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Number of
4-year liberal arts colleges in Colorado

50,851

Students attending
4-year liberal arts colleges in Colorado

$18,544

Average
in-state tuition

$27,032

Average
out-of-state tuition

Top liberal arts colleges in Colorado 2018

Colorado College

Colorado Springs, CO

76 Forbes

Top liberal arts 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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Top liberal arts colleges in Colorado 2018

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

Top liberal arts 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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Top liberal arts colleges in Colorado 2018

Colorado State University - Pueblo

Pueblo, CO

Top liberal arts colleges in Colorado 2018

Colorado State University - Pueblo

Pueblo, CO

Total undergraduates: 5,006
Acceptance rate: 96%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $36,000
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Top liberal arts colleges in Colorado 2018

Fort Lewis College

Durango, CO

611 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in Colorado 2018

Fort Lewis College

Durango, CO

Total undergraduates: 3,925
Acceptance rate: 92%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $34,300
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Top liberal arts colleges in Colorado 2018

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, CO

Top liberal arts colleges in Colorado 2018

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, CO

Total undergraduates: 20,186
Acceptance rate: 63%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $38,400
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Top liberal arts colleges in Colorado 2018

Regis University

Denver, CO

Top liberal arts 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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Top liberal arts colleges in Colorado 2018

Western State Colorado University

Gunnison, CO

524 Forbes

Top liberal arts 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).

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