2019 Best Online Community Colleges in Colorado

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Colorado is home to 10 community colleges that offer online associate degrees and certificates. Tuition at these schools ranges from $2,400 at Colorado Mountain College, ranked #6, to $8,685 at Trinidad State Junior College, ranked #8. At top-ranked Front Range Community College, tuition is $7,890 per year, and online students can choose among 30 online associate degrees, including an A.A.S in Accounting, an A.A. in Anthropology, an A.S. in Geology, and more.

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Rank School Annual Tuition Campus Location
#1 #1 Front Range Community College $7,890 Westminster (CO)
#2 #2 Aims Community College $3,171 Greeley (CO)
#3 #3 Community College of Aurora $4,467 Aurora (CO)
#4 #4 Community College of Denver $4,467 Denver (CO)
#5 #5 Pikes Peak Community College $7,896 Colorado Springs, Falcon (CO)
#6 #6 Colorado Mountain College $2,400 Glenwood Springs, Rifle (CO)
#7 #7 Colorado Northwestern Community College $7,896 Rangely (CO)
#8 #8 Trinidad State Junior College $8,685 Trinidad, Alamosa (CO)
#9 #9 Northeastern Junior College $7,896 Sterling (CO)
#10 #10 Lamar Community College $7,896 Lamar (CO)

2019 Online Community Colleges in Colorado - 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: $7,890
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Westminster
  • Online Associate Degrees: 30
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Located in Westminster, Colorado, Front Range Community College offers an array of 100-percent online degrees, including Associate of Arts, Associate of General Studies, and Associate of Science. FRCC provides online students with the opportunity to obtain a degree in accounting (AAS), anthropology (AA), business (AA or AAS), computer information systems with a concentration in either database administration, programming, or web developer (AAS), criminal justice (AA), early childhood education (AA and AAS), economics (AA), elementary education (AA), English (AA), geography (AA), highway maintenance management (AAS), history (AA), mathematics (AS), philosophy (AA), political science (AA), psychology (AA and AAS), sociology (AA), and Spanish (AA). FRCC also offers 16 separate 100-percent online certificates.

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  • Annual Tuition: $3,171
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Greeley
  • Online Associate Degrees: 1
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Aims Community College is located in Greeley, Colorado, and offers an Associate of Arts degree that can be completed through 100-percent online classes. To obtain an AA degree through ACC, students must earn a minimum of nine credits in communication; arts and humanities; and behavioral and social sciences. Students must also earn three credits in mathematics, eight in physical and life sciences, and 22 in electives, which adds up to a total of 60 credits. ACC also offers a concentration in liberal arts. Students may combine online classes with classroom work, but this is not a requirement.

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  • Annual Tuition: $4,467
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Aurora
  • Online Associate Degrees: 13
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The Community College of Aurora in Aurora, Colorado, offers several online Associate of Arts degrees, such as Anthropology, Business, Criminal Justice, Economics, Elementary Education Transfer, English, History, Psychology, and Spanish. CCA also offers an Associate of Science degree in Biology and Psychology, and an Associate of Science Degree Core. Students may also study applied technology to gain an Associate of Applied Science Degree or general studies to obtain an Associate of General Studies Degree. These degrees are all 100-percent online and require no time on campus. CCA uses Desire2Learn as its learning management program.

  • Annual Tuition: $4,467
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Denver
  • Online Associate Degrees: 18
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Community College of Denver in Denver, Colorado, offers an online Associate of Arts degree with concentrations in anthropology, business, criminal justice, economics, elementary education, English literature, French, history, philosophy, and psychology. Students can also pursue an Associate of Science degree with a concentration in biology designation, geology, mathematics, physics, and psychology. CCD also offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Administration-Marketing, a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene, and an Associate of General Studies degree.

  • Annual Tuition: $7,896
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Colorado Springs, Falcon
  • Online Associate Degrees: 17
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Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, offers a variety of degrees, many of which can be completed solely through online classes. The college offers Associate of Applied Science degrees in concentrations like accounting, criminal justice, and early childhood education. An Associate of Arts degree is offered with concentrations in anthropology, business, criminal justice, economics, history, psychology, and sociology. Students can also receive an Associate of Science Degree in Psychology. All 11 degrees are transferable to a four-year school upon completion. However, the school encourages students who pursue an AAS degree to seek employment after graduation in order to gain field knowledge.

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  • Annual Tuition: $2,400
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Glenwood Springs, Rifle
  • Online Associate Degrees: 4
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Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees that can be completed online. AAS degrees include Early Childhood Education and Paralegal. AA degrees include Associate of Arts and Early Childhood Education. An Associate of General Studies degree is also available. Students may earn a number of certificates at CMC via online classes, including several in early childhood education, hospitality management, medical billing and coding, paralegal, and phlebotomy.

  • Annual Tuition: $7,896
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Rangely
  • Online Associate Degrees: 2
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Colorado Northwestern Community College offers three fully-online degrees, including an Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education, an Associate of Arts, and an Associate of Sciences. This Rangely, Colorado-based community college offers science studies focused on students hoping to enter into healthcare fields and pursue pre-dental hygiene or pre-nursing degrees, while the arts program offers a studio and visual arts suite. Students are encouraged to design their own programs based on their interests, with the help of CNCC counselors and faculty.

  • Annual Tuition: $8,685
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Trinidad, Alamosa
  • Online Associate Degrees: 1
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Located in Trinidad, Colorado, Trinidad State Junior College offers its Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Safety and Health Technology Program 100-percent online. This is an Associate of Applied Science degree that is accredited by the Applied and National Science Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Students are required to take several general education courses to obtain the degree, some of which are available through TSJC Online and others through Colorado Community Colleges Online. After receiving their degrees at TSJC, students will be encouraged to either pursue higher degrees or enter their chosen career.

  • Annual Tuition: $7,896
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Sterling
  • Online Associate Degrees: 1
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Northeastern Junior College is located in Sterling, Colorado and offers an online associate of applied science degree in Agriculture Business. Students in this program will take online courses such as Agriculture Marketing, Agriculture Economics, and Animal Science. Electives, such as Business Statistics and Human Resource Management, are also available. In addition to this fully online degree, the college also has a wide variety of online classes available, including classes in Accounting, Music, Biology, and more. Courses are synchronous, so online students must meet certain deadlines.

  • Annual Tuition: $7,896
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Lamar
  • Online Associate Degrees: 2
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Lamar Community College in Lamar, Colorado, offers several Associate of Arts degrees with concentrations such as business, criminal justice, early childhood teacher education, economics, elementary teacher education, history, psychology, and studio arts. An Associate of Science degree is also available with concentrations including agricultural business, animal science, equine science, psychology, and soil and crop sciences. In addition, students can pursue an AS degree with an emphasis in sports and exercise science. All of these degree concentrations can be completed exclusively online.

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