The price of education: Which 2-year Colorado schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Colorado residents attending two-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Aims Community College, United Beauty College and Morgan Community College, according to an analysis of federal data.

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

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Aims Community College
Greeley
5,982
$2,756
2
United Beauty College
Denver
23
$3,657
3
Morgan Community College
Morgan
1,383
$3,765
4
Community College of Aurora
Aurora
8,026
$3,826
5
Pikes Peak Community College
Springs
13,275
$3,840
6
Arapahoe Community College
Littleton
12,421
$3,918
7
Lamar Community College
Lamar
811
$3,950
8
Otero Junior College
Junta
1,330
$3,975
9
Front Range Community College
Westminster
19,259
$3,986
10
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Rangely
1,201
$4,018
11
Pickens Technical College
Aurora
1,011
$4,510
12
Northeastern Junior College
Sterling
1,547
$5,072
13
Trinidad State Junior College
Trinidad
1,663
$5,160
14
Delta Montrose Technical College
Delta
328
$9,595
15
Healing Arts Institute
Collins
54
$9,800
16
National Personal Training Institute of Colorado
Lakewood
66
$9,890
17
National Beauty College
Denver
53
$10,000
18
Emily Griffith Technical College
Denver
4,327
$10,042
19
Colorado School of Healing Arts
Lakewood
97
$10,760
20
Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology
Springs
109
$11,435
21
Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology
Denver
321
$12,338
22
IBMC College
Collins
359
$12,960
23
Pima Medical Institute-Aurora
Aurora
257
$13,377
24
Pima Medical Institute-Denver
Denver
768
$13,377
25
Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs
Springs
536
$13,377
26
Academy of Natural Therapy Inc
Greeley
50
$13,500
27
Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado
Denver
55
$13,700
28
College of International Esthetics Inc
Arvada
111
$14,345
29
Intellitec College-Grand Junction
Junction
842
$14,500
30
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Colorado Springs
Springs
267
$14,860
31
Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture-Fort Collins
Loveland
30
$14,900
32
Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Boulder
Boulder
1,064
$14,945
33
Utah College of Massage Therapy-Aurora
Aurora
173
$15,157
34
Utah College of Massage Therapy-Westminster
Westminster
119
$15,157
35
Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology
Broomfield
319
$15,190
36
Montage Academy
Longmont
90
$15,375
37
International Salon and Spa Academy
Springs
280
$15,565
38
New Dimensions Beauty Academy Inc
Parker
62
$15,600
39
Paul Mitchell the School-Colorado Springs
Springs
204
$15,600
40
The Salon Professional Academy-Colorado Springs
Springs
69
$16,200
41
Paul Mitchell the School-Denver
Lakewood
209
$16,500
42
Xenon International Academy-Denver
Aurora
58
$16,600
43
Concorde Career College-Aurora
Aurora
676
$16,835
44
Colorado Media School
Lakewood
123
$16,965
45
CollegeAmerica-Denver
Denver
139
$16,972
46
Empire Beauty School-Aurora
Aurora
53
$19,350
47
Empire Beauty School-Littleton
Littleton
75
$19,350
48
Empire Beauty School-Thornton
Thornton
100
$19,350
49
Aveda Institute-Denver
Denver
417
$20,000
50
The Salon Professional Academy-Grand Junction
Junction
62
$20,140
51
Lincoln College of Technology-Denver
Denver
916
$21,333
52
Colorado School of Trades
Lakewood
156
$21,500
53
Rolf Institute of Structural Integration
Boulder
88
$22,428
54
Intellitec College-Colorado Springs
Springs
635
$29,805


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Organizations in this Story

Academy of Natural Therapy Inc Aims Community College Arapahoe Community College 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-Denver Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology Colorado Media School Colorado Northwestern Community College Colorado School of Healing Arts Colorado School of Trades Community College of Aurora Concorde Career College-Aurora Delta Montrose Technical College Emily Griffith Technical College Empire Beauty School-Aurora Empire Beauty School-Littleton Empire Beauty School-Thornton Front Range Community College Healing Arts Institute IBMC College Intellitec College-Colorado Springs Intellitec College-Grand Junction International Salon and Spa Academy Lamar Community College Lincoln College of Technology-Denver Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado Montage Academy Morgan Community College National Beauty College National Personal Training Institute of Colorado 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 Rolf Institute of Structural Integration Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology 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 Utah College of Massage Therapy-Aurora Utah College of Massage Therapy-Westminster Xenon International Academy-Denver

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