Boulder Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Boulder Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Boulder, Colorado

There are at least 6 colleges in Boulder, listed and described below. These schools represent 33,280 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 29,283 full-time students, and a reported 6,800 dorm rooms.

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Of Note For College Students

  • Boulder is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.
  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Boulder.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Boulder.

Featured Colleges in the Boulder Area (QuickSchools™)

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Lincoln Tech

Denver, CO

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Tech.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma

Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts

Boulder, CO

You can fire up a new career with help from  Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts. We offer two programs for careers in the culinary industry, including culinary arts and pastry arts.

  • Program Categories: Culinary Arts
  • Degrees: Diploma

Everest College

Denver, CO

Leave that dead-end job behind with training from Everest College.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma

Denver School of Massage Therapy

Westminster, CO; Aurora, CO

Prepare for a Career That You Will Love … in Massage Therapy!

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma

University of the Rockies

Denver, CO

Join the community of thought leaders at University of the Rockies. Pursue your graduate degree from the University’s School of Professional Psychology or School of Organizational Leadership.

  • Program Categories: Education and Teaching, Liberal Arts, Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees: Master, Doctorate

Empire Beauty Schools

Denver, CO

Dreaming of a future in Cosmetology?

  • Program Categories: Cosmetology
  • Degrees: Diploma
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Boulder Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Boulder College of Massage Therapy
6255 Longbow Dr
Boulder, CO 80301-3295

  • Programs: massage therapy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 186 students, 151 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Colleges in Boulder with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Montessori Education Center of the Rockies
4745 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80301

  • Programs: Montessori teaching
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 64 students, 67 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Naropa University
2130 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302-6697

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: counseling psychology, psychology, religion, creative writing, interdisciplinary studies, stagecraft, English, health and fitness
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,104 students, 912 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 100 student capacity.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option.

Southwest Acupuncture College-Boulder
6620 Gunpark Dr
Boulder, CO 80301

  • Programs: traditional Asian medicine
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 130 students, 154 full-time equivalent.

University of Colorado at Boulder
Regent Drive at Broadway
Boulder, CO 80309-0017

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, psychology, physiology, journalism, political science, economics, English, communication studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 31,796 students, 27,999 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 6,700 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 520-630. Math: 550-650.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
Students Dorms
Denver Colleges 28 554,636 70,570 4,411
Golden Colleges 1 17,159 4,560 1,200
Lakewood Colleges 6 144,126 7,649  
Westminster Colleges 6 100,940 15,323  

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