Colleges in Colorado

Colorado has 39 private and 17 public 4-year colleges that enroll 217,751 freshman students every year. The average tuition of public colleges is $7,085 (for in-state students) and $19,949 (for out-of-state students). The private colleges charge around $22,283 per year in tuition regardless of residency.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, the state of Colorado provided $19,378,946 in financial aid to 5,814 students who enrolled in 4-year colleges for the first time as undergraduates, while the colleges themselves awarded $127,691,602 in grant and scholarships to 14,991 students.

Colorado receives 1.3% of the total pell grant allotment from the federal government. In 2016-2017 academic year, 8,297 4-year colleges freshmen were awarded a total amount of $35,542,474 in pell grant ($4,241 per student on average) and 13,278 students received a total amount of $75,142,953 in the form of student loan from the federal government ($6,281 per student on average).

4-year Colleges in Colorado

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Adams State University

Location: Alamosa, CO

Public $13,888 $5,736 $16,752
99%
American Sentinel University

Location: Aurora, CO

Private
for profit
Argosy University-Denver

Location: Denver, CO

Private
for profit
$13,056 $13,056
Open admission
Aspen University

Location: Denver, CO

Private
for profit
Open admission
CollegeAmerica-Colorado Springs

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Private
not for profit
$25,403
Open admission
CollegeAmerica-Denver

Location: Denver, CO

Private
not for profit
$24,450
Open admission
CollegeAmerica-Fort Collins

Location: Fort Collins, CO

Private
not for profit
$25,651
Open admission
Colorado Christian University

Location: Lakewood, CO

Private
not for profit
$25,049 $28,860 $28,860
Open admission
Colorado College

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Private
not for profit
$23,812 $50,472 $50,472
16%
Colorado Heights University

Location: Denver, CO

Private
not for profit
$8,160 $8,160
Open admission
Colorado Mesa University

Location: Grand Junction, CO

Public $13,529 $7,067 $18,228
83%
Colorado Mountain College

Location: Glenwood Springs, CO

Public $9,408 $3,048 $10,296
Open admission
Colorado School of Mines

Location: Golden, CO

Public $25,097 $15,690 $34,020
40%
Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Location: Denver, CO

Private
for profit
Colorado State University-Fort Collins

Location: Fort Collins, CO

Public $16,232 $8,716 $26,010
78%
Colorado State University-Global Campus

Location: Greenwood Village, CO

Public
Colorado State University-Pueblo

Location: Pueblo, CO

Public $12,887 $7,269 $21,851
96%
Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Private
for profit
$19,856 $10,240 $10,240
Open admission
Denver School of Nursing

Location: Denver, CO

Private
for profit
Denver Seminary

Location: Littleton, CO

Private
not for profit
DeVry University-Colorado

Location: Westminster, CO

Private
for profit
$28,699 $19,488 $19,488
94%
Fort Lewis College

Location: Durango, CO

Public $17,918 $6,360 $16,072
92%
Iliff School of Theology

Location: Denver, CO

Private
not for profit
Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture

Location: Louisville, CO

Private
not for profit
Johnson & Wales University-Denver

Location: Denver, CO

Private
not for profit
$23,765 $30,396 $30,396
85%
Metropolitan State University of Denver

Location: Denver, CO

Public $12,104 $5,693 $18,859
64%
Montessori Education Center of the Rockies

Location: Boulder, CO

Private
not for profit
$16,622 $7,750 $7,750
Naropa University

Location: Boulder, CO

Private
not for profit
$27,482 $31,000 $31,000
National American University-Centennial

Location: Centennial, CO

Private
for profit
$12,960 $12,960
Open admission
National American University-Colorado Springs

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Private
for profit
$12,960 $12,960
Open admission
National American University-Colorado Springs South

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Private
for profit
$18,759 $12,960 $12,960
Open admission
National American University-Westwood Teach-Out Site

Location: Aurora, CO

Private
for profit
Nazarene Bible College

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Private
not for profit
$10,800 $10,800
Open admission
Platt College-Aurora

Location: Aurora, CO

Private
for profit
$17,066 $17,066
Pueblo Community College

Location: Pueblo, CO

Public $12,744 $6,216 $13,680
Open admission
Red Rocks Community College

Location: Lakewood, CO

Public $7,636 $3,336 $13,464
Open admission
Regis University

Location: Denver, CO

Private
not for profit
$26,505 $34,100 $34,100
57%
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

