The price of education: Which Colorado schools charge the highest in-state tuition?


Colorado residents pay the highest in-state tuition at Colorado College, University of Denver and Regis University, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the highest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Colorado College
Springs
2,118
$55,470
2
University of Denver
Denver
11,434
$50,556
3
Regis University
Denver
8,341
$36,810
4
Johnson & Wales University-Denver
Denver
1,170
$32,441
5
Colorado Christian University
Lakewood
7,398
$31,866
6
Naropa University
Boulder
966
$31,790
7
Intellitec College-Colorado Springs
Springs
635
$29,805
8
Rolf Institute of Structural Integration
Boulder
88
$22,428
9
Colorado School of Trades
Lakewood
156
$21,500
10
Lincoln College of Technology-Denver
Denver
916
$21,333
11
The Salon Professional Academy-Grand Junction
Junction
62
$20,140
12
Aveda Institute-Denver
Denver
417
$20,000
13
Empire Beauty School-Aurora
Aurora
53
$19,350
14
Empire Beauty School-Littleton
Littleton
75
$19,350
15
Empire Beauty School-Thornton
Thornton
100
$19,350
16
Platt College-Aurora
Aurora
236
$19,286
17
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
Lakewood
869
$19,020
18
Colorado School of Mines
Golden
6,209
$18,964
19
DeVry University-Colorado
Westminster
221
$18,023
20
CollegeAmerica-Fort Collins
Collins
126
$16,972
21
CollegeAmerica-Denver
Denver
139
$16,972
22
CollegeAmerica-Colorado Springs
Springs
206
$16,972
23
Colorado Media School
Lakewood
123
$16,965
24
Concorde Career College-Aurora
Aurora
676
$16,835
25
Xenon International Academy-Denver
Aurora
58
$16,600
26
Paul Mitchell the School-Denver
Lakewood
209
$16,500
27
The Salon Professional Academy-Colorado Springs
Springs
69
$16,200
28
New Dimensions Beauty Academy Inc
Parker
62
$15,600
29
Paul Mitchell the School-Colorado Springs
Springs
204
$15,600
30
International Salon and Spa Academy
Springs
280
$15,565
31
Montage Academy
Longmont
90
$15,375
32
Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology
Broomfield
319
$15,190
33
Utah College of Massage Therapy-Aurora
Aurora
173
$15,157
34
Utah College of Massage Therapy-Westminster
Westminster
119
$15,157
35
National American University-Centennial
Centennial
176
$15,000
36
National American University-Colorado Springs South
Springs
152
$15,000
37
Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Boulder
Boulder
1,064
$14,945
38
Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture-Fort Collins
Loveland
30
$14,900
39
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Colorado Springs
Springs
267
$14,860
40
Intellitec College-Grand Junction
Junction
842
$14,500
41
College of International Esthetics Inc
Arvada
111
$14,345
42
Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado
Denver
55
$13,700
43
Academy of Natural Therapy Inc
Greeley
50
$13,500
44
Pima Medical Institute-Aurora
Aurora
257
$13,377
45
Pima Medical Institute-Denver
Denver
768
$13,377
46
Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs
Springs
536
$13,377
47
IBMC College
Collins
359
$12,960
48
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder
35,338
$12,532
49
Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology
Denver
321
$12,338
50
Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs
Springs
25,517
$11,960
51
Nazarene Bible College
Springs
743
$11,760
52
Colorado State University-Fort Collins
Collins
33,083
$11,707
53
Denver College of Nursing
Denver
796
$11,616
54
Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology
Springs
109
$11,435
55
Colorado School of Healing Arts
Lakewood
97
$10,760
56
Colorado State University-Pueblo
Pueblo
6,639
$10,408
57
American Sentinel University
Aurora
2,637
$10,140
58
Western State Colorado University
Gunnison
2,814
$10,114
59
Emily Griffith Technical College
Denver
4,327
$10,042
60
National Beauty College
Denver
53
$10,000
61
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley
13,399
$9,918
62
National Personal Training Institute of Colorado
Lakewood
66
$9,890
63
Healing Arts Institute
Collins
54
$9,800
64
Delta Montrose Technical College
Delta
328
$9,595
65
University of Phoenix-Colorado
Tree
261
$9,552
66
Adams State University
Alamosa
3,314
$9,440
67
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver
24,839
$9,283
68
Fort Lewis College
Durango
3,332
$9,040
69
Colorado Mesa University
Junction
9,591
$8,627
70
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Springs
12,932
$8,523
71
Colorado State University-Global Campus
Village
12,381
$8,400
72
Montessori Education Center of the Rockies
Boulder
75
$8,300
73
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Denver
20,304
$7,666
74
Pueblo Community College
Pueblo
5,991
$5,179
75
Trinidad State Junior College
Trinidad
1,663
$5,160
76
Northeastern Junior College
Sterling
1,547
$5,072
77
Community College of Denver
Denver
8,556
$4,750
78
Colorado Mountain College
Springs
5,934
$4,620
79
Pickens Technical College
Aurora
1,011
$4,510
80
Red Rocks Community College
Lakewood
7,355
$4,158
81
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Rangely
1,201
$4,018
82
Front Range Community College
Westminster
19,259
$3,986
83
Otero Junior College
Junta
1,330
$3,975
84
Lamar Community College
Lamar
811
$3,950
85
Aspen University
Denver
4,973
$3,920
86
Arapahoe Community College
Littleton
12,421
$3,918
87
Pikes Peak Community College
Springs
13,275
$3,840
88
Community College of Aurora
Aurora
8,026
$3,826
89
Morgan Community College
Morgan
1,383
$3,765
90
Taft University System
Denver
751
$3,740
91
United Beauty College
Denver
23
$3,657
92
Aims Community College
Greeley
5,982
$2,756

