Colleges in Colorado: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

Colorado Colleges Summary

Colorado has just over 100 colleges. Colorado has more than 300,000 college students, and has the 9th largest percentage of its population attending colleges and adult education institutions (more than 7%). A relatively low percentage of students in Colorado live in dorms (less than 15%). Only 9% of states have a smaller percentage of their students living in dorms.

Colorado colleges require a relatively high SAT score (greater than 1040) compared to the national average. Colorado has a lot of for-profit adult education schools with more than 50% of its schools being for-profit, higher than all but 5 other states. While less than 15% of the enrolled students attend for-profit schools, this is still higher than all but 3 other states.

The University of Colorado is the largest school in the state, with over 45,000 students and locations in Boulder, Denver, and Colorado Springs. The United States Air Force Academy is also in Colorado, just 14 miles north of Colorado Springs.

The State Department of Education for Colorado is located in Denver at 201 East Colfax Avenue. The web site for the Colorado DOE is http://www.cde.state.co.us/.

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Colleges and Universities in Colorado

School City Students Dorms Open Admission Typical SAT Range
Academy of Natural Therapy Greeley 51   No
Adams State College Alamosa 2,830 1,061 No V: 438-540
M: 430-563
W: 400-510
Aims Community College Greeley 4,588   Yes
Arapahoe Community College Littleton 6,538   Yes
Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology Denver 644   No
Boulder College of Massage Therapy Boulder 186   Yes
Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture Fort Collins Fort Collins 39   Yes
Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture Greeley Greeley 44   Yes
Colorado College Colorado Springs 2,075 1,524 No V: 620-700
M: 610-700
W: 620-700
Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Springs 5,206 620 Yes
Colorado Northwestern Community College Rangely 1,430 320 Yes
Colorado School of Healing Arts Lakewood 241   Yes
Colorado School of Mines Golden 4,560 1,200 No V: 550-610
M: 650-700
Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine Denver 111   No
Colorado State University Fort Collins 27,569 5,240 No V: 500-610
M: 510-620
W: 480-590
Colorado State University Pueblo Pueblo 5,908 500 No V: 420-530
M: 420-550
Community College of Aurora Aurora 4,885   Yes
Community College of Denver Denver 8,359   Yes
Concorde Career College Aurora Aurora 626   No
Cuttin' Up Beauty Academy Denver 10   Yes
Delta Montrose Technical College Delta 1,803   Yes
Denver Seminary Littleton 858 188 No
Emily Griffith Opportunity School Denver 2,971   Yes
Fort Lewis College Durango 3,928 1,391 No V: 470-573
M: 470-590
W: 450-560
Front Range Community College Westminster 15,270   Yes
Glenwood Beauty Academy Glenwood Springs 54   Yes
Hair Dynamics Education Center Fort Collins 196   Yes
Heritage College Denver Denver 663   Yes
Iliff School of Theology Denver 199 57 No
Internatonal Salon and Spa Academy Colorado Springs 196   Yes
Johnson & Wales University Denver Denver 1,466 659 No
Lamar Community College Lamar 817 192 Yes
Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado Denver 55   No
Mesa State College Grand Junction 6,199 1,290 No V: 430-540
M: 420-540
Metropolitan State College of Denver Denver 21,425   No V: 440-550
M: 440-560
Montessori Education Center of the Rockies Boulder 64   No
Morgan Community College Fort Morgan 1,748   Yes
Naropa University Boulder 1,104 100 No
Nazarene Bible College Colorado Springs 957   Yes
Northeastern Junior College Sterling 2,751 465 Yes
Otero Junior College La Junta 1,558 240 Yes
Pickens Technical College Aurora 932   Yes
Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs 11,407   Yes
Pima Medical Institute Colorado Springs Colorado Springs 516   Yes
Pima Medical Institute Denver Denver 922   Yes
Pueblo Community College Pueblo 5,063   Yes
Red Rocks Community College Lakewood 7,223   Yes
Regency Beauty Institute Lakewood Lakewood 18   No
Regency Beauty Institute Westminster Westminster 53   No
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Denver 498   No V: 470-600
M: 453-588
W: 440-580
San Juan Basin Technical College Mancos 778   Yes
Southwest Acupuncture College Boulder Boulder 130   No
Teikyo Loretto Heights University Denver 504 650 No
The Colorado Center for Medical Laboratory Science Denver 21   No
The Salon Professional Academy Grand Junction Grand Junction 61   Yes
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy Colorado Springs Colorado Springs 75   No
Trinidad State Junior College Trinidad 1,760 313 Yes
United States Air Force Academy USAFA 4,461 4,550 No V: 595-680
M: 620-700
W: 560-660
University of Colorado at Boulder Boulder 31,796 6,700 No V: 520-630
M: 550-650
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs 8,660 900 No V: 470-600
M: 470-610
W: 450-560
University of Colorado Denver Denver 21,658 685 No V: 490-600
M: 490-590
University of Denver Denver 11,053 2,340 No V: 540-640
M: 550-660
University of Northern Colorado Greeley 12,702 3,030 No V: 460-580
M: 470-590
W: 460-560
Western State College of Colorado Gunnison 2,146 1,130 No V: 450-550
M: 470-580
Xenon International Academy Aurora Aurora 65   Yes
Yeshiva Toras Chaim Talmudical Seminary Denver 11 20 No
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