List of 4-Year Public Universities & Colleges in Colorado

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As the twenty-first most populous state in America, Colorado is known for its physical beauty. The Colorado Rockies along with a treasure trove of rivers, lakes, and canyons make the state of Colorado a haven for active outdoor enthusiasts. From an academic standpoint, Colorado is home to around 150 colleges and universities. The Colorado public college system contains over a dozen institutions across the state from Denver and Durango to Colorado Springs and Boulder. Top ranked Colorado state schools include the University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Northern Colorado, Colorado School of Mines, and Mesa State College to name a few.

Best Colorado Public School Majors and Online Degree Programs

The Colorado public college system provides students with ample opportunity to pursue a number of degree pathways. Degrees can include several graduate programs, undergraduate degrees, graduate certificates, and undergraduate certificate programs. Regardless if you choose to pursue a degree in a traditional classroom setting or an online degree, Colorado public colleges are equipped to help you achieve your academic goals. Degree pathways can include a variety of tracks that you may be interested in that include: mechanical engineering, statistics, economics, math, computer science, communications, teaching, criminal justice, toxicology, robotics, cognitive science, sociology, public policy, sustainability studies, and animal genetics.

Colorado State University System

The 2 schools listed below are part of the Colorado State University System. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution Name Number Students Information Virtual Tour
Colorado State University in Fort Collins, COMore Than 20,000info Virtual Campus Tour of Colorado State University
Colorado State University - Pueblo in Pueblo, CO5,000 to 9,999info

University of Colorado

The 3 schools listed below are part of the University of Colorado system. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution Name Number Students Information Virtual Tour
University of Colorado at Boulder in Boulder, COMore Than 20,000info Virtual Campus Tour of University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in Colorado Springs, CO10,000 to 19,999info
University of Colorado Denver in Denver, COMore Than 20,000info

Other Public 4-Year State Universities & Colleges

Below is a list of other 4-year state universities and colleges in Colorado.

Institution Name Number Students Information Virtual Tour
Adams State College in Alamosa, CO1,000 to 4,999info
Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, CO5,000 to 9,999info
Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO5,000 to 9,999info
Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO1,000 to 4,999info Virtual Campus Tour of Fort Lewis College
Mesa State College in Grand Junction, CO5,000 to 9,999info
Metropolitan State College of Denver in Denver, COMore Than 20,000info
University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO10,000 to 19,999info Virtual Campus Tour of University of Northern Colorado
Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison, CO1,000 to 4,999info

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.