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Organizations in this Story

Academy of Natural Therapy Inc Adams State University Aims Community College American Sentinel University Arapahoe Community College Aspen University Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Boulder Aveda Institute-Denver Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture-Fort Collins College of International Esthetics Inc CollegeAmerica-Colorado Springs CollegeAmerica-Denver CollegeAmerica-Fort Collins Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology Colorado Christian University Colorado College Colorado Media School Colorado Mesa University Colorado Mountain College Colorado Northwestern Community College Colorado School of Healing Arts Colorado School of Mines Colorado School of Trades Colorado State University-Fort Collins Colorado State University-Global Campus Colorado State University-Pueblo Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs Community College of Aurora Community College of Denver Concorde Career College-Aurora Delta Montrose Technical College Denver College of Nursing DeVry University-Colorado Emily Griffith Technical College Empire Beauty School-Aurora Empire Beauty School-Littleton Empire Beauty School-Thornton Fort Lewis College Front Range Community College Healing Arts Institute IBMC College Intellitec College-Colorado Springs Intellitec College-Grand Junction International Salon and Spa Academy Johnson & Wales University-Denver Lamar Community College Lincoln College of Technology-Denver Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado Metropolitan State University of Denver Montage Academy Montessori Education Center of the Rockies Morgan Community College Naropa University National American University-Centennial National American University-Colorado Springs South National Beauty College National Personal Training Institute of Colorado Nazarene Bible College New Dimensions Beauty Academy Inc Northeastern Junior College Otero Junior College Paul Mitchell the School-Colorado Springs Paul Mitchell the School-Denver Pickens Technical College Pikes Peak Community College Pima Medical Institute-Aurora Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs Pima Medical Institute-Denver Platt College-Aurora Pueblo Community College Red Rocks Community College Regis University Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Rolf Institute of Structural Integration Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology Taft University System The Salon Professional Academy-Colorado Springs The Salon Professional Academy-Grand Junction Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Colorado Springs Trinidad State Junior College United Beauty College University of Colorado Boulder University of Colorado Colorado Springs University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus University of Denver University of Northern Colorado University of Phoenix-Colorado Utah College of Massage Therapy-Aurora Utah College of Massage Therapy-Westminster Western State Colorado University Xenon International Academy-Denver

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