Colleges in Colorado

Colleges in Colorado

Colorado is a Mountain State on the Western side of the US. Famous for many natural landmarks, including the Rocky Mountain National Forest, the Great Sand Dunes, and Pike’s Peak, the Centennial State is also home to the world’s highest highway. Colleges in Colorado range from 2- to 4-year institutions, with the largest by enrollment being the University of Colorado in Boulder. Colorado is also home to the United States Air Force Academy, located directly north of Colorado Springs. The state’s economy is driven by the service industries, but agriculture and mining still play a role in “The Mile-High City.”
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Colorado State University-Fort Collins

Colorado State University is a land grant university located in Fort Collins at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Business Administration, Kinesiology, and Human Development are popular fields of study at this flagship university. A Student Recreation...

“…I rated this an amazing 5 stars out of 5 because I am learning a lot in my prerequisite classes. Interesting things I would have never known about if I wasn't required to take those classes. These prerequisite classes make students very well-rounded...” – Gianna from Pueblo West, CO

University of Denver

Founded in 1864, the University of Denver is the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain Region. DU confers bachelor’s degrees in over 100 academic fields of study and every major enables students to take courses across different subjects....

“…DU gives you the opportunity to apply the knowledge you learn in classroom to the local community around you. The university upholds many professional relationships with the city of Denver and the surrounding area, which allows students to also...” – Jennilee from Denver, CO

University of Colorado Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder is located at the base of the Rocky Mountains and ranks #90 in National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report. They offer Residential Academic Programs (RAPs), multiple honors programs, and an Education...

“…There are classes ranging from several hundred students to just a handful. It is easy to contact teachers and have them help you in the courtesy of their own office. There are also help rooms for several of the math and science classes where you...” – John from Arvada, CO

United States Air Force Academy

The United States Air Force Academy is a military training institution in central Colorado and the youngest of five American service academies. USAFA confers bachelor’s degrees in 31 academic majors and all students are expected to complete a core...

“…seriously, USAFA has one of the toughest academic schedules anywhere, so you get one of the best educations anywhere! its supposed to be the 7th best school in the nation.” – Ismael from U S A F Academy, CO

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Colorado College

Colorado College is a liberal arts college in Colorado Springs, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. CC offers over 80 academic majors and minors as well a thematic minor for students who wish to choose their field of concentration from several...

“…Colorado College is one of four colleges within the U.S. that teaches on the block plan. This innovative schedule means that students take one class at a time for three and a half weeks, in which time frame they gain four credit hours. The beauty...” – Kirstie from El Paso, TX

University of Northern Colorado

The University of Northern Colorado is a public research institution with a main campus situated in Greeley, a municipality between the Rocky Mountains and High Plains, with three satellite centers in Colorado Springs, Denver, and Loveland. UNC...

“…I had no idea I could cram so much information into my head. I find myself doing everyday activities and understanding so much more about them that I did before. Every time I clean my fish tank, I wonder how many different molecules are in the water...” – Brittany from Greeley, CO

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

The University of Colorado Denver operates the health sciences-related schools of the Anschutz Medical Campus and is the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountains. The Anschutz Medical Campus is comprised of a school for medicine,...

“…For the price i'm paying they really shouldn't be giving the education i'm receiving. The professors here know what hey are talking about. I mean i've probably learned more in the past semester than i ever did in a year in high school. Not only is...” – Jesse from Littleton, CO

Colorado Mesa University

Colorado Mesa University is located on 90 acres of land in Grand Junction, CO, and offers 104 majors for its students, Mavericks, to choose from. CMU features liberal arts, professional, and technical programs at both the undergraduate and graduate...

“…In my opinion, the professors at Mesa do a good job of cutting straight to the core of a subject and really making sure that their students understand what is being taught. They talk to you, rather than at you when they lecture so everything is more...” – Tara from Fruita, CO

Colorado School of Mines

The Colorado School of Mines is located in Golden, Colorado. Established in 1873, Mines has been focusing on the sciences and engineering for more than 130 years, expanding its focus to include understanding the Earth, harnessing energy, and...

