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Colorado College

#94 COLORADO

Colorado College is a small private liberal arts college located in Colorado Springs, CO ranked 94th in the nation. It has a total of 2,268 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 13.5% acceptance rate. Colorado College offers 50 different majors and is best known for its International Economics, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Ethnic Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $57,612 per year, Colorado College is very high-priced. 81.52% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to earn around $45,400 per year, which is 9% over the national median.

Colorado Springs, CO

www.coloradocollege.edu

A+

Rating

14%

Acceptance

2,313

Students

#94

Ranking

$57,612

Tuition

Colorado School of Mines is a mid-sized public school of engineering and technology located in Golden, CO ranked 113th in the nation. It has a total of 5,116 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 53.08% acceptance rate. Colorado School of Mines offers 77 different majors and is best known for its Geological Engineering, Applied Physics, and Petroleum Engineering programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $16,650 for in-state students and $37,350 for those from out-of-state, Colorado School of Mines is quite costly. 78.76% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $84,900 per year, which is 104% greater than the national median.

Golden, CO

www.mines.edu

A

Rating

53%

Acceptance

6,639

Students

#113

Ranking

$37,350

Tuition

University of Denver is a large private university located in Denver, CO ranked 164th in America. It has a total of 6,203 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting more or less 3/5ths of applicants. University of Denver offers 230 different majors and is best known for its Business Statistics, Computer Systems Analysis, and Molecular Biology programs (nationally ranked 4th, 4th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $51,336 per year, University of Denver is very pricey. 67.77% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring home near $56,500 per year, which is 36% greater than the national median.

Denver, CO

www.du.edu

A

Rating

59%

Acceptance

14,429

Students

#164

Ranking

$51,336

Tuition

United States Air Force Academy is a small public college located in USAF Academy, CO ranked 170th in the nation. It has a total of 4,330 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 11.08% of applicants. United States Air Force Academy offers 39 different majors and is best known for its Military Technologies, Behavioral Sciences, and Systems Engineering programs (nationally ranked 5th, 6th, and 7th respectively).

USAF Academy, CO

www.usafa.edu

A

Rating

11%

Acceptance

4,330

Students

#170

Ranking

-

Tuition

University of Colorado Boulder is a very large public university located in Boulder, CO ranked 269th in the nation. It has a total of 33,059 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a smidgeon greater than 7 out of 9 applicants. University of Colorado Boulder offers 214 different majors and is best known for its Physiology, Environmental Design, and Astronomy programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $10,728 for in-state students and $36,546 for those from out-of-state, University of Colorado Boulder is rather expensive. 60.59% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make near $50,800 per year, which is 22% greater than the national median.

Boulder, CO

www.colorado.edu

A-

Rating

78%

Acceptance

40,353

Students

#269

Ranking

$36,546

Tuition

Colorado State University-Fort Collins is a very large public university located in Fort Collins, CO ranked 6th in Colorado. It has a total of 28,398 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting in the neighborhood of four out of five applicants. Colorado State University-Fort Collins offers 249 different majors and is best known for its Ecology, Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services, and Construction Engineering Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,426 for in-state students and $28,147 for those from out-of-state, Colorado State University-Fort Collins is reasonably costly. 61.27% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $47,100 per year, which is 13% over the national median.

Fort Collins, CO

colostate.edu

B+

Rating

81%

Acceptance

37,356

Students

#395

Ranking

$28,147

Tuition

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus is a very large public university located in Denver, CO ranked 7th in Colorado. It has a total of 21,693 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 67.31% of applicants. University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus offers 150 different majors and is best known for its Physiological Psychology, Architectural Technology, and Writing programs (nationally ranked 8th, 12th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,920 for in-state students and $24,408 for those from out-of-state, University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 55.16% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn close to $56,400 per year, which is 36% greater than the national median.

Denver, CO

www.ucdenver.edu/

B

Rating

67%

Acceptance

32,857

Students

#477

Ranking

$24,408

Tuition

Regis University

#750 COLORADO

Regis University is a mid-sized private institution located in Denver, CO ranked 8th in Colorado. It has a total of 4,755 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 70.96% acceptance rate. Regis University offers 157 different majors and is best known for its Applied Psychology and Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution programs, which are respectively ranked 13th and 26th in America. With an annual tuition of $37,830 per year, Regis University is rather expensive. 43.43% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in close to $56,400 per year, which is 36% over the national median.

