Colorado Best Colleges Comparison

View the Colorado Best Colleges Comparison and compare the schools with key academic characteristics such as tuition and test scores to get right decision.
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Colleges In Colorado Statistics

There are 123 colleges in Colorado - 34 public and 89 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $17,265 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $18,731. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,126 and the average acceptance rate is 76% for Colorado Best Colleges Comparison.
Next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in Colorado. You may want to check more statistics and compare all Colorado colleges at Colorado Statistics page.
2019-2020 Colleges In Colorado Statistics
Top 20 colleges in ColoradoAll colleges in Colorado
Number of Schools20 schools
(13 public, 7 private)
123 schools
(34 public, 89 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$10,730 (in-state)
$28,520 (out-of-state)
$7,251 (in-state)
$17,265 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$12,011 (in-state)
$22,802 (out-of-state)
$11,708 (in-state)
$18,731 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$12,687$6,325
Test Scores1,132 SAT, 24 ACT 1,126 SAT, 24 ACT
Acceptance Rate73.06% 76.29%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)31.44% 46.71%
Population232,700379,660
Undergraduate180,208312,479
Graduate52,49267,181
Graduation Rate52.45%57.02%
Transfer-out Rate21.64%20.80%
Students to Faculty Ratio15.05 to 115.19 to 1

Top Colleges In Colorado Comparison

Next table lists the top 20 colleges in Colorado for academic year 2019-2020. United States Air Force Academy ranked top in the Colorado Best Colleges Comparison and Colorado College and Colorado School of Mines follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $28,520 for undergraduate programs $22,802 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Colorado is 1,132 and the acceptance rate is 73.06%. The average students to faculty ratio is 15.05 to 1 for top colleges in Colorado. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in Colorado Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 United States Air Force Academy
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Public, 4 yearsUSAF Academy, CO
- - 4,30713% 1,325 SAT
31 ACT
6 to 1
2 Colorado College
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Private, 4 yearsColorado Springs, CO
$60,864 $41,484 2,05014% - 9 to 1
3 Colorado School of Mines
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Public, 4 yearsGolden, CO
$39,800
($19,100)
$11,628 6,74455% 1,355 SAT
31 ACT
17 to 1
4 University of Denver
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Private, 4 yearsDenver, CO
$53,775 $31,482 13,85661% 1,265 SAT
29 ACT
11 to 1
5 University of Colorado Boulder
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Public, 4 yearsBoulder, CO
$36,668
($12,466)
$10,933 37,43784% 1,240 SAT
28 ACT
18 to 1
6 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus
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Public, 4 yearsDenver, CO
$25,889
($9,401)
$6,984 24,72366% 1,105 SAT
24 ACT
17 to 1
7 Colorado State University-Fort Collins
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Public, 4 yearsFort Collins, CO
$30,535
($11,814)
$9,729 32,42884% 1,175 SAT
26 ACT
16 to 1
8 Regis University
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Private, 4 yearsDenver, CO
$38,558 $18,660 6,31078% 1,110 SAT
25 ACT
11 to 1
9 Western Colorado University
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Public, 4 yearsGunnison, CO
$22,430
($10,646)
$8,156 3,20388% 1,095 SAT
23 ACT
18 to 1
10 DeVry University-Colorado
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Private, 4 yearsWestminster, CO
$15,312 $4,977 11050% - 14 to 1
11 Colorado State University-Pueblo
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Public, 4 yearsPueblo, CO
$15,149
($8,591)
$7,638 5,92594% 1,010 SAT
21 ACT
15 to 1
12 Colorado Mesa University
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Public, 4 yearsGrand Junction, CO
$22,235
($8,686)
$7,335 9,11075% 1,050 SAT
22 ACT
19 to 1
13 University of Northern Colorado
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Public, 4 yearsGreeley, CO
$22,320
($10,062)
$7,560 11,46088% 1,090 SAT
23 ACT
16 to 1
14 University of Colorado Colorado Springs
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Public, 4 yearsColorado Springs, CO
$21,230
($10,840)
$6,934 12,38090% 1,125 SAT
24 ACT
15 to 1
15 Adams State University
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Public, 4 yearsAlamosa, CO
$21,296
($9,560)
$9,585 3,164100% 990 SAT
20 ACT
13 to 1
16 Metropolitan State University of Denver
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Public, 4 yearsDenver, CO
$23,967
($8,693)
$6,178 19,08683% 980 SAT
17 ACT
18 to 1
17 Fort Lewis College
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Public, 4 yearsDurango, CO
$19,552
($8,896)
$15,243 3,46992% 1,060 SAT
19 ACT
15 to 1
18 Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs
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Private, 4 yearsColorado Springs, CO
$12,573 $5,140 28,244- - 31 to 1
19 Naropa University
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Private, 4 yearsBoulder, CO
$34,600 $20,311 855100% - 7 to 1
20 Colorado Christian University
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Private, 4 yearsLakewood, CO
$25,130 $11,096 7,839- - 15 to 1
Average$28,520
($10,730)
$12,687 232,70073.06% 1,132 SAT 15.05 to 1
*Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020