“…For the first year at the Colorado School of Mines, the majority of the required classes are classes that many honor students have already taken in high school. The classes include calculus 1, chemistry 1 and 2, and physics 1. Granted, these classes...” – Krista from Colorado Springs, CO

Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College is a public liberal arts institution based in Durango, Colorado. It is a designated Native American-serving institution by the U.S. Department of Education. The school permits qualified Native American students to attend tuition...

“…Durango is a beautiful place!” – Brittany from Thornton, CO

Regis University

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1877, Regis University is a Jesuit Catholic institution in Denver. Situated against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, Regis is home to five colleges and 184 degree-granting programs. As a Jesuit university, Regis...

“…All of my classes have been taught by brilliant and passionate professors who really care about teaching and want students to succeed, both on tests and in life. Regis provides you with a challenging academic curriculum, but professors and tutors are...” – Joanna from Pueblo, CO

Adams State University

Adams State University is a 4-year, liberal arts institute in Alamosa, Colorado. ASU offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of fields, and the university is also the center of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)...

“…A good majority of the teachers here are highly qualified to teach the classes they are teaching. The teachers are more interested in helping the students and making sure that they fully learn the material, as opposed to just making the grade. ” – Brittney from Pagosa Springs, CO

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Located in the Rocky Mountain Region, The University of Colorado Springs is a public research institution. U.S. News & World Report lists the school as #6 in Top Public Schools. UCCS has many LEED Gold Certification buildings on campus, uses solar...

“…Within the first few months of attending UCCS I learned many new things that I didn't learn in high school.” – Megan from Monument, CO

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a 4-year public urban university in the heart of downtown Denver. MSU Denver is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Professional Studies conferring undergraduate degrees in over 85...

“…All of the teachers that I have meet seem to be very professional and experts in their subject areas. The classes are taught by the professors and not by student aids. The class sizes are smaller, so that means more access to the teacher. I believe I...” – Ashlynn from Morrison, CO

Western Colorado University

Deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Western Colorado University delivers a full liberal arts curriculum and career preparation in more than 100 areas of study. Encouraging a tight-knit community, WCU’s goal is to provide personalized attention...

“…The teachers from Western State are voted the best of the state of Colorado. The teacher to student ratio is 20:1. Since the school and class sizes are small, you receive a lot of one-on-one action and the teachers make sure you know the material...” – Jacquelyn from Grand Rapids, MI

Front Range Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Westminster, Colorado, with satellite locations in Brighton, Fort Collins, and Longmont. FRCC offers over 60 associate’s degree and certificate programs, many of which are...

“…One can learn fast and a lot because of the small class sizes and great teachers.” – Susan from Longmont, CO

Colorado Christian University

Originally founded in 1914 as the Denver Bible Institute, Colorado Christian University is a 4-year interdenominational Christian college in the Denver area. CCU confers bachelor’s degrees in 30 academic majors and 37 minors. As a Christian...

“…The Professors are all very well educated and deeply care that students are keeping the knowledge they gain from the classes throughout life.” – Katherine from Colorado Springs, CO

Pikes Peak Community College is a public 2-year institution with an open admissions policy. Pikes Peak operates multiple full-service and military satellite campuses throughout Colorado and partners with 4-year institutions across the nation for...

“…The academic programs are great and the teachers really inspire student to absorb what they are teaching.” – Whitney from Woodland Park, CO

Originally founded on the site of a former roller rink, Colorado Technical University is a for-profit institution with two campuses in Colorado Springs and the Denver metro area. CTU grants bachelor’s degrees in 13 fields of study and is home to five...

“…The advisers are great. The classes are challenging. Students are engaged.” – Angela from Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College is a public institution that operates eleven campuses throughout western Colorado. The school offers a Colorado Concurrent Enrollment Programs Act which allows high school students to earn college credit before graduating...

“…There is so much to learn! With the world at our finger tips every physical example you could ever want is just waiting to be used. Between the hands on outdoors classes and the small class size there are endless opportunities for a complete, well...” – Erin from Rye, CO

Red Rocks Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Colorado, with campuses located in Lakewood and Arvada. RRCC offers AA, AS, AGS, and AAS degrees, which cover over 100 different fields of study, as well as over 60...