Denver, CO

www.regis.edu/

C+

Rating

71%

Acceptance

10,092

Students

#750

Ranking

$37,830

Tuition

Pima Medical Institute-Denver is a very small for-profit university located in Denver, CO ranked 9th in Colorado. It has a total of 1,276 full-time undergraduate students. Pima Medical Institute-Denver offers 14 different majors. 77.39% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to make around $28,800 per year, which is 31% below the national median.

Denver, CO

pmi.edu

C+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

1,276

Students

#787

Ranking

-

Tuition

Concorde Career College-Aurora is a very small for-profit university located in Aurora, CO ranked 10th in Colorado. It has a total of 1,456 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 61.58% acceptance rate. Concorde Career College-Aurora offers 9 different majors. 67.12% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $30,400 per year, which is 27% less than the national median.

Aurora, CO

https://www.concorde.edu/campus/aurora-colorado

C+

Rating

62%

Acceptance

1,456

Students

#797

Ranking

-

Tuition

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology is a very small for-profit associates college located in Broomfield, CO ranked 11th in Colorado. It has a total of 504 full-time undergraduate students. Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology offers 4 different majors. With an annual tuition of $15,430 per year, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology is reasonably priced. 65.03% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in close to $46,300 per year, which is 11% above the national median.

Broomfield, CO

www.spartan.edu

C+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

504

Students

#900

Ranking

$15,430

Tuition

Johnson & Wales University-Denver is a very small private university located in Denver, CO ranked 12th in Colorado. It has a total of 1,126 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 87.91% of applicants. Johnson & Wales University-Denver offers 20 different majors and is best known for its Culinary Arts, Counseling Psychology, and Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services programs (nationally ranked 8th, 17th, and 45th respectively). With an annual tuition of $33,054 per year, Johnson & Wales University-Denver is somewhat moderately pricey. 54.78% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to generate more or less $38,800 per year, which is 7% less than the national median.

Denver, CO

https://www.jwu.edu/campuses/denver/index.html

C+

Rating

88%

Acceptance

1,170

Students

#936

Ranking

$33,054

Tuition

Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs is a very small for-profit university located in Colorado Springs, CO ranked 13th in Colorado. It has a total of 904 full-time undergraduate students. Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs offers 8 different majors. 77.39% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn roughly $28,800 per year, which is 31% under the national median.

Colorado Springs, CO

pmi.edu

C+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

904

Students

#1159

Ranking

-

Tuition

Aspen University

#1339 COLORADO

Aspen University is a mid-sized for-profit university located in Denver, CO ranked 14th in Colorado. It has a total of 5,721 full-time undergraduate students. Aspen University offers 26 different majors and is best known for its Counseling Psychology program, which is ranked 16th in the nation. With an annual tuition of $3,600 per year, Aspen University is very affordable.

Denver, CO

www.aspen.edu

C

Rating

100%

Acceptance

8,912

Students

#1339

Ranking

$3,600

Tuition

Lincoln College of Technology-Denver is a small for-profit associates college located in Denver, CO ranked 15th in Colorado. It has a total of 1,634 full-time undergraduate students. Lincoln College of Technology-Denver offers 11 different majors. 65.84% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to make near $37,100 per year, which is 11% under the national median.

Denver, CO

www.lincolntech.edu/campus/denver-co

C

Rating

100%

Acceptance

1,634

Students

#1353

Ranking

-

Tuition

University of Colorado Colorado Springs is a large public college located in Colorado Springs, CO ranked 16th in Colorado. It has a total of 14,244 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 87.19% acceptance rate. University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers 80 different majors and is best known for its Exercise Physiology, Computer and Information Systems Security, and Visual and Performing Arts programs, which are all ranked 1st in Colorado. With an annual tuition of $7,080 for in-state students and $19,176 for those from out-of-state, University of Colorado Colorado Springs is reasonably priced. 47.26% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home approximately $43,900 per year, which is 6% above the national median.

Colorado Springs, CO

https://www.uccs.edu

C

Rating

87%

Acceptance

17,001

Students

#1376

Ranking

$19,176

Tuition

University of Northern Colorado is a large public university located in Greeley, CO ranked 17th in Colorado. It has a total of 11,564 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting a bit greater than nine in ten applicants. University of Northern Colorado offers 111 different majors and is best known for its Sustainability Studies program, which is ranked 32nd in the nation. With an annual tuition of $7,596 for in-state students and $19,854 for those from out-of-state, University of Northern Colorado is moderately priced. 49.16% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in near $42,000 per year, which is 1% above the national median.

