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Number of
4-year colleges in Colorado

304,847

Students attending
4-year colleges in Colorado

$15,047

Average
in-state tuition

$18,449

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in Colorado 2018

Colorado College

Colorado Springs, CO

76 Forbes

Best colleges in Colorado 2018

Colorado College

Colorado Springs, CO

Total undergraduates: 2,450
Acceptance rate: 15%
Average annual cost: $23,812
Average salary: $41,900
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Best colleges in Colorado 2018

Colorado School of Mines

Golden, CO

122 Forbes

Best colleges in Colorado 2018

Colorado School of Mines

Golden, CO

Total undergraduates: 4,811
Acceptance rate: 40%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $82,100
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Best colleges in Colorado 2018

Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Fort Collins, CO

239 Forbes

Best colleges in Colorado 2018

Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Fort Collins, CO

Total undergraduates: 28,404
Acceptance rate: 77%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $45,000
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Best colleges in Colorado 2018

United States Air Force Academy

USAF Academy, CO

41 Forbes
To educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation.

Best colleges in Colorado 2018

United States Air Force Academy

USAF Academy, CO

Total undergraduates: 4,237
Acceptance rate: 15%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: -
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Best colleges in Colorado 2018

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO

160 Forbes

Best colleges in Colorado 2018

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO

Total undergraduates: 30,976
Acceptance rate: 76%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $48,100
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Best colleges in Colorado 2018

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO

505 Forbes
The Colorado Springs campus of the University of Colorado shall be a comprehensive baccalaureate and specialized graduate research university with selective admission standards. The Colorado Springs campus shall offer liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, health sciences, and teacher preparation undergraduate degree programs, and a selected

Best colleges in Colorado 2018

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO

Total undergraduates: 14,122
Acceptance rate: 92%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $41,100
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Best colleges in Colorado 2018

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

Denver, CO

441 Forbes

Best colleges in Colorado 2018

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

Denver, CO

Total undergraduates: 19,806
Acceptance rate: 60%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $53,700
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Best colleges in Colorado 2018

University of Denver

Denver, CO

137 Forbes

Best colleges in Colorado 2018

University of Denver

Denver, CO

Total undergraduates: 5,758
Acceptance rate: 72%
Average annual cost: $32,940
Average salary: $53,800
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Best colleges in Colorado 2018

University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, CO

556 Forbes

Best colleges in Colorado 2018

University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, CO

Total undergraduates: 11,278
Acceptance rate: 90%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $40,200
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Best colleges in Colorado 2018

Western State Colorado University

Gunnison, CO

524 Forbes

Best colleges in Colorado 2018

Western State Colorado University

Gunnison, CO

Total undergraduates: 2,419
Acceptance rate: 97%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $36,200
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Our Methodology

We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

Read more about the rankings. US News' 2016 Best Colleges Rankings are also based on a variety of factors, including graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate, and alumni giving rate. Read more about their methodology. You can also sign up for a free RaiseMe profile to customize your college search by location, popular majors and more!

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