“…Red Rocks is a great school. I am 26 years old and work full time, and Red Rocks made it really easy for me to go to school online. I loved all of the classes I took over the last two years and I would recommend every single one of my teachers. I...” – Manda from Thornton, CO

Arapahoe Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Littleton, Colorado, with satellite campuses located in Parker and Castle Rock. ACC offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as a variety of...

“…I took a semester of online classes at ACC, and I'd have to say, I really learned a lot from them! They go much more in depth into the subjects that you are studying than in high school. They had many projects that we did with each lesson, which...” – Ashlynn from Morrison, CO

The Community College of Denver is a 2-year community college in the heart of Colorado’s capital city. CCD offers degrees and certificates in over 100 subject across 45 programs of study. The US Department of Education has designated CCD as a...

“…By attending CCD, you are exposed to many classes that fit your needs. This school is a great starter school for those who need the one on one help. ” – Spencer from Denver, CO

Colorado State University-Pueblo

Colorado State University-Pueblo is a public institution and member of the Colorado State University system. CSU-Pueblo is a designated Hispanic-serving Institution and military-friendly school. The University offers an Outdoor Pursuits program where...

“…Learning materials are current and lessons incorporate new scientific findings as they are published. Labs are clean and equipment is in good condition. Professors are friendly and knowledgeable. Tutoring is available if desired. For freshmen, at...” – Kalee from Pueblo West, CO

The Community College of Aurora is a 2-year institution with two campuses in the Denver metropolitan area. CCA is home to 20 academic departments and the college’s World Languages division includes courses in American Sign Language. CCA also hosts...

“…I was a bit nervous about going to college at the age of 27, ten years since I have had any formal schooling, but the amount of information that is coming back to me here at CCA is incredible. The new information I am learning has made me enjoy the...” – Alanna from Aurora, CO

Aims Community College

Aims Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses throughout northern Colorado in Greeley, Windsor, Fort Lupton, and Loveland. ACC features a number of services dedicated to student success, such as the Writer’s Community, the...

“…The classes are Aims are very small, so you can grasp alot more from the class. The teachers are always available and ready to help! ” – A Student from Brighton, CO

Pueblo Community College is a 2-year institution with three locations in south central Colorado. PCCC offers over 60 degree and certificate programs, including a Fire Science technology program with concentrations in structural and wildland...

“…PCC so far has offered an awesome experience for me as a student. I feel I am learning a lot and I know the programs offered at this school are very well respected in the community. ” – Courtney from pueblo west, CO

Naropa University

Naropa University is a private, 4-year institution established in Boulder, Colorado. Academics at Naropa are liberal arts-centric, featuring programs in areas of study such as Environmental Studies, Psychology, and Peace Studies. The college is...

“…Naropa is a place of contemplative learning. This means that students aren't forced to stuff a bunch of information in their brains, memorize it, and then spit it back out on a test only to forget about it the next week. That often happened in high...” – Helen from Hillsdale, MI

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is a private, 4-year institution established in Lakewood, Colorado. The college offers nine academic programs, seven of which have online options available, ranging from Photography to Game Art to Art Education....

Johnson & Wales University-Denver

Johnson & Wales University-Denver is a private institution located at the base of the Rockies in Denver Colorado. JWU offers an experiential education, which combines classwork with industry education and a wide variety of career services. JWU-Denver...

“…The student must be driven to lear to really get the full value of the classes at JWU, but if you apply yourself, you can really get a really good education.” – John from Colorado Springs, CO

Northeastern Junior College is a public, 2-year institution established in Sterling, Colorado. NJC offers over 80 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as a variety of advanced degree programs through seven of the college’s partnered...

“…I am definitely learning a lot about horses and learning better training techniques. I am also learning a lot about all the aspects of the horse industry and about animal science in general.” – Michelle from Avondale, CO

Otero Junior College is a 2-year community college with a 40 acre campus in southeast Colorado conferring degrees and certificates in 29 academic programs. OJC provides an education for several minority student populations and has been designated an...