Location: Lakewood, CO

Private
for profit
$23,693 $15,870 $15,870
Open admission
Rocky Vista University

Location: Parker, CO

Private
for profit
Southwest Acupuncture College-Boulder

Location: Boulder, CO

Private
for profit
Taft University System

Location: Denver, CO

Private
for profit
Open admission
The Art Institute of Colorado

Location: Denver, CO

Private
for profit
$21,712 $17,532 $17,532
Open admission
United States Air Force Academy

Location: USAFA, CO

Public
15%
University of Colorado Boulder

Location: Boulder, CO

Public $22,727 $9,768 $33,316
77%
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Public $15,248 $6,624 $17,352
93%
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

Location: Denver, CO

Public $13,751 $7,536 $23,232
61%
University of Denver

Location: Denver, CO

Private
not for profit
$32,940 $45,288 $45,288
53%
University of Northern Colorado

Location: Greeley, CO

Public $13,065 $6,906 $18,492
90%
University of Phoenix-Colorado

Location: Lone Tree, CO

Private
for profit
$17,695
Open admission
University of the Rockies

Location: Denver, CO

Private
for profit
Western State Colorado University

Location: Gunnison, CO

Public $15,780 $6,312 $17,616
92%

2-year Colleges in Colorado

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Academy of Natural Therapy Inc

Location: Greeley, CO

Private
for profit
$19,665 $17,500 $17,500
Open admission
Aims Community College

Location: Greeley, CO

Public $6,216 $2,538 $10,206
Open admission
Arapahoe Community College

Location: Littleton, CO

Public $8,620 $3,288 $13,488
Open admission
Aveda Institute-Denver

Location: Denver, CO

Private
for profit
$11,759 $19,200 $19,200
Open admission
Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology

Location: Denver, CO

Private
for profit
$23,041 $11,963 $11,963
32%
Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Private
for profit
$20,544 $10,766 $10,766
Colorado Northwestern Community College

Location: Rangely, CO

Public $12,099 $3,286 $5,626
Open admission
Colorado School of Healing Arts

Location: Lakewood, CO

Private
for profit
$26,497 $9,800 $9,800
Open admission
Colorado School of Trades

Location: Lakewood, CO

Private
for profit
$16,726 $20,520 $20,520
Open admission
Community College of Aurora

Location: Aurora, CO

Public $8,881 $3,286 $13,480
Open admission
Community College of Denver

Location: Denver, CO

Public $8,038 $3,286 $13,480
Open admission
Concorde Career College-Aurora

Location: Aurora, CO

Private
for profit
$23,359 $14,900 $14,900
86%
Delta Montrose Technical College

Location: Delta, CO

Public $3,850 $6,498 $6,498
Open admission
Ecotech Institute

Location: Aurora, CO

Private
for profit
$17,096
Open admission
Empire Beauty School-Aurora

Location: Aurora, CO

Private
for profit
$14,949 $13,200 $13,200
Open admission
Empire Beauty School-Littleton

Location: Littleton, CO

Private
for profit
$11,324 $18,756 $18,756
Open admission
Empire Beauty School-Thornton

Location: Thornton, CO

Private
for profit
$11,011 $18,756 $18,756
Open admission
Everest College-Colorado Springs

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Private
not for profit
$18,185
Open admission
Everest College-Thornton

Location: Thornton, CO

Private
not for profit
$16,632
Open admission
Front Range Community College

Location: Westminster, CO

Public $8,661 $3,288 $13,488
Open admission
Glenwood Beauty Academy

Location: Glenwood Springs, CO

Private
for profit
$13,662 $18,080 $18,080
Open admission
Hair Dynamics Education Center

Location: Fort Collins, CO

Private
for profit
$12,635 $16,500 $16,500
Open admission
IBMC College

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Private
for profit
$18,430 $32,640 $32,640
Open admission
IBMC College

Location: Fort Collins, CO

Private
for profit
$20,172 $12,600 $12,600
Open admission
Intellitec College-Colorado Springs

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Private
for profit
$16,504 $28,650 $28,650
Open admission
Intellitec College-Grand Junction

