Fort Collins Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Fort Collins Colleges and Schools

Located near the base of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins, Colorado is a hothouse for students who love food, the outdoors, and summer festivals and events. Students at Fort Collins colleges and schools might even have a hard time managing their schedules because there is just so much fun and enjoyment to pursue in this northern part of the state. After all, there are more than 315 miles of bike routes and paths in the area and also Old Town Fort Collins, which has antique shops, cafes, and local boutiques, to explore.

Colleges in Fort Collins, Colorado

  • Colorado State University: Academics at this Fort Collins-based school comprise majors, minors and even concentrations. In fact, some minors are required for degrees so that students become even more well-rounded and gain more understanding. Be it art, civil engineering, computer science, wildlife biology or more, there's likely a discipline at CSU that is a fit for you. Other disciplines include veterinary medicine and the agricultural sciences. Want to support athletics? Then just throw up your fist and say "Go Rams!"
  • Institute of Business and Medical Careers: If you're interested in diploma, certificate or degree programs in areas like cosmetology, dental assisting, therapeutic massage or something similar, this career-training college, known as IBMC, could have a program that is up your alley. On campus, you can find a student lounge, a resource library, student work stations with high-speed Internet (a must for college students!) and an IBMC Cafe.
  • College America - Fort Collins: Discover career-oriented degrees and hands-on learning in fields like business, healthcare, information technology and more, but not just through associate degrees. There also are numerous bachelor's degrees available in fields like accounting, business administration, and website design and development. This location is just one of College America's numerous campuses, but who wouldn't want to attend school in Fort Collins, which sees 300 days of sun each year?

Fun Facts about Fort Collins Colleges

  • Stamp out boredom: There are more than 550 student organizations available at CSU.
  • Feeling tense? Take advantage of the Student Massage Clinic at the Institute of Business and Medical Centers.
  • College America has many employer and business partners, including Wells Fargo, Walgreens, Synergy Health Partners and others.


  1. Discover Old Town, Fort Collins Visitors Center, http://www.visitftcollins.com/things-to-do/discover-old-town/
  2. Fort Collins Campus, Institute of Business and Medical Careers, https://ibmc.edu/about-ibmc/locations/fort-collins-campus/
  3. Majors, Concentrations and Minors, Colorado State University, http://admissions.colostate.edu/academics/majors-concentrations-and-minors/
  4. Our Professional Network of Employers, College America, http://www.collegeamerica.edu/career-services/employers-and-partnerships#all
  5. The CSU Experience, Colorado State University, http://admissions.colostate.edu/the-csu-experience/
  6. This Amazing Location, Colorado State University, http://admissions.colostate.edu/location/

Featured Colleges in the Fort Collins Area (QuickSchools™)

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The Art Institutes system of schools

Denver, CO

With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.

  • Program Categories: Art and Design, Communications and Media
  • Degrees: Bachelor

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


Fort Collins, CO

Other colleges make promises. CollegeAmerica delivers.

  • Program Categories: Art and Design, Business, Computers and Technology
  • Degrees: Bachelor

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

IBMC College

Fort Collins, CO

Are you un-employed, under-employed or looking for a stable career where you can make a real difference? Well then, you have come to the right place.

  • Program Categories: Cosmetology, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Certificate, Diploma, Associate

Lincoln Tech

Denver, CO

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

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma
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Fort Collins Colleges with Open Admissions

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

Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture Fort Collins
2925 South College Ave # 9
Fort Collins, CO 80525

  • Programs: cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, hair styling, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 39 students, 39 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Hair Dynamics Education Center
6464 S College
Fort Collins, CO 80525

  • Programs: cosmetology, hair styling, aesthetician and skin care, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 196 students, 293 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Colleges in Fort Collins with Selective Admissions

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

Colorado State University
102 Administration Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523-0100

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business, psychology, construction engineering tech, exercise science, family studies, speech and rhetoric, biology, English
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 27,569 students, 24,272 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 5,240 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 500-610. Math: 510-620. Writing: 480-590.
  • 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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