Greeley, CO

https://www.unco.edu

C

Rating

91%

Acceptance

15,950

Students

#1538

Ranking

$19,854

Tuition

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a very large public college located in Denver, CO ranked 18th in Colorado. It has a total of 23,944 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 61.3% of applicants. Metropolitan State University of Denver offers 108 different majors and is best known for its Alternative Medicine, Civil Engineering Technologies, and Developmental and Child Psychology programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 12th, and 15th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,432 for students from Colorado and $20,009 for those from out-of-state, Metropolitan State University of Denver is moderately priced. 32.41% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make about $40,200 per year, which is 3% under the national median.

Denver, CO

www.msudenver.edu/

C

Rating

61%

Acceptance

24,781

Students

#1561

Ranking

$20,009

Tuition

Morgan Community College is a small public associates college located in Fort Morgan, CO ranked 19th in Colorado. It has a total of 1,731 full-time undergraduate students. Morgan Community College offers 36 different majors. With an annual tuition of $3,574 for students from Colorado and $14,662 for those from out-of-state, Morgan Community College is moderately priced. 29.41% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take home about $28,400 per year, which is 32% less than the national median.

Fort Morgan, CO

https://www.morgancc.edu

C

Rating

100%

Acceptance

1,731

Students

#1563

Ranking

$14,662

Tuition

Colorado State University-Global Campus is a large public university located in Aurora, CO ranked 20th in Colorado. It has a total of 12,757 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting just about all applicants. Colorado State University-Global Campus offers 39 different majors and is best known for its Public Administration, Social Sciences, and Human Services programs, which are all ranked 1st in Colorado. With an annual tuition of $8,400 per year, Colorado State University-Global Campus is relatively cheap. 61.93% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce.

Aurora, CO

https://csuglobal.edu

C

Rating

99%

Acceptance

19,374

Students

#1568

Ranking

$8,400

Tuition

Colorado Christian University is a mid-sized private college located in Lakewood, CO ranked 21st in Colorado. It has a total of 12,178 full-time undergraduate students. Colorado Christian University offers 78 different majors and is best known for its Physiological Psychology, Bible Studies, and Organizational Behavior Studies programs (nationally ranked 11th, 31st, and 37th respectively). With an annual tuition of $32,934 per year, Colorado Christian University is somewhat moderately pricey. 24.73% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in near $39,300 per year, which is 5% below the national median.

Lakewood, CO

https://WWW.CCU.EDU

C

Rating

100%

Acceptance

13,563

Students

#1595

Ranking

$32,934

Tuition

Fort Lewis College

#1674 COLORADO

Fort Lewis College is a small public liberal arts college located in Durango, CO ranked 22nd in Colorado. It has a total of 3,695 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 91.38% of applicants. Fort Lewis College offers 42 different majors and is best known for its Public Health, Business, and Environmental Studies programs (respectively ranked 3rd, 4th, and 5th in Colorado). With an annual tuition of $7,056 for students from Colorado and $17,712 for those from out-of-state, Fort Lewis College is reasonably priced. 44.15% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $35,200 per year, which is 15% less than the national median.

Durango, CO

fortlewis.edu/

C

Rating

91%

Acceptance

3,743

Students

#1674

Ranking

$17,712

Tuition

Intellitec College-Colorado Springs is a very small for-profit associates college located in Colorado Springs, CO ranked 23rd in Colorado. It has a total of 885 full-time undergraduate students. Intellitec College-Colorado Springs offers 7 different majors. 57% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in more or less $34,700 per year, which is 16% under the national median.

Colorado Springs, CO

intellitec.edu

C

Rating

100%

Acceptance

885

Students

#1687

Ranking

-

Tuition

Nazarene Bible College is a very small private seminary located in Colorado Springs, CO ranked 24th in Colorado. It has a total of 1,139 full-time undergraduate students. Nazarene Bible College offers 11 different majors and is best known for its Pastoral Counseling, Theological and Ministerial Studies, and Bible Studies programs (nationally ranked 20th, 44th, and 45th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,880 per year, Nazarene Bible College is relatively cheap. 30.82% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. After college, alumni go on to make roughly $29,700 per year, which is 28% less than the national median.

Colorado Springs, CO

www.nbc.edu

C

Rating

100%

Acceptance

1,139

Students

#1697

Ranking

$8,880

Tuition

IBMC College

#1703 COLORADO

IBMC College is a very small for-profit associates college located in Fort Collins, CO ranked 25th in Colorado. It has a total of 1,394 full-time undergraduate students. IBMC College offers 17 different majors. With an annual tuition of $14,040 per year, IBMC College is moderately priced. 56.73% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw more or less $26,700 per year, which is 36% below the national median.

Fort Collins, CO

www.ibmc.edu

C

Rating

100%

Acceptance

1,394

Students

#1703

Ranking

$14,040

Tuition