Colorado Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Colorado by Out of State Total Cost for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Colorado by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Colorado but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Colorado for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 out of 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 out of 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 University of Phoenix Southern Colorado Campus in Colorado Springs with an out of state total cost of $16,332.

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 Out of State Total Cost
College Out of State Total Cost Rating Value
#21 Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

Denver, Private For Profit

$31,758 NA NA
#22 Fort Lewis College

Durango, Public Not For Profit

$32,472 36 35
#23 University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Public Not For Profit

$33,340 43 18
#24 Western State Colorado University

Gunnison, Public Not For Profit

$33,358 44 23
#25 Colorado State University Pueblo

Pueblo, Public Not For Profit

$34,256 35 20
#26 Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, Public Not For Profit

$34,347 31 6
#27 University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, Public Not For Profit

$34,649 46 37
#28 Metropolitan State College of Denver

Denver, Public Not For Profit

$34,927 30 6
#29 Platt College Aurora

Aurora, Private For Profit

$35,743 NA NA
#30 University of Colorado Denver

Denver, Public Not For Profit

$40,873 62 46
#31 Colorado State University Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Public Not For Profit

$44,252 64 59
#32 Naropa University

Boulder, Private Not For Profit

$45,283 NA NA
#33 Colorado Christian University

Lakewood, Private Not For Profit

$45,776 NA NA
#34 Johnson & Wales University Denver

Denver, Private Not For Profit

$47,696 NA NA
#35 Regis University

Denver, Private Not For Profit

$52,440 62 58
#36 University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Public Not For Profit

$54,296 70 54
#37 Colorado School of Mines

Golden, Public Not For Profit

$55,473 77 68
#38 University of Denver

Denver, Private Not For Profit

$67,152 81 78
#39 Colorado College

Colorado Springs, Private Not For Profit

$72,282 NA NA