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Denver Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Denver Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Denver, Colorado

There are at least 32 colleges in Denver, listed and described below. These schools represent 70,570 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 54,280 full-time students, and a reported 4,411 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver, University of Denver and Community College of Denver.

We also provide an extensive list of Colorado Colleges.

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  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Denver.

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Utah College of Massage Therapy


Aurora, CO; Westminster, CO

Do you want a career that offers the satisfaction of helping people and a work environment that is positive and exciting?  With the education you will receive at the Utah College of Massage Therapy, that career can be yours. 

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

Argosy University


Denver, CO

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

  • Program Categories: Business, Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety, Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Everest College


Denver, CO

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

  • 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

Lincoln Tech


Denver, CO

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

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma

Colorado Technical University


Englewood, CO

CTU can connect you to a powerful professional network, real-world faculty and innovative technology.

  • Program Categories: Business, Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor, Doctorate
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Colleges in Denver with Selective Admissions

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

Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology
1681 S Dayton St
Denver, CO 80247

  • Programs: veterinary assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's.
  • Student Body: 644 students, 653 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine
1441 York St Ste 202
Denver, CO 80206

  • Programs: traditional Asian medicine
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 111 students, 173 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits.

Iliff School of Theology
2201 S University Blvd
Denver, CO 80210-4798

  • Programs: theology, ministry
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 199 students, 132 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 57 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Johnson & Wales University-Denver
7150 Montview Blvd
Denver, CO 80220

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: chef training, foodservice management, hotel management, pastry, marketing, business management, parks and recreation management, criminal justice and administration
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 1,466 students, 1,508 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 659 student capacity.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado
1441 York St Ste 301
Denver, CO 80206

  • Programs: massage therapy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 55 students, 49 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.

Metropolitan State College of Denver
Speer Blvd and Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80217-3362

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: behavioral sciences, criminal justice and safety, business management, psychology, biology, accounting, history, English
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 21,425 students, 15,637 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 440-550. Math: 440-560.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
1600 Pierce St
Denver, CO 80214

  • Programs: animation and special effects, interior design, illustration, painting, graphic design, art education, sculpture, fine arts
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 498 students, 460 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 470-600. Math: 453-588. Writing: 440-580.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Teikyo Loretto Heights University
3001 S Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80236-2711

  • Programs: English language and literature, international business, general studies, diversity studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 504 students, 418 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 650 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option.

The Colorado Center for Medical Laboratory Science
1719 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80218-1281

  • Programs: clinical lab tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 21 students, 23 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

University of Colorado Denver

Denver, CO 80217-3364

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, registered nursing, pharmacy, curriculum and instruction, biology, medicine, communication studies, psychology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 21,658 students, 16,764 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 685 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 490-600. Math: 490-590.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option.

University of Denver
2199 S. University Blvd
Denver, CO 80208

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: law, business and related services, international relations, social work, finance, marketing, curriculum and instruction, business management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 11,053 students, 9,196 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,340 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 540-640. Math: 550-660.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Yeshiva Toras Chaim Talmudical Seminary
1555 Stuart St
Denver, CO 80204

  • Programs: Talmudic studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 11 students, 12 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 20 student capacity.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Denver Colleges with Open Admissions

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

Community College of Denver
1111 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80204-2026

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: child development, licensed practical nurse, registered nursing, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies, dental hygienist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 8,359 students, 5,137 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.

Cuttin' Up Beauty Academy
8101 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80220

  • Programs: cosmetology, hair styling, barber, manicurist, aesthetician and skin care
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 10 students, 87 full-time equivalent.

Emily Griffith Opportunity School
1250 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80204-2197

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: electrician, nursing assistant, plumbing, pipefitting, sheet metal tech, home health aide, carpentry, plumbing and water supply
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 2,971 students, 2,212 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Pima Medical Institute Denver
7475 Dakin St Suite 100
Denver, CO 80221

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: medical assistant, dental assistant, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, veterinary assistant, pharmacy tech, dental services, physical therapist assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 922 students, 758 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.
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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
Aurora Colleges 11 276,393 6,508  
Boulder Colleges 5 94,673 33,280 6,800
Golden Colleges 1 17,159 4,560 1,200
Lakewood Colleges 6 144,126 7,649  
Littleton Colleges 3 40,340 7,396 188
Westminster Colleges 6 100,940 15,323  

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