Colorado In State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Colorado by In State Total Cost for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Colorado by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Colorado these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Colorado list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Colorado tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Colorado are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2018/2019 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Colorado? Leading the colleges list is Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs with an in state total cost of $15,118.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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Colorado's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 Colorado Mountain College

Glenwood Springs, Public Not For Profit

$15,118 NA NA
#2 University of Phoenix Southern Colorado Campus

Colorado Springs, Private For Profit

$16,332 NA NA
#3 University of Phoenix Colorado Campus

Lone Tree, Private For Profit

$16,470 NA NA
#4 Colorado Technical University Online

Colorado Springs, Private For Profit

$18,712 NA NA
#5 Adams State College

Alamosa, Public Not For Profit

$20,000 33 23
#6 Jones International University

Centennial, Private For Profit

$20,224 NA NA
#7 Remington College Colorado Springs Campus

Colorado Springs, Private Not For Profit

$20,374 NA NA
#8 Colorado State University Pueblo

Pueblo, Public Not For Profit

$20,947 35 20
#9 University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Public Not For Profit

$21,244 43 18
#10 Metropolitan State College of Denver

Denver, Public Not For Profit

$21,350 30 6
#11 Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, Public Not For Profit

$21,414 31 6
#12 Nazarene Bible College

Colorado Springs, Private Not For Profit

$21,580 NA NA
#13 American Sentinel University

Aurora, Private For Profit

$21,604 NA NA
#14 National American University Denver

Denver, Private For Profit

$21,747 NA NA
#15 Fort Lewis College

Durango, Public Not For Profit

$21,816 36 35
#16 Western State Colorado University

Gunnison, Public Not For Profit

$21,886 44 23
#17 University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, Public Not For Profit

$22,391 46 37
#18 Colorado Technical University Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Private For Profit

$22,462 NA NA
#19 Colorado Technical University Greenwood Village

Aurora, Private For Profit

$22,485 NA NA
#20 National American University Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Private For Profit

$23,532 NA NA