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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

23 US News

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 Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

Best colleges in Colorado 2018

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

Total undergraduates: 10,851
Acceptance rate: 82%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $35,400
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Best colleges in Colorado 2018

Colorado School of Mines

Golden, CO

75 US News

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

124 US News

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

Regis University

Denver, CO

Best colleges in Colorado 2018

Regis University

Denver, CO

Total undergraduates: 6,014
Acceptance rate: 56%
Average annual cost: $26,505
Average salary: $51,700
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Best colleges in Colorado 2018

United States Air Force Academy

USAF Academy, CO

26 US News
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

90 US News

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 Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

Denver, CO

207 US News

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

87 US News

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

Western State Colorado University

Gunnison, CO

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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