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Colorado Business Colleges

48 Colleges
18,903 Yearly Graduations
$43,946 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,378 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 18,903 students received a business degree from a college in Colorado, making it rank #16 in terms of graduations. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $10,986 per year to get their degree at a college in Colorado, while out of state students will pay an average of $17,684 per year.

An estimated 49% of college students in Colorado take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,344 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
3,599 Yearly Degrees
$12,529 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs is 27,232, of which 23,430 students are undergraduates and of those, 15,272 are full-time. It takes the average Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,795 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Colorado State University - Global Campus

Greenwood Village, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
2,336 Yearly Degrees
$8,400 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,670 students at Colorado State University - Global Campus in total, 8,114 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,796 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 31 to 1.

Colorado State University - Global Campus has a 4.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#3

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
2,093 Yearly Degrees
$12,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 31,098 undergraduates at CU - Boulder, of which 28,877 are full-time, and there are 37,883 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at CU - Boulder is 87%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

Approximately 32% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,779 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CU - Boulder is $39,100.

Public Public vs. Private
1,461 Yearly Degrees
$11,901 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 25,789 undergraduates at Colorado State, of which 22,247 are full-time, and there are 33,426 students altogether. It takes the average Colorado State undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,293 a year. Colorado State has a 3.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Colorado State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

University of Denver

Denver, Colorado
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,134 Yearly Degrees
$52,515 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Denver is 12,931, of which 5,774 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,478 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at DU. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

About 58% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Roughly 41% of students at DU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,504 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,500 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,044 Yearly Degrees
$9,335 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,818 undergraduates at CU Anschutz, of which 8,857 are full-time, and there are 24,910 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at CU Anschutz is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 37% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,806 a year. CU Anschutz has a 3.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,500 during the early-career years.

#7

Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
908 Yearly Degrees
$3,986 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Front Range Community College is 19,283, which includes 4,937 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at FRCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,148 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,400 during the early-career years.

#8

Pueblo Community College

Pueblo, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
855 Yearly Degrees
$5,179 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Pueblo Community College is 6,545, which includes 1,954 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

45% of Pueblo Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,035 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pueblo Community College is $23,800.

Public Public vs. Private
804 Yearly Degrees
$8,151 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Metropolitan State University of Denver is 20,080, of which 19,194 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,250 are full-time. For undergraduates at MSU Denver, the average graduation time is 5.1 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

36% of MSU Denver students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,620 a year. MSU Denver has a 7.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MSU Denver is $34,100.

#10

Regis University

Denver, Colorado
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
628 Yearly Degrees
$38,180 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,500 undergraduates at Regis U, of which 2,191 are full-time, and there are 6,908 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Roughly 59% of students at Regis U take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,554 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Regis U is $50,000.

#11

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
484 Yearly Degrees
$10,728 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,807 students at UCCS in total, 10,706 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,168 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UCCS is 4.6 years.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,314 a year. UCCS has a 5.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,600 during the early-career years.

#12

Red Rocks Community College

Lakewood, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
337 Yearly Degrees
$4,263 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Red Rocks Community College is 7,008, of which 6,942 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,272 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 18% of students at Red Rocks Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,086 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Red Rocks Community College is $30,200.

#13

Colorado Christian University

Lakewood, Colorado
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
334 Yearly Degrees
$24,367 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,587 students at CCU in total, 6,539 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,737 are full-time. It takes the average CCU undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,863 a year. CCU has a 6.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CCU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
298 Yearly Degrees
$8,686 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,239 undergraduates at Colorado Mesa, of which 6,972 are full-time, and there are 9,373 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Colorado Mesa is 4.8 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

62% of Colorado Mesa students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,836 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Colorado Mesa is $30,700.

#15

United States Air Force Academy

USAF Academy, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
294 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at United States Air Force Academy is 4,304, which includes 4,304 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

The acceptance rate at USAFA is 12%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 73% of accepted students are men, and 27% are women.

#16

University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
249 Yearly Degrees
$9,987 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,810 undergraduates at University of Northern Colorado, of which 7,752 are full-time, and there are 12,930 students altogether. For undergraduates at University of Northern Colorado, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,804 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Colorado Mountain College

Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
245 Yearly Degrees
$4,620 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Colorado Mountain College is 5,636, which includes 1,662 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 36% of students at Colorado Mountain College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,674 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,900 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
167 Yearly Degrees
$8,407 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,310 undergraduates at Colorado State University - Pueblo, of which 2,985 are full-time, and there are 7,081 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 94% of students at Colorado State University - Pueblo take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,477 a year. Colorado State University - Pueblo has a 7.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Colorado State University - Pueblo is $33,900.

#19

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
158 Yearly Degrees
$3,842 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,069 full-time undergraduates at PPCC, and 13,655 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,074 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from PPCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Community College of Denver

Denver, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
152 Yearly Degrees
$4,640 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,232 students at CCD in total, 2,453 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 24% of students at CCD take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,643 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,100 during the early-career years.

#21

Fort Lewis College

Durango, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
146 Yearly Degrees
$8,872 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,300 students at FLC in total, 3,220 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,862 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 48% of students at FLC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,810 a year. FLC has a 8.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,100 during the early-career years.

#22

Northeastern Junior College

Sterling, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
138 Yearly Degrees
$5,072 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 790 full-time undergraduates at NJC, and 1,390 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

49% of NJC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,194 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NJC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Adams State University

Alamosa, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
132 Yearly Degrees
$9,523 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Adams State University is 3,114, of which 1,955 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,362 are full-time. It takes the average Adams State undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

Around 99% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

53% of Adams State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,877 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Adams State is $26,700.

#24

Western Colorado University

Gunnison, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
131 Yearly Degrees
$10,437 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,073 undergraduates at Western, of which 1,755 are full-time, and there are 3,487 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Western is 4.6 years.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 52% are men and 48% are women.

56% of Western students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,283 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Western with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Aspen University

Denver, Colorado
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
90 Yearly Degrees
$3,920 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,537 undergraduates at Aspen University, of which 802 are full-time, and there are 6,893 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,353 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Other Colorado Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Colorado College 73
27 Otero Junior College 70
28 Community College of Aurora 66
29 Aims Community College 64
30 Johnson & Wales University - Denver 56
31 Taft University System 50
32 Arapahoe Community College 46
32 DeVry University - Colorado 46
34 Morgan Community College 40
35 Colorado School of Mines 35
36 Trinidad State Junior College 25
36 Pickens Technical College 25
38 Emily Griffith Technical College 21
39 Lamar Community College 15
40 Nazarene Bible College 11
41 CollegeAmerica - Colorado Springs 10
42 CollegeAmerica - Denver 9
43 Colorado Media School 7
44 American Sentinel University 6
45 CollegeAmerica - Fort Collins 5
46 IBMC College 4
47 Colorado Northwestern Community College 2
48 Delta Montrose Technical College 0

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