Best colleges in Colorado

Pike's Peak or Bust

Discover why Colorado is one of the happiest states in the country

Colorado's state motto is "come to life," which seems appropriate considering the state is home to a national park, majestic mountain towns and a multitude of family-friendly events. It's also a great place for a fresh start. With over 16 community, state and private colleges, and 200,000 students, many come to the center of the states for a totally revamped life experience. Many big-name companies are headquartered in Colorado, including Coors, Crocs, Dish Network, Hitachi Software and MediaNews Group. So naturally, students here major in a wide variety of disciplines including engineering, design, and business. The U.S. Air Force Academy is also located here, so military studies is another popular choice. and with an unemployment rate of 5.3%, well below the national average, you'll have better chances at finding a career in your field.

Colorado is home to major cities like Denver and Boulder and smaller ones like Alamosa or Aurora. Whether you choose quiet country or big city life in this picturesque state, there are plenty of ways to stay busy. Denver claims to have invented the cheeseburger, while thousands of valentines are re-mailed every year from Loveland. The state also has more microbreweries per capita than any other state, which you might need after exam week. Experience one of the best waterfall hikes in the nation in Rocky Mountain National Park or Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. In the winter, hit the snowy trails with a rented "fat bike" or glide down the slopes of Breckenridge or one of Colorado's other famous resorts for nationally renowned skiing and snowboarding. Summertime brings rodeo season, and Colorado is home to the world's largest rodeo and several others over 100 years old. Whether hiking to the summit of Pike's Peak or walking across the stage to get your diploma is your goal, Colorado has everything you need for a scenery filled destination.

*http://www.50states.com/facts/colorado *http://www.colorado.gov/

Best Four Year Universities in Colorado

Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado College offers 50 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 583 students graduated with students earning 559 Bachelor's degrees, and 24 Master's degrees.

Colorado School of Mines offers 81 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,581 students graduated with students earning 1,096 Bachelor's degrees, 388 Master's degrees, 94 Doctoral degrees, and 3 Certificates.

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United States Air Force Academy offers 39 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a outlying town. In 2019, 1,003 students graduated with students earning 1,003 Bachelor's degrees.

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University of Denver offers 253 degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 4,015 students graduated with students earning 1,910 Master's degrees, 1,340 Bachelor's degrees, 389 Doctoral degrees, and 376 Certificates.

Colorado State University-Fort Collins offers 288 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 7,437 students graduated with students earning 5,150 Bachelor's degrees, 1,589 Master's degrees, 405 Doctoral degrees, and 293 Certificates.

University of Colorado Boulder offers 221 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 8,352 students graduated with students earning 6,193 Bachelor's degrees, 1,604 Master's degrees, and 555 Doctoral degrees.

Regis University
Denver, CO

Regis University offers 267 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 2,666 students graduated with students earning 1,210 Master's degrees, 943 Bachelor's degrees, 359 Certificates, and 154 Doctoral degrees.

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus offers 184 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 5,326 students graduated with students earning 2,566 Bachelor's degrees, 2,028 Master's degrees, and 732 Doctoral degrees.

Platt College-Aurora offers 1 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 66 students graduated with students earning 66 Bachelor's degrees.

University of Northern Colorado offers 135 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 2,937 students graduated with students earning 1,946 Bachelor's degrees, 913 Master's degrees, and 78 Doctoral degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Colorado

Concorde Career College-Aurora offers 9 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 557 students graduated with students earning 384 Certificates, and 173 Associate's degrees.

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Colorado School of Trades offers 1 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 84 students graduated with students earning 84 Associate's degrees.

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Pima Medical Institute-Aurora offers 7 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 239 students graduated with students earning 221 Certificates, and 18 Associate's degrees.

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Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology offers 4 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 173 students graduated with students earning 160 Associate's degrees, and 13 Certificates.

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Pima Medical Institute-Denver offers 14 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 599 students graduated with students earning 402 Certificates, and 197 Associate's degrees.

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Intellitec College-Grand Junction offers 10 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 679 students graduated with students earning 600 Certificates, and 79 Associate's degrees.

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IBMC College
Fort Collins, CO

IBMC College offers 17 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 390 students graduated with students earning 309 Certificates, and 81 Associate's degrees.

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Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology offers 1 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 88 students graduated with students earning 88 Associate's degrees.

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Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs offers 8 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 477 students graduated with students earning 435 Certificates, and 42 Associate's degrees.

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Lincoln College of Technology-Denver offers 11 degree programs. It's a small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 609 students graduated with students earning 553 Certificates, and 56 Associate's degrees.

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List of all colleges in Colorado

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Colorado College Logo Colorado College Colorado Springs, CO
5/5
10 : 1 2,123
Colorado School of Mines Logo Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO
4/5
20 : 1 6,628
United States Air Force Academy Logo United States Air Force Academy USAF Academy, CO   21 : 1 4,304
University of Denver Logo University of Denver Denver, CO
5/5
17 : 1 12,931
National Beauty College Logo National Beauty College Denver, CO     32
Colorado State University-Fort Collins Logo Colorado State University-Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
3/5
20 : 1 33,426
University of Colorado Boulder Logo University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO
3/5
23 : 1 37,883
Concorde Career College-Aurora Logo Concorde Career College-Aurora Aurora, CO   17 : 1 423
Colorado School of Trades Logo Colorado School of Trades Lakewood, CO   17 : 1 149
Regis University Logo Regis University Denver, CO
5/5
21 : 1 6,908
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Colorado Springs Logo Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO     157
Pima Medical Institute-Aurora Logo Pima Medical Institute-Aurora Aurora, CO   17 : 1 322
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Logo University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO
3/5
26 : 1 24,910
Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology Logo Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology Broomfield, CO
4/5
11 : 1 325
New Dimensions Beauty Academy Inc Logo New Dimensions Beauty Academy Inc Parker, CO     59
Platt College-Aurora Logo Platt College-Aurora Aurora, CO
4/5
28 : 1 248
Stacey James Institute Logo Stacey James Institute Parker, CO     40
Pima Medical Institute-Denver Logo Pima Medical Institute-Denver Denver, CO   19 : 1 767
The Salon Professional Academy-Grand Junction Logo The Salon Professional Academy-Grand Junction Grand Junction, CO     59
United Beauty College Logo United Beauty College Denver, CO     55

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