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36 Colleges
4,511 Yearly Graduations
$45,833 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,035 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly teaching graduations, Colorado is ranked #27 in the country with 4,511 degrees handed out in 2019. Colorado colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $11,458 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $18,692 per year.

About 44% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,009 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Northern Colorado

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

There are 9,810 undergraduates at University of Northern Colorado, of which 7,752 are full-time, and there are 12,930 students altogether. 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.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,804 a year. University of Northern Colorado has a 5.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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

Public Public vs. Private
444 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. CU Anschutz has a 3.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CU Anschutz with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
360 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.

#4

Regis University

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

There are 6,908 students at Regis U in total, 3,500 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,191 are full-time. It takes the average Regis U undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

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.

Roughly 59% of students at Regis U take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%!

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.

#5

Pikes Peak Community College

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

There are 5,069 full-time undergraduates at PPCC, and 13,655 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount 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.

#6

University of Denver

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

The total student population at University of Denver is 12,931, of which 5,774 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,478 are full-time. 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 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%!

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

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

There are 25,789 undergraduates at Colorado State, of which 22,247 are full-time, and there are 33,426 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 3.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#8

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

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

The total student population at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is 12,807, of which 10,706 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,168 are full-time. 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.

47% of UCCS students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UCCS is $34,600.

#9

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
162 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. 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. CU - Boulder has a 3.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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.

Public Public vs. Private
149 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. 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.

#11

Colorado State University - Global Campus

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

There are 12,670 students at Colorado State University - Global Campus in total, 8,114 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,796 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 31 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

#12

Colorado Christian University

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

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.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from CCU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Adams State University

Alamosa, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
125 Yearly Degrees
$9,523 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,114 students at Adams State in total, 1,955 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,362 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Around 99% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

53% of Adams State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,877 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Adams State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Red Rocks Community College

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

There are 7,008 students at Red Rocks Community College in total, 6,942 of which 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 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Red Rocks Community College is $30,200.

#15

Community College of Denver

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

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.

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%.

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

#16

Pueblo Community College

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

There are 6,545 students at Pueblo Community College in total, 1,954 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 45% of students at Pueblo Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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

#17

Colorado Mountain College

Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
95 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.

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%.

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

#18

Aspen University

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

The total student population at Aspen University is 6,893, of which 4,537 students are undergraduates and of those, 802 are full-time. 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 average amount of student loans is $3,353 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#19

Western Colorado University

Gunnison, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
62 Yearly Degrees
$10,437 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,073 undergraduates at Western, of which 1,755 are full-time, and there are 3,487 students altogether. It takes the average Western undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Around 52% of accepted students are men, and 48% are women.

56% of Western students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,283 a year. Western has a 7.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Western with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
49 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Montessori Education Center of the Rockies is 64, of which 21 students are undergraduates and of those, 21 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,500 a year. MECR has a 1.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#21

Colorado Mesa University

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

There are 9,373 students at Colorado Mesa in total, 9,239 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,972 are full-time. It takes the average Colorado Mesa undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 62% of students at Colorado Mesa take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,836 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Colorado Mesa with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Trinidad State Junior College

Trinidad, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
34 Yearly Degrees
$4,052 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 716 full-time undergraduates at Trinidad State Junior College, and 1,621 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at Trinidad State Junior College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,964 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Trinidad State Junior College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Fort Lewis College

Durango, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
31 Yearly Degrees
$8,872 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,300 students at FLC in total, 3,220 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,862 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,810 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from FLC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Community College of Aurora

Aurora, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
29 Yearly Degrees
$3,840 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,597 students at CCA in total, 1,563 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at CCA take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,028 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CCA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Colorado College

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
29 Yearly Degrees
$58,086 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,123 students at Colorado College in total, 2,098 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,089 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Colorado College is 4.0 years.

The acceptance rate at Colorado College is 15%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

25% of Colorado College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,499 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Colorado College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Colorado Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Taft University System 28
27 Colorado State University - Pueblo 19
28 Colorado Northwestern Community College 15
29 Naropa University 9
30 Northeastern Junior College 5
31 Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design 4
32 Aims Community College 3
33 Otero Junior College 0
33 Montessori Casa International 0
33 Nazarene Bible College 0
33 DeVry University - Colorado 0

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