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# Colorado Colleges

Colorado ranked #19 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2019. Around 95,538 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Colorado is $11,808 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $17,586 a 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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The total student population at University of Colorado Boulder is 37,883, of which 31,098 students are undergraduates and of those, 28,877 are full-time. For undergraduates at CU - Boulder, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

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

Roughly 32% of students at CU - Boulder take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,779 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CU - Boulder is $39,100.

The total student population at Colorado State University - Fort Collins is 33,426, of which 25,789 students are undergraduates and of those, 22,247 are full-time. 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%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Colorado State is $36,800.

The total student population at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs is 27,232, of which 23,430 students are undergraduates and of those, 15,272 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

75% of Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 19,283 students at FRCC in total, 4,937 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

30% of FRCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from FRCC is $30,400.

The total student population at University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus is 24,910, of which 15,818 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,857 are full-time. It takes the average CU Anschutz undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

37% of CU Anschutz students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CU Anschutz is $41,500.

There are 5,774 undergraduates at DU, of which 5,478 are full-time, and there are 12,931 students altogether. DU has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 58% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,500 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Pikes Peak Community College is 13,655, which includes 5,069 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%.

Students who graduate from PPCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Colorado State University - Global Campus is 12,670, of which 8,114 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,796 are full-time. 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%.

The total student population at Metropolitan State University of Denver is 20,080, of which 19,194 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,250 are full-time. 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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from MSU Denver with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 9,810 undergraduates at University of Northern Colorado, of which 7,752 are full-time, and there are 12,930 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Northern Colorado is 4.5 years.

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 typical student loan amount is $5,804 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of Northern Colorado is $33,800.

The total student population at Pueblo Community College is 6,545, which includes 1,954 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from Pueblo Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 6,908 students at Regis U in total, 3,500 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,191 are full-time. For undergraduates at Regis U, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Regis U is $50,000.

The total student population at Red Rocks Community College is 7,008, of which 6,942 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,272 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,086 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Red Rocks Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 10,706 undergraduates at UCCS, of which 8,168 are full-time, and there are 12,807 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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

47% of UCCS students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,314 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

There are 9,373 students at Colorado Mesa in total, 9,239 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,972 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Colorado Mesa is 4.8 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

62% of Colorado Mesa students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,836 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,700 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Aims Community College is 6,634, which includes 2,200 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 11% of students at Aims Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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

The total student population at Colorado School of Mines is 6,628, of which 5,156 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,930 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Around 67% of accepted students 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.

There are 1,662 full-time undergraduates at Colorado Mountain College, and 5,636 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

The total student population at Arapahoe Community College is 12,759, which includes 2,110 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 27% of students at Arapahoe Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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 8,232, which includes 2,453 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from CCD with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Colorado Christian University is 7,587, of which 6,539 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,737 are full-time. It takes the average CCU undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 55% of students at CCU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,863 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CCU is $34,200.

There are 4,537 undergraduates at Aspen University, of which 802 are full-time, and there are 6,893 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

There are 2,724 students at American Sentinel University in total, 1,420 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 143 are full-time. It takes the average American Sentinel University undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

There are 4,304 full-time undergraduates at USAFA, and 4,304 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at USAFA is 94%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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

There are 3,673 students at Escoffier - Boulder in total, 3,673 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

68% of Escoffier - 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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