Trinidad State Junior College is a 2-year institution and the first community college in the state of Colorado. Trinidad State’s two campuses are home to over 45 degree and certificate granting academic programs. The junior college utilizes its...

“…I personally rate Trinidad State Junior College a 10 because the size of the school is perfect for me. The professors are great about taking time to help students when we need it and will make sure they get back to us as soon as possible if they are...” – Alexandra from Trinidad, CO

Colorado Northwestern Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in both the town of Rangely and the city of Craig. CNCC’s two campuses are located 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons respectively, offering students two...

“…Although Colorado Northwestern Community College is a small college and does not offer many advance courses, the courses that they do offer are very detailed. The advantage of attending a small college is that there is a lot of one-on-one teacher...” – Azirae from Canon City, CO

Colorado State University-Global Campus is the online campus of the CSU system. US News & World Report ranks CSU-Global number nine on its list of Top Online Bachelor Programs. CSU-Global features 13 bachelor’s degrees and nine certificate programs...

Serving four southeast Colorado counties, Lamar Community College is the smallest 2-year community college in the state. Coinciding with its great plains location, LCC offers degrees and certificates in Equine Science and Horse Training and...

Morgan Community College is a 2-year college with a main campus and four extension sites in northeast Colorado. MCC is home to six academic departments featuring 33 associate degree and 32 certificate-granting programs. MCC also offers a Test-Out...

“…I love Morgan community college since I set foot here, it's a small campus like I wanted. The classes are small and you get to know everyone much easier. Also It's a good start instead of going straight into a university.” – Virginia from Brighton, CO

Established in 1950, Denver Seminary is a Christ-centered, graduate-level educational institution with campuses located in Denver, Washington DC, and West Texas. The college offers over 30 programs awarding Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, and...

Pickens Technical College is a technical and vocational school in the Denver metro area. PTC is home to nine technical departments featuring over 40 academic programs. For students looking to earn a 2-year degree, PTC partners with the Colorado...

One of two Nazarene colleges in the United States whose purpose is to train ministers, Nazarene Bible College is a Christian institution in Colorado Springs. NBC offers Bachelor of Arts in Ministry degrees with nine theological majors. The college’s...

“…NBC is a great school all around. Tuition isn't very expensive for a fully accredited institution yet the instruction is exceptional. It is a small school so you can get to know everyone and also have easy access to all the faculty and staff if you...” – Brian

Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the Iliff School of Theology is a Christian graduate school with an emphasis on social justice. The Iliff School offers four theological master’s degrees in Divinity, Pastoral Care, Theological Studies,...

“…Overall, Iliff is a wonderful theology school. It is a private, expensive, Methodist graduate school. There are sometimes remiss in creating an environment for student well-being, especially those of historically marginalized heritage.” – from COLORADO

The Montessori Education Center of the Rockies is a Montessori teacher training facility in northern Colorado. The MECR training program is divided into specializations in Infant & Toddler, Early Childhood, and Elementary Education, and also offers...

CollegeAmerica-Colorado Springs is a private, 4-year institution located in Colorado. The college offers 11 associate’s degree and bachelor’s degree programs in Healthcare, Business, and Technology, as well as 26 undergraduate and postgraduate...

CollegeAmerica-Denver is a school of business and technology and a branch campus of CollegeAmerica in the Colorado state capitol. The Denver campus features courses in Computer Technology, Business Management, and Computerized Accounting. All...

The Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture is an academy of eastern medicine specializing in classical five-element acupuncture. ITEA offers a master’s degree in Classical Five-Element Acupuncture in a traditional track designed for novices...

CollegeAmerica-Fort Collins is a career-focused institution and a branch campus of the CollegeAmerica system in northern Colorado. The Fort Collins campus offers bachelor’s and associate degrees in the fields of Information Technology, Business, and...

The Technical College of the Rockies is a trade school serving a six-county area in western Colorado. TCR hosts eight full-time and five part-time vocational academic programs. Additionally, TCR features certification classes in Welding, Dental...

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