Best Colleges in Denver

Get Your Head in the Clouds

Peyton Manning came here for a reason

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

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO

Colorado School of Mines offers 74 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,452 students graduated with students earning 969 Bachelor's degrees, 357 Master's degrees, 126 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
2 University of Denver Denver, CO

University of Denver offers 307 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 4,755 students graduated with students earning 2,519 Master's degrees, 1,555 Bachelor's degrees, 404 Doctoral degrees, and 277 Certificates degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
3 Regis University Denver, CO

Regis University offers 154 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 3,512 students graduated with students earning 1,418 Bachelor's degrees, 1,356 Master's degrees, 505 Certificates degrees, and 233 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews
4 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus offers 169 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 5,387 students graduated with students earning 2,533 Bachelor's degrees, 2,121 Master's degrees, and 733 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
5 Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, CO

Metropolitan State University of Denver offers 109 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 3,611 students graduated with students earning 3,414 Bachelor's degrees, and 197 Master's degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews
6 Colorado Christian University Lakewood, CO

Colorado Christian University offers 106 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 1,051 students graduated with students earning 667 Bachelor's degrees, 174 Certificates degrees, 122 Master's degrees, and 88 Associate's degrees.

7 Johnson & Wales University-Denver Denver, CO

Johnson & Wales University-Denver offers 17 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 518 students graduated with students earning 256 Bachelor's degrees, 245 Associate's degrees, 17 Master's degrees.

8 Platt College-Aurora Aurora, CO

Platt College-Aurora offers 1 Degree program. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 69 students graduated with students earning 69 Bachelor's degrees.

9 American Sentinel University Aurora, CO

American Sentinel University offers 21 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 2,362 students graduated with students earning 1,634 Bachelor's degrees, 673 Master's degrees, 48 Doctoral degrees, 6 Associate's degrees, and 1 Certificates degree.

10 Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Lakewood, CO

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design offers 22 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 127 students graduated with students earning 106 Bachelor's degrees, 17 Master's degrees, and 4 Certificates degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Denver

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Front Range Community College Westminster, CO

Front Range Community College offers 87 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 5,405 students graduated with students earning 3,634 Certificates degrees, and 1,771 Associate's degrees.

2 Red Rocks Community College Lakewood, CO

Red Rocks Community College offers 134 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 2,411 students graduated with students earning 1,689 Certificates degrees, and 722 Associate's degrees.

3 Community College of Denver Denver, CO

Community College of Denver offers 57 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large city. In 2015, 1,316 students graduated with students earning 668 Certificates degrees, and 648 Associate's degrees.

4 Pima Medical Institute-Denver Denver, CO

Pima Medical Institute-Denver offers 22 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 773 students graduated with students earning 599 Certificates degrees, and 174 Associate's degrees.

5 Community College of Aurora Aurora, CO

Community College of Aurora offers 57 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a large city. In 2015, 1,484 students graduated with students earning 980 Certificates degrees, and 504 Associate's degrees.

6 Concorde Career College-Aurora Aurora, CO

Concorde Career College-Aurora offers 14 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a large city. In 2015, 621 students graduated with students earning 429 Certificates degrees, and 192 Associate's degrees.

7 Colorado School of Healing Arts Lakewood, CO

Colorado School of Healing Arts offers 6 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 532 students graduated with students earning 406 Certificates degrees, and 126 Associate's degrees.

8 Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology Denver, CO

Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology offers 1 Degree program. It's a very small private college in a large city. In 2015, 182 students graduated with students earning 182 Associate's degrees.

9 Pima Medical Institute-Aurora Aurora, CO

Pima Medical Institute-Aurora offers 7 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large city. In 2015, 250 students graduated with students earning 234 Certificates degrees, and 16 Associate's degrees.

10 Heritage College-Denver Denver, CO

Heritage College-Denver offers 10 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 234 students graduated with students earning 133 Associate's degrees, and 101 Certificates degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Colorado School of Mines Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO
4/5
19 : 1 6,054
University of Denver University of Denver Denver, CO
5/5
14 : 1 11,797
Regis University Regis University Denver, CO
5/5
20 : 1 8,725
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO
3/5
7 : 1 23,671
Metropolitan State University of Denver Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, CO
2/5
25 : 1 20,676
Colorado Christian University Colorado Christian University Lakewood, CO
5/5
31 : 1 6,879
Emily Griffith Technical College Emily Griffith Technical College Denver, CO 87 : 1 4,144
Johnson & Wales University-Denver Johnson & Wales University-Denver Denver, CO
5/5
19 : 1 1,388
Front Range Community College Front Range Community College Westminster, CO
2/5
36 : 1 18,747
Red Rocks Community College Red Rocks Community College Lakewood, CO
2/5
36 : 1 7,789
Platt College-Aurora Platt College-Aurora Aurora, CO
4/5
12 : 1 216
Community College of Denver Community College of Denver Denver, CO
2/5
48 : 1 9,130
Pima Medical Institute-Denver Pima Medical Institute-Denver Denver, CO 26 : 1 812
Community College of Aurora Community College of Aurora Aurora, CO
2/5
44 : 1 6,943
American Sentinel University American Sentinel University Aurora, CO
3/5
39 : 1 2,949
Pickens Technical College Pickens Technical College Aurora, CO
2/5
21 : 1 1,184
Concorde Career College-Aurora Concorde Career College-Aurora Aurora, CO 23 : 1 578
Colorado School of Healing Arts Colorado School of Healing Arts Lakewood, CO
3/5
17 : 1 134
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Lakewood, CO
4/5
14 : 1 1,096
University Logo National Beauty College Denver, CO 14 : 1 40
National Personal Training Institute of Colorado National Personal Training Institute of Colorado Lakewood, CO 18 : 1 86
University Logo Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology Denver, CO
3/5
41 : 1 445
Colorado State University-Global Campus Colorado State University-Global Campus Greenwood Village, CO 63 : 1 9,838
Aspen University Aspen University Denver, CO
2/5
90 : 1 2,145
Colorado Media School Colorado Media School Lakewood, CO 14 : 1 135

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