Most Affordable Colleges in Colorado for 2019

State of Colorado
Middle Class Affordability Rankings™
Which colleges are most affordable for Colorado residents? The answer may surprise you.

These rankings of the most affordable colleges for Colorado residents are based on the estimated net price for a "typical" middle class family living in the state of Colorado.

Note: Net price is the actual cost of the school paid by the student and family, after factoring in merit and grant aid from the college federal programs and work study. The net prices displayed in these rankings are College Raptor's estimates.
"Typical" Middle Class Family
Used in the net price estimates shown below
Number in Family
4
Number In College
1
Total Income
$80,000
Total Assets
$50,000


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Rank College Name Typical Net Price Sticker Price % Savings # Undergrads Est. Median SAT Acceptance Rate
1 United States Air Force Academy $0 Image $0 0% 4,276 1,332 11.92%
2 Colorado State University-Pueblo $5,900 Image $28,500 79% 4,621 1,045 95.34%
3 Colorado State University-Global Campus $9,000 Image $9,000 0% 8,459 N/A N/A
4 Colorado Mountain College $13,000 Image $15,700 17% 5,934 N/A N/A
5 Metropolitan State University of Denver $14,900 Image $22,900 35% 19,666 1,010 64.27%
6 Colorado College $16,400 Image $71,600 77% 2,107 1,348 15.13%
7 Adams State University $16,700 Image $23,900 30% 1,960 1,010 98.88%
8 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus $16,800 Image $23,500 29% 15,586 1,179 65.22%
9 University of Colorado Colorado Springs $19,800 Image $26,300 25% 10,808 1,165 92.81%
9 Western State Colorado University $19,800 Image $23,700 16% 2,431 1,125 85.98%
11 University of Colorado Boulder $20,200 Image $29,200 31% 29,056 1,298 79.84%
12 Colorado Mesa University $21,600 Image $25,400 15% 9,459 1,075 81.67%
13 University of Northern Colorado $22,200 Image $24,800 10% 10,092 1,115 89.08%
14 Fort Lewis College $23,000 Image $25,400 9% 3,300 1,125 83.21%
15 Regis University $24,300 Image $53,300 54% 4,084 1,154 59.92%
16 Colorado School of Mines $24,500 Image $34,500 29% 4,788 1,390 55.72%
17 Johnson & Wales University-Denver $25,400 Image $49,200 48% 1,118 N/A 83.97%
18 Colorado State University-Fort Collins $27,200 Image $27,200 0% 25,523 1,214 82.62%
19 University of Denver $29,400 Image $71,600 59% 5,765 1,298 58.05%
20 Colorado Christian University $34,500 Image $46,900 26% 6,537 1,105 97.64%
School data from 2016-2017
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