Best Colleges in Denver

Pack your bags and head to "The Mile High City", where elevation, education, and entertainment are held to the highest standard. Denver plays host to 28 thriving colleges and universities, 15 of which are private 4-year institutions. and whether you're interested in engineering, computer science, finance or healthcare, you have options here in Denver. Most people in the area have careers in trade and transportation, professional and business services, or with the U.S. Government, the largest employer in the area. Students in those majors are writing their own tickets to a steady career right in the city.

Denver averages more than 300 days of sunlight, so there's no reason not to have an awesome college experience and a perfect tan. You'll have so much daylight, you'll need something to do outside of class. Get active with a visit to the Rocky Mountain ski slopes or one of Denver's many parks. Indulge in a cultural experience in Denver's museums or the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the second largest performing arts center in the nation. and lastly, The Mile High City and its elevation of exactly 5,280 feet, is THE place for sports lovers with over 80 beers brewed in the city and 7 professional sports teams. Watch Peyton lead the Broncos or one of the other popular Denver teams: Nuggets, Rockies, Avalanche, and Rapids. The city of Denver offers a variety of fun and excitement for all who visit, so pack some sunscreen, work on your cheers and get ready for an adventurous college experience.

*National Center for Education Statistics *Bureau of Labor Statistics *Denver Relocation Guide, "Largest Employers in Denver" *Forbes.com, "Denver" *www.denver.org *Wikipedia, "Denver Sports"

Best Four Year Universities in Denver

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public

Best Community Colleges in Denver

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public