List of Private Universities & Colleges in Colorado
Best Colorado Private School MajorsColleges that do not accept state funding are considered private institutions. As a general rule, private colleges offer students a smaller class size, greater collaboration, and access to teaching professors when compared to their public university counterparts. You may elect to pursue a degree from a private institution online or via a traditional classroom setting. In either case, you can pursue a variety of degree tracks that include subject areas such as forestry, toxicology, communications, economics, computer science, sociology, entomology, cardiovascular technology, sonography, robotics, dietetics, forensic science, cognitive science, environmental biology, solar energy technology, or industrial technology.
List of Large 4-Year Private Universities in Colorado
There are 3 large private universities in our database for Colorado. Follow the links below to get more details about each school.
Large Universities with Research Facilities or Faculty
The universities listed below offer many diverse academic programs, have a large student body, and usually have research facilities or faculty involved with research. These schools very often have graduate and professional programs as well.
University of Denver (DU) in Denver, CO
Visit the website for University of Denver at du.edu
- 10,000 to 19,999 Undergraduate Students Enrolled
- Estimated tuition & fees: $46,000 per year
Large Primarily Academic Universities
Each university listed below offers a diverse set of degrees and programs, unlike the research universities listed above, these schools contain little to no research activity on campus and are primarily academic.
Small to Medium Sized 4-Year Universities
The 4-year schools listed below have a small to medium sized student body and may offer a wide range of associate and bachelor's degrees. Get more information about each school by clicking the links below.
- in Lone Tree, CO
- (DeVry University-Denver South) in Westminster, CO
- Argosy University in Denver, CO
- Colorado Technical University (Colorado Tech) in Colorado Springs, CO
- Colorado Technical University - Greenwood Village (Colorado Tech) in Aurora, CO
- Johnson & Wales University in Denver, CO
- Naropa University in Boulder, CO
4-Year Colleges with a Special Focus on an Area of Study
The schools below are grouped by their special area of focus. To learn about admissions, tuition & fees, programs offered, and more click on the school names below.
Theological Seminaries, Bible Colleges, and Other Faith-Related Institutions
- Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, CO
Schools of Art, Music, and Design
- Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (RMCAD) in Lakewood, CO
- The Art Institute of Colorado (Colorado Institute of Art) in Denver, CO
Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Colorado in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.
Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.