Colorado Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Colorado by Out of State Tuition for 2022

Cheapest Colleges in Colorado by Out of State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in Colorado are listed by one year's out of state tuition list price for the 2020/2021 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Colorado? Leading the colleges list is Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs with an out of state tuition of $9,120.

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 Out of State Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#21 Adams State College

Alamosa, Public Not For Profit

$17,592 NA NA
#22 Fort Lewis College

Durango, Public Not For Profit

$17,712 36 39
#23 Platt College Aurora

Aurora, Private For Profit

$17,920 NA NA
#24 Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

Denver, Private For Profit

$18,555 NA NA
#25 Western State Colorado University

Gunnison, Public Not For Profit

$18,600 40 20
#26 University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Public Not For Profit

$18,760 NA NA
#27 University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, Public Not For Profit

$19,854 45 29
#28 Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, Public Not For Profit

$21,336 NA NA
#29 Metropolitan State College of Denver

Denver, Public Not For Profit

$22,510 24 2
#30 University of Colorado Denver

Denver, Public Not For Profit

$24,408 62 50
#31 Colorado State University Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Public Not For Profit

$28,147 64 65
#32 Johnson & Wales University Denver

Denver, Private Not For Profit

$33,054 NA NA
#33 Colorado Christian University

Lakewood, Private Not For Profit

$34,250 NA NA
#34 Naropa University

Boulder, Private Not For Profit

$34,400 NA NA
#35 University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Public Not For Profit

$36,546 69 57
#36 Colorado School of Mines

Golden, Public Not For Profit

$37,350 75 61
#37 Regis University

Denver, Private Not For Profit

$38,208 66 69
#38 University of Denver

Denver, Private Not For Profit

$52,596 82 79
#39 Colorado College

Colorado Springs, Private Not For Profit

$60,390 NA NA