Location: Grand Junction, CO

Private
for profit
$25,223 $14,483 $14,483
Open admission
International Salon and Spa Academy

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Private
for profit
$11,935 $15,565 $15,565
Open admission
Lamar Community College

Location: Lamar, CO

Public $10,359 $3,288 $5,616
Open admission
Lincoln College of Technology-Denver

Location: Denver, CO

Private
for profit
$18,715 $30,568 $30,568
Open admission
Montage Academy

Location: Longmont, CO

Private
for profit
$17,400 $17,490 $17,490
Open admission
Morgan Community College

Location: Fort Morgan, CO

Public $6,822 $3,286 $13,480
Open admission
National Beauty College

Location: Denver, CO

Private
for profit
$6,149 $8,100 $8,100
Open admission
New Dimensions Beauty Academy Inc

Location: Parker, CO

Private
for profit
$13,735 $15,600 $15,600
Open admission
Northeastern Junior College

Location: Sterling, CO

Public $13,563 $4,107 $6,161
Open admission
Otero Junior College

Location: La Junta, CO

Public $10,750 $3,285 $5,625
Open admission
Paul Mitchell the School-Colorado Springs

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Private
for profit
$17,127 $15,600 $15,600
Open admission
Paul Mitchell the School-Denver

Location: Lakewood, CO

Private
for profit
$14,751 $14,500 $14,500
Open admission
Pickens Technical College

Location: Aurora, CO

Public $5,088 $2,280 $4,560
Open admission
Pikes Peak Community College

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Public $9,082 $3,286 $13,480
Open admission
Pima Medical Institute-Aurora

Location: Aurora, CO

Private
for profit
$20,474 $12,380 $12,380
Open admission
Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Private
for profit
$16,978 $12,380 $12,380
Open admission
Pima Medical Institute-Denver

Location: Denver, CO

Private
for profit
$20,463 $12,380 $12,380
Open admission
Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology

Location: Broomfield, CO

Private
for profit
$20,780 $15,480 $15,480
Open admission
Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology

Location: Westminster, CO

Private
for profit
$21,163
Open admission
The Salon Professional Academy-Colorado Springs

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Private
for profit
$15,660 $18,200 $18,200
Open admission
The Salon Professional Academy-Grand Junction

Location: Grand Junction, CO

Private
for profit
$10,570 $18,190 $18,190
Open admission
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Colorado Springs

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Private
for profit
$18,587 $15,860 $15,860
Open admission
Trinidad State Junior College

Location: Trinidad, CO

Public $11,156 $4,107 $7,032
Open admission
United Beauty College

Location: Denver, CO

Private
for profit
$6,860 $3,557 $3,557
Open admission
Xenon International Academy-Denver

Location: Aurora, CO

Private
for profit
$13,876 $16,600 $16,600
Open admission

Vocational & Trade Schools in Colorado

College Name College Type Net Price Tuition and Fees Acceptance rate
Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Boulder

Location: Boulder, CO

Private
for profit
$20,264 $25,280
Open admission
Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture-Fort Collins

Location: Loveland, CO

Private
for profit
$8,847 $17,000
Open admission
College of International Esthetics Inc

Location: Arvada, CO

Private
for profit
$14,009 $14,345
Open admission
Colorado Media School

Location: Lakewood, CO

Private
for profit
$23,203 $16,840
Open admission
Emily Griffith Technical College

Location: Denver, CO

Public $6,280 $8,752
Open admission
Healing Arts Institute

Location: Fort Collins, CO

Private
for profit
$23,145 $9,095
Open admission
Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado

Location: Denver, CO

Private
for profit
$31,916 $13,700
Open admission
Montessori Casa International

Location: Denver, CO

Private
not for profit
Open admission
National Personal Training Institute of Colorado

Location: Lakewood, CO

Private
for profit
$19,744 $9,890
Open admission
National Personal Training Institute of Colorado

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Private
for profit
$16,888 $9,890
Open admission
Rolf Institute of Structural Integration

Location: Boulder, CO

Private
not for profit
$36,420 $19,255
Utah College of Massage Therapy-Aurora

Location: Aurora, CO

Private
for profit
$20,634 $12,110
Open admission
Utah College of Massage Therapy-Westminster

Location: Westminster, CO

Private
for profit
$20,481 $12,160
Open admission