# Colorado Colleges

In terms of yearly graduations, Colorado is ranked #19 in the country with 95,538 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $11,808 per year to get their degree at a college in Colorado, while out of state students will pay an average of $17,586 per year.

An estimated 58% of college students in Colorado take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,898 per year.

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There are 35,338 students at CU - Boulder in total, 26,977 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at CU - Boulder is 4.4 years.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

32% of CU - Boulder students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,779 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from CU - Boulder with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Colorado State University - Fort Collins is 33,083, of which 22,154 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Colorado State is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 46% of students at Colorado State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,293 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Colorado State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs is 25,517, of which 14,445 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,795 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,900 during the early-career years.

There are 5,432 full-time undergraduates at FRCC, and 19,259 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at FRCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,148 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,400 during the early-career years.

The total student population at University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus is 24,839, of which 8,671 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at CU Anschutz, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 37% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,806 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,500 during the early-career years.

The total student population at University of Denver is 11,434, of which 5,494 students are full-time undergraduates. U of Denver has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 58%. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,504 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from U of Denver with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Pikes Peak Community College is 13,275, of which 4,885 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,074 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,500 during the early-career years.

There are 2,170 full-time undergraduates at Colorado State University - Global Campus, and 12,381 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 31 to 1.

Colorado State University - Global Campus has a 4.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

There are 20,304 students at MSU Denver in total, 12,759 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at MSU Denver, the average graduation time is 5.1 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,620 a year. MSU Denver has a 7.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MSU Denver is $34,100.

There are 13,399 students at University of Northern Colorado in total, 8,328 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average University of Northern Colorado undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,804 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,800 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Pueblo Community College is 5,991, of which 1,986 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

45% of Pueblo Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,035 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,800 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Regis University is 8,341, of which 2,378 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Regis U is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,554 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Regis U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $50,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Red Rocks Community College is 7,355, of which 2,340 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

18% of Red Rocks Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,086 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,200 during the early-career years.

There are 8,171 full-time undergraduates at UCCS, and 12,932 students altogether. It takes the average UCCS undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,314 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,600 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Colorado Mesa University is 9,591, of which 7,145 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Colorado Mesa, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,836 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Colorado Mesa is $30,700.

There are 2,127 full-time undergraduates at Aims Community College, and 5,982 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

11% of Aims Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,054 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 12.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Aims Community College is $28,900.

There are 6,209 students at Mines in total, 4,584 of which are full-time undergraduates. Mines has a freshman retention rate of 93%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 67% are men and 33% are women.

Roughly 43% of students at Mines take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,896 a year. Mines has a 1.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mines is $69,200.

The total student population at Colorado Mountain College is 5,934, of which 1,753 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 36% of students at Colorado Mountain College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,674 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,900 during the early-career years.

There are 12,421 students at Arapahoe Community College in total, 1,885 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,978 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,900 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Community College of Denver is 8,556, of which 2,441 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

24% of CCD students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,643 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CCD is $27,100.

The total student population at Colorado Christian University is 7,398, of which 1,840 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at CCU, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,863 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,200 during the early-career years.

There are 84 full-time undergraduates at Aspen University, and 4,973 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 100% of students at Aspen University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,353 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The total student population at American Sentinel University is 2,637, of which 80 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

American Sentinel University has a 2.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

There are 4,276 full-time undergraduates at USAFA, and 4,276 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Only 12% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 73% are men and 27% are women.

The total student population at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Boulder is 1,064, of which 1,064 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

68% of AESCA - Boulder students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,411 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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