 - -
Community College of Denver
Denver, 2,342 Students
$3,765 - -
Fort Lewis College
Durango, 2,896 Students
$7,056 30 41
Front Range Community College
Westminster, 4,999 Students
$3,574 - -
Lamar Community College
Lamar, 377 Students
$3,574 - -
Metropolitan State College of Denver
Denver, 13,182 Students
$6,245 36 66
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 - -