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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. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Colorado is $11,458 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $18,692 a year.

An estimated 44% of college students in Colorado take out loans, with the average 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

The total student population at University of Northern Colorado is 13,437, of which 10,232 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,064 are full-time. 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. 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 average amount of student loans is $5,804 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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 25,645, of which 16,443 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,980 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students 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 student loan default rate of 3.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

The total student population at Front Range Community College is 18,880, which includes 4,999 full-time undergraduates. 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%.

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 3,961 undergraduates at Regis U, of which 2,373 are full-time, and there are 7,907 students altogether. 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%. Around 33% of accepted students 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 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.

#5

Pikes Peak Community College

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

There are 13,204 students at PPCC in total, 4,916 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 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

There are 11,952 students at DU in total, 5,801 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,563 are full-time. For undergraduates at DU, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

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

41% of DU students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from DU is $44,500.

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

There are 25,962 undergraduates at Colorado State, of which 22,527 are full-time, and there are 33,478 students altogether. For undergraduates at Colorado State, the average graduation time 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.

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.

#8

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

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

There are 13,123 students at UCCS in total, 10,951 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,270 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. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Roughly 47% of students at UCCS take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,314 a year. UCCS has a 5.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UCCS with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

University of Colorado Boulder

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

There are 30,159 undergraduates at CU - Boulder, of which 28,034 are full-time, and there are 36,681 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at CU - Boulder is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Of the accepted students, 50% 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 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.

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

There are 20,192 students at MSU Denver in total, 19,437 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 12,673 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at MSU Denver 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.

Roughly 36% of students at MSU Denver take out loans to pay for college. 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,100 during the early-career years.

#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 8,054 undergraduates at Colorado State University - Global Campus, of which 2,047 are full-time, and there are 12,476 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 31 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 4.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#12

Colorado Christian University

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

There are 7,625 students at CCU in total, 6,677 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,824 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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#13

Adams State University

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

There are 3,110 students at Adams State in total, 1,997 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,483 are full-time. It takes the average Adams State undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,877 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Adams State is $26,700.

#14

Red Rocks Community College

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

The total student population at Red Rocks Community College is 7,384, of which 7,322 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,415 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. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar 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

There are 2,342 full-time undergraduates at CCD, and 7,887 students altogether. 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.

#16

Pueblo Community College

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

There are 2,014 full-time undergraduates at Pueblo Community College, and 6,197 students altogether. 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%.

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 5,688 students at Colorado Mountain College in total, 1,679 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%.

Students who graduate from Colorado Mountain College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Aspen University

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

There are 5,424 students at Aspen University in total, 3,389 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 401 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

100% of Aspen University students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

#19

Western Colorado University

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

There are 2,606 undergraduates at Western, of which 1,883 are full-time, and there are 3,034 students altogether. For undergraduates at Western, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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. The student loan default rate of 7.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

There are 63 students at MECR in total, 17 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 17 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted.

Roughly 17% of students at MECR take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,500 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#21

Colorado Mesa University

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

There are 9,365 undergraduates at Colorado Mesa, of which 7,079 are full-time, and there are 9,492 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Colorado Mesa is 4.8 years.

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

62% of Colorado Mesa students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,836 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar 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.

#22

Trinidad State Junior College

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

The total student population at Trinidad State Junior College is 1,542, which includes 682 full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,900 during the early-career years.

#23

Fort Lewis College

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

The total student population at Fort Lewis College is 3,319, of which 3,272 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,883 are full-time. For undergraduates at FLC, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

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

48% of FLC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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

The total student population at Community College of Aurora is 7,981, which includes 1,439 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,100 during the early-career years.

#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 2,114 undergraduates at Colorado College, of which 2,098 are full-time, and there are 2,144 students altogether. For undergraduates at Colorado College, the average graduation time 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.

Approximately 25% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,499 a year. Colorado College has a 2.2% 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 Colorado College is $34,000.

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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