2021 Colorado Best Colleges Tuition Comparison

This page compares the best colleges in Colorado with tuition, admission, and more academic facts (Ranking data from College Evaluator). For the academic year 2020-2021, United States Air Force Academy rank first in the best Colorado college ranking and Colorado College is placed in second.

Admission Comparison Between Best Colleges in Colorado

6 public and 4 private schools rank in the best Colorado colleges. The schools' average acceptance rate is 61.80% where United States Air Force Academy has the tightest (lowest) acceptance rate of 11% and DeVry University-Colorado has the highest rate of 100%. Total 131,673 students are attending one of the best Colorado schools where University of Colorado Boulder has the largest population with 36,681 students and DeVry University-Colorado has the smallest number of students (171 students). The average graduation rate is 65.80% and the average students to faculty ratio is 13.50:1 at those colleges.
The following table shows the academic information and key facts of the best Colorado colleges including acceptance rate, graduation rate, student population, and students to faculty ratio.
Table. Colorado Best Colleges Overview
RankName Acceptance RateSAT ScoreGraduation RatePopulationStudent-Faculty Ratio
1United States Air Force Academy
USAF Academy, CO
11%1,33585%4,3368:1 (12.50 %)
2Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO
14%-83%2,14410:1 (10.00 %)
3Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO
53%1,31083%6,32515:1 (6.67 %)
4University of Denver
Denver, CO
59%1,26077%11,95212:1 (8.33 %)
5University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO
78%1,25069%36,68118:1 (5.56 %)
6University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO
67%1,11052%25,64517:1 (5.88 %)
7Colorado State University-Fort Collins
Fort Collins, CO
81%1,18070%33,47816:1 (6.25 %)
8Regis University
Denver, CO
71%1,13564%7,90714:1 (7.14 %)
9Western Colorado University
Gunnison, CO
84%1,10051%3,03414:1 (7.14 %)
10DeVry University-Colorado
Westminster, CO
100%-24%17111:1 (9.09 %)
Average61.80%1,21065.80%131,673 (Total)13.50:1 (7.41 %)

Best Colorado Colleges 2021 Tuition Comparison and 2022 Estimated Costs

The following table lists 2020-2021 tuition & fees and compares them between the best Colorado colleges. The 2020-2021 costs are officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education. The estimated costs for the academic year 2021-2022 are calculated and estimated based on each school's rate of tuition change from 2020 to 2021.

For the undergraduate programs, the average tuition & fees of the best Colorado colleges is $36,438 where Colorado College has the most expensive costs at $60,864 and DeVry University-Colorado has the lowest amount of tuition at $17,808. The average graduate tuition & fees of the best Colorado colleges is $29,870 where University of Denver has the highest tuition with $52,899 and Regis University has the lowest amount of graduate school tuition with $14,322.
UndergraduateGraduate
Table. Best Colorado Colleges 2021 Undergraduate Tuition Comparison and 2022 Estimation
RankSchool Name 2021 Tuition & Fees2022 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1United States Air Force Academy $0$0 - -
2Colorado College $60,864$63,775
3Colorado School of Mines $19,100$39,800 $19,138 $39,838
4University of Denver $53,775$55,065
5University of Colorado Boulder $12,466$38,284 $12,432 $39,934
6University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus $9,401$25,889 $9,467 $25,955
7Colorado State University-Fort Collins $11,814$30,535 $11,728 $30,448
8Regis University $38,558$38,940
9Western Colorado University $10,646$22,430 $10,859 $22,963
10DeVry University-Colorado $17,808$20,330
Average$12,685$36,438$12,725$37,472
Table. Best Colorado Colleges 2021 Graduate School Tuition Comparison and 2022 Estimation
RankSchool Name 2021 Tuition & Fees2022 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1United States Air Force Academy -- --
2Colorado College $41,933$44,620
3Colorado School of Mines $19,100$39,800 $19,100$19,138
4University of Denver $52,899$54,190
5University of Colorado Boulder $13,522$32,980 $13,522$13,488
6University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus $8,111$23,915 $8,111$8,153
7Colorado State University-Fort Collins $12,784$28,055 $12,784$12,698
8Regis University $14,322$14,204
9Western Colorado University $17,371$17,371 $17,371$17,371
10DeVry University-Colorado $17,552$17,552
Average$14,178$29,870$14,170$30,294

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