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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.

We also provide an extensive list of Colorado Colleges.

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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Everest College


Denver, CO

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

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

Lincoln Tech


Denver, CO

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

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • 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

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
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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.
(2000)
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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