To identify the Best Colleges in Colorado for 2019 we averaged the results from the most respected college ranking systems (Niche.com + US News & World Report) from around the web to produce an entirely unique CollegeReviews Score for each school. And then ordered the schools based on that ranking. You won’t find a more exhaustive ranking of the best colleges and universities in Colorado anywhere.

About The Best Colleges In Colorado

The state boasts the highest summits of the Rocky Mountains and the highest average elevations in the US. Along with four national parks, 11 national forests, 41 national wilderness areas and two national conservation areas.

Colorado is home to over 150 colleges and universities. The majority of Colorado colleges are located in the Mile High City Denver, which is both the largest city and the state’s capital. There you’ll find the University of Denver, The Art Institute of Colorado and Metropolitan State College of Denver along with a multitude of community colleges and career colleges.

One of the most well known schools in the state, the University of Colorado, Boulder. Other 4-year choices include Colorado State University, Colorado Mesa University and Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs.

Regional Information about Colorado

Regional Information About Colorado
Major Cities: Denver, Colorado Springs,Aurora
Attractions: Rocky Mountain National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Pikes Peak in Pike National Forest
Cost of Living: Best Places Colorado Cost of Living
Popular Schools: Colorado State University, University of Denver.University of Colorado Boulder.

About Our Methodology

Our methodology for determining the best colleges in Colorado takes both editorial rankings from US News & World Report, Times Higher Education and combines it with student rankings from Niche.com. We weight student rankings higher giving them about a 80% weighted score vs editorial rankings. Thus creating a more accurate viewpoint of the best colleges in any given state.

  1. Colorado School of Mines
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  2. Colorado College
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  3. University of Denver
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  4. University of Colorado - Boulder
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  5. Colorado State University
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  6. University of Colorado - Denver
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  7. Regis University
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  8. Colorado Christian University
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  9. University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
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  10. University of Northern Colorado
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  11. Western Colorado University
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  12. Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs
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  13. Colorado State University - Pueblo
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  14. Colorado Mesa University
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  15. Metropolitan State University of Denver
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  16. Fort Lewis College
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  17. Johnson & Wales University - Denver
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  18. University of Phoenix - Colorado
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  19. Adams State University
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  20. Red Rocks Community College
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