Colleges and Universities in Colorado

Ranking Institution name Tuition Control Acceptance Rate
1
Boulder, Colorado
$32.115 Public 88%
2
Fort Collins, Colorado
$25.166 Public 77%
3
Denver, Colorado
$17.837 Public 71%
4
Colorado Springs, Colorado
$10.531 Private For-Profit 51%
5
Greeley, Colorado
$18.507 Public 70%
6
Denver, Colorado
$22.057 Public 76%
7
Grand Junction, Colorado
$16.748 Public 82%
8
Westminster, Colorado
$12.134 Public 0%
9
Colorado Springs, Colorado
$18.437 Public 91%
10
Colorado Springs, Colorado
$12.055 Public 0%
11
Denver, Colorado
$41.112 Private Non-Profit 77%
12
USAFA, Colorado
$0 Public 15%
13
Golden, Colorado
$32.415 Public 37%
14
Pueblo, Colorado
$17.649 Public 94%
15
Durango, Colorado
$17.763 Public 88%
16
Lakewood, Colorado
$12.123 Public 0%
17
Denver, Colorado
$12.086 Public 0%
18
Pueblo, Colorado
$12.334 Public 0%
19
Denver, Colorado
$32.424 Private Non-Profit 70%
20
Littleton, Colorado
$11.961 Public 0%
21
Greeley, Colorado
$10.424 Public 0%
22
Colorado Springs, Colorado
$44.222 Private Non-Profit 22%
23
Alamosa, Colorado
$18.081 Public 53%
24
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
$7.356 Public 0%
25
Gunnison, Colorado
$17.284 Public 93%
26
Aurora, Colorado
$11.274 Public 0%
27
Greenwood Village, Colorado
$0 Public 0%
28
Denver, Colorado
$27.156 Private Non-Profit 60%
29
Denver, Colorado
$0 Private For-Profit 100%
30
Lakewood, Colorado
$25.046 Private Non-Profit 98%
31
Lone Tree, Colorado
$10.240 Private For-Profit 0%
32
Aurora, Colorado
$4.656 Public 0%
33
Denver, Colorado
$0 Private For-Profit 0%
34
Denver, Colorado
$17.632 Private For-Profit 70%
35
Sterling, Colorado
$9.987 Public 0%
36
Trinidad, Colorado
$7.285 Public 0%
37
Colorado Springs, Colorado
$0 Private For-Profit 0%
38
Colorado Springs, Colorado
$11.300 Private For-Profit 0%
39
Aurora, Colorado
$0 Private For-Profit 100%
40
Denver, Colorado
$10.800 Private For-Profit 68%
41
Grand Junction, Colorado
$0 Private For-Profit 0%
42
La Junta, Colorado
$6.979 Public 0%
43
Centennial, Colorado
$12.720 Private For-Profit 99%
44
Denver, Colorado
$0 Private For-Profit 53%
45
Colorado Springs, Colorado
$0 Private For-Profit 0%
46
Denver, Colorado
$17.211 Private For-Profit 93%
47
Denver, Colorado
$15.889 0%
48
Denver, Colorado
$22.470 Private For-Profit 100%
49
Rangely, Colorado
$5.592 Public 0%
50
Lamar, Colorado
$12.073 Public 0%

Education in Colorado

As of June 2014, 22.83 of Colorado’s population aged over 25 had some college degree, compared to 21.29 for the entire United States. Two-year college graduates constituted 8.06, four-year graduates – 23.45 and Master graduates – 9.61 of the Colorado population.

Education of Colorado

As of June 2014, the Colorado’s average income per capita is 31039, compared to the average of 28051 for the United States, while the median household income is 58244. The unemployed people available workforce constituted 5.6 of the state’s population, while the job growth expected over the next decade is 39.5. The indicators of sales and income taxes were 7.62 and 4.63 respectively.

Cost of living in Colorado

If we take the average indicator for the entire United States as 100, the overall cost of living in the state of Colorado makes 112, with the cost of food being 100.3 and expenses for health care services such as stay in a hospital room, doctor’s and dentist’s appointments – 102. The state’s average indicator for the cost of housing, comprising mortgage, rent and taxes is 139. The index of Colorado’s charges for utilities services, such as heating, cooling, natural gas and electricity makes 93. The average transportation costs make 96, while other miscellaneous expenses, such as clothing, repairs, and entertainment constitute 99 points.

Air pollution and health in Colorado

Colorado’s index of air quality is 87.2 on a scale from 0 to 100 points (higher is better) according to EPA reports taking into account the days of ozone alert and volume of such pollutants as lead, carbon monoxide, sulfur and others. State’s weather quality is graded at 80 points out of 100 on the basis of such indices as toxic discharges, sediments, turbidity and pollutants. The index of Superfund sites is 82 compared to 71 for the entire country. In 2014, the number of physicians per 100,000 persons is 259 and the health cost index is higher compared to the average US index.

Climate in Colorado

Colorado’s annual rainfall is 15.2 inches, compared to 36.5 for the entire US. In winter the state gets the annual snowfall of 56.8, while the United States in general get 25. There are 77 days with measurable precipitation, and 253 sunny days per annum. In July, the average high temperature is 85.7 degrees Fahrenheit, and in January the average lowest is 12.8 degrees. The comfort index on the scale from 0 to 100 (higher is better) makes 67 and is based on the combination of summer temperature and effect humidity on the population.


Data provided by U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences nces.ed.gov