2018 Best Online Colleges in Colorado

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The following is a list of the 10 best colleges in Colorado in 2018 based on affordability and academic strength. Colorado State University-Global Campus ranks #1 with an affordable annual tuition of $10,500 and academic strength of 71%. The university offers 14 bachelor’s in science degrees, including a B.S. in Healthcare Administration and Management and a B.S. in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. University of Denver has the highest academic strength at 75% and costs $28,935 annually. Five out of 10 schools on this list cost less than $15,000 in annual tuition.

View our methodology for more details or learn more about SR Education Group. To see all online schools in Colorado, view our comprehensive list.

Rank School Annual Tuition Academic Strength
#1 #1 Colorado State University-Global Campus Annual Tuition $10,500 Academic Strength 71%
#2 #2 University of Northern Colorado Annual Tuition $10,800 Academic Strength 65%
#3 #3 Colorado State University-Fort Collins Annual Tuition $13,860 Academic Strength 72%
#4 #4 Colorado Mesa University Annual Tuition $12,180 Academic Strength 61%
#5 #5 University of Colorado Denver Annual Tuition $15,430 Academic Strength 68%
#6 #6 Regis University Annual Tuition $14,700 Academic Strength 66%
#7 #7 University of Colorado Colorado Springs Annual Tuition $15,520 Academic Strength 67%
#8 #8 Metropolitan State University of Denver Annual Tuition $18,859 Academic Strength 62%
#9 #9 Adams State University Annual Tuition $19,872 Academic Strength 61%
#10 #10 University of Denver Annual Tuition $28,935 Academic Strength 75%
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2018 Online Colleges in Colorado Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: ---
  • Academic Strength: 71%
  • Locations: Greenwood Village

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Academic Strength: 65%
  • Locations: Greeley

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,860
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Academic Strength: 72%
  • Locations: Fort Collins

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,180
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • Locations: Grand Junction
  • Annual Tuition: $15,430
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Academic Strength: 68%
  • Locations: Denver

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,700
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Academic Strength: 66%
  • Locations: Denver

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  • Annual Tuition: $15,520
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Academic Strength: 67%
  • Locations: Colorado Springs

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  • Annual Tuition: $18,859
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Academic Strength: 62%
  • Locations: Denver
  • Annual Tuition: $19,872
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • Locations: Alamosa

Online Associate Degrees (3)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (17)

Online Master's Degrees (14)

Online Certificate Programs (6)

  • Annual Tuition: $28,935
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Academic Strength: 75%
  • Locations: Denver

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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Colorado (37)

Postsecondary teachers are high in demand in Colorado. Colorado's accredited online colleges meet this demand by training students appropriately. Adams State University offers a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration & Leadership (HEAL), while Regis University offers a Master in Educational Leadership. University of Northern Colorado offers a Master of Arts in Teaching with specializations in curriculum studies, and a Master of Arts in Science Education (Graduate Interdisciplinary). In addition to degrees in education, MBAs and nursing degrees are also commonly offered at online schools in Colorado. Aspen University is Colorado's least expensive accredited online college, with tuition of only $3,750 per annum.

At a Glance:

  • CollegeInvest Opportunity Scholarship is a lottery scholarship that annually awards 38 $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate resident students in Colorado.
  • The Colorado Department of Higher Education promotes dual enrollment, and more than a third of the state's 11th- and 12th-graders participated in dual enrollment programs in 2016-17.
  • 16 out of 37 colleges on this list have tuition rates under $15,000 per year.

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