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92 Colleges
95,538 Yearly Graduations
$47,231 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,593 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly graduations, Colorado is ranked #19 in the country with 95,538 degrees handed out in 2019. 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.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
8,931 Yearly Degrees
$12,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 37,883 students at CU - Boulder in total, 31,098 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 28,877 are full-time. 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 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.

Public Public vs. Private
7,898 Yearly Degrees
$11,901 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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. It takes the average Colorado State undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

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

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,800 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
5,814 Yearly Degrees
$12,529 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 27,232 students at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs in total, 23,430 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 15,272 are full-time. It takes the average Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs is $27,900.

#4

Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
5,562 Yearly Degrees
$3,986 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from FRCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
5,482 Yearly Degrees
$9,335 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% 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.

#6

University of Denver

Denver, Colorado
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
4,315 Yearly Degrees
$52,515 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,774 undergraduates at DU, of which 5,478 are full-time, and there are 12,931 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at DU is 4.2 years.

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.

Roughly 41% of students at DU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,504 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#7

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
4,063 Yearly Degrees
$3,842 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,655 students at PPCC in total, 5,069 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

24% of PPCC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from PPCC is $25,500.

#8

Colorado State University - Global Campus

Greenwood Village, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
3,617 Yearly Degrees
$8,400 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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%.

Public Public vs. Private
3,576 Yearly Degrees
$8,151 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 19,194 undergraduates at MSU Denver, of which 12,250 are full-time, and there are 20,080 students altogether. For undergraduates at MSU Denver, the average graduation time is 5.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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.

#10

University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
3,021 Yearly Degrees
$9,987 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,930 students at University of Northern Colorado in total, 9,810 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,752 are full-time. 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. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Roughly 56% of students at University of Northern Colorado take out loans to pay for college. 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.

#11

Pueblo Community College

Pueblo, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
2,984 Yearly Degrees
$5,179 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pueblo Community College is $23,800.

#12

Regis University

Denver, Colorado
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,682 Yearly Degrees
$38,180 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Regis University is 6,908, of which 3,500 students 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 student loan default rate of 3.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $50,000 during the early-career years.

#13

Red Rocks Community College

Lakewood, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
2,674 Yearly Degrees
$4,263 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,942 undergraduates at Red Rocks Community College, of which 2,272 are full-time, and there are 7,008 students altogether. 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. 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.

#14

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
2,504 Yearly Degrees
$10,728 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,807 students at UCCS in total, 10,706 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,168 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UCCS is 4.6 years.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% 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.

#15

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
1,986 Yearly Degrees
$8,686 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,239 undergraduates at Colorado Mesa, of which 6,972 are full-time, and there are 9,373 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. 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.

#16

Aims Community College

Greeley, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
1,847 Yearly Degrees
$2,762 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,634 students at Aims Community College in total, 2,200 are full-time undergraduates. 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. The student loan default rate of 12.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#17

Colorado School of Mines

Golden, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
1,595 Yearly Degrees
$19,062 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,156 undergraduates at Mines, of which 4,930 are full-time, and there are 6,628 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Mines is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Of the accepted students, 67% are men and 33% are women.

43% of Mines students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,896 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $69,200 during the early-career years.

#18

Colorado Mountain College

Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
1,519 Yearly Degrees
$4,620 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

36% of Colorado Mountain College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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

#19

Arapahoe Community College

Littleton, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
1,509 Yearly Degrees
$3,921 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,110 full-time undergraduates at Arapahoe Community College, and 12,759 students altogether. 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. Arapahoe Community College has a 8.5% 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 Arapahoe Community College is $32,900.

#20

Community College of Denver

Denver, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
1,469 Yearly Degrees
$4,640 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,453 full-time undergraduates at CCD, and 8,232 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,100 during the early-career years.

#21

Colorado Christian University

Lakewood, Colorado
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,237 Yearly Degrees
$24,367 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,587 students at CCU in total, 6,539 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,737 are full-time. It takes the average CCU undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

55% of CCU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,863 a year. CCU has a 6.7% 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 CCU is $34,200.

#22

Aspen University

Denver, Colorado
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,164 Yearly Degrees
$3,920 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

Roughly 100% of students at Aspen University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,353 a year. Aspen University has a 8.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#23

American Sentinel University

Aurora, Colorado
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,023 Yearly Degrees
$11,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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 student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#24

United States Air Force Academy

USAF Academy, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
1,019 Yearly Degrees

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

The acceptance rate at USAFA is 12%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 73% of accepted students are men, and 27% are women.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
991 Yearly Degrees

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.

Roughly 68% of students at Escoffier - Boulder take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

Other Colorado Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Adams State University 949
27 Trinidad State Junior College 882
28 Community College of Aurora 866
29 Colorado State University - Pueblo 862
30 Pickens Technical College 746
31 Emily Griffith Technical College 716
32 Fort Lewis College 685
33 Northeastern Junior College 680
34 Intellitec College - Grand Junction 679
35 Lincoln College of Technology - Denver 609
36 Colorado College 605
37 Pima Medical Institute - Denver 599
38 Western Colorado University 564
39 Concorde Career College - Aurora 557
40 Pima Medical Institute - Colorado Springs 477
41 Otero Junior College 418
42 IBMC College 390
43 Denver College of Nursing 375
44 Johnson & Wales University - Denver 345
45 Intellitec College - Colorado Springs 311
46 Morgan Community College 302
47 Naropa University 270
48 Lamar Community College 269
49 Aveda Institute - Denver 268
50 Colorado Northwestern Community College 243
51 Pima Medical Institute - Aurora 239
52 Denver Seminary 209
53 International Salon and Spa Academy 205
54 Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design 184
55 Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology 173
56 Rocky Vista University 170
57 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Colorado Springs 159
58 Paul Mitchell the School Colorado Springs 132
59 Delta Montrose Technical College 131
60 New Dimensions Beauty Academy Inc 128
61 Colorado Media School 117
61 Paul Mitchell the School Denver 117
61 Taft University System 117
64 National Beauty College 108
65 College of International Esthetics Inc 93
66 Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology 88
67 Colorado School of Trades 84
68 Nazarene Bible College 81
69 Platt College - Aurora 66
70 Iliff School of Theology 64
71 The Salon Professional Academy - Colorado Springs 62
72 DeVry University - Colorado 61
73 Montessori Education Center of the Rockies 49
74 Rolf Institute of Structural Integration 48
75 United Beauty College 46
76 CollegeAmerica - Colorado Springs 44
77 Elevate Salon Institute - Westminster 43
78 CollegeAmerica - Denver 40
79 Empire Beauty School-Thornton 37
80 The Salon Professional Academy - Grand Junction 36
80 Stacey James Institute 36
82 Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado 33
83 Empire Beauty School-Littleton 31
84 Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology 28
85 Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture-Fort Collins 26
86 Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine 25
87 CollegeAmerica - Fort Collins 24
88 Xenon International Academy-Denver 20
89 Southwest Acupuncture College - Boulder 17
90 Empire Beauty School-Aurora 15
91 Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture 3
92 Montessori Casa International 0

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