Best Colleges in Colorado

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October 5, 2021

Top 35 Schools Recognized for Student Resources, Earnings after College, Overall Quality

SAN FRANCISCO (PR WEB) April 05, 2017 –, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of the best colleges and universities in Colorado for 2017. 20 four-year schools made the list, with University of Denver, Regis University, Colorado School of Mines, University of Colorado—Colorado Springs and Colorado Colleges coming in with the highest scores. Of the 15 two-year schools that were also included, Aims Community College, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Trinidad State Junior College, Front Range Community College and Red Rocks Community College were the top five schools. A full list of schools is included below.

“These schools have shown a commitment to preparing their students for success in college and beyond, with numbers to prove it,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “We measure data from each school, but also dig deeper into the success of alumni after college to find which colleges in Colorado truly are the best for students.”

To be included on the “Best Colleges in Colorado” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on additional data points including the number of career and academic resources, annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, financial aid availability, graduation rates and student/teacher ratios.

Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in Colorado” list, visit

The Best Four-Year Colleges in Colorado for 2017 include:
  • Adams State University
  • Colorado Christian University
  • Colorado College
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins
  • Colorado State University-Global Campus
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Johnson & Wales University-Denver
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Naropa University
  • Regis University
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western State Colorado University
The Best Two-Year Colleges in Colorado for 2017 include:
  • Aims Community College
  • Arapahoe Community College
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College
  • Community College of Aurora
  • Community College of Denver
  • Front Range Community College
  • Lamar Community College
  • Morgan Community College
  • Northeastern Junior College
  • Otero Junior College
  • Pickens Technical College
  • Pikes Peak Community College
  • Pueblo Community College
  • Red Rocks Community College
  • Trinidad State Junior College was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


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