Colorado In State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Colorado by In State Total Cost for 2022

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 2020/2021 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 $16,011.

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 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 academic year.

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Colorado's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#21 National American University Centennial

Centennial, Private For Profit

$23,559 NA NA
#22 National American University Colorado Springs South

Colorado Springs, Private For Profit

$23,559 NA NA
#23 Colorado State University Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Public Not For Profit

$23,801 64 65
#24 College America Denver

Denver, Private For Profit

$24,088 NA NA
#25 College America Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Private For Profit

$24,088 NA NA
#26 College America Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Private For Profit

$24,088 NA NA
#27 DeVry University Colorado

Westminster, Private For Profit

$24,345 NA NA
#28 University of Colorado Denver

Denver, Public Not For Profit

$24,581 62 50
#29 University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Public Not For Profit

$28,886 69 57
#30 Denver School of Nursing

Denver, Private For Profit

$28,932 NA NA
#31 Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

Denver, Private For Profit

$32,493 NA NA
#32 Colorado School of Mines

Golden, Public Not For Profit

$35,320 75 61
#33 Platt College Aurora

Aurora, Private For Profit

$36,333 NA NA
#34 Naropa University

Boulder, Private Not For Profit

$46,993 NA NA
#35 Colorado Christian University

Lakewood, Private Not For Profit

$47,444 NA NA
#36 Johnson & Wales University Denver

Denver, Private Not For Profit

$47,696 NA NA
#37 Regis University

Denver, Private Not For Profit

$53,196 66 69
#38 University of Denver

Denver, Private Not For Profit

$68,953 82 79
#39 Colorado College

Colorado Springs, Private Not For Profit

$75,496 NA NA