Top 17 Universities in Colorado




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Most four-year, degree-granting institutions in Colorado are located in the central part of the state, in the greater metropolitan areas of Colorado Springs, Boulder, Fort Collins and the capital city, Denver.

The state is known for its large research universities, which host notable engineering and applied sciences degree programs, but many midsize universities and small private colleges are also located throughout Colorado. The many publicly funded colleges and universities in Colorado include several liberal arts colleges and the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, one of America’s five military academies.

Here are the top 17 universities in Colorado that provide excellent education and quality of living.

17. Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is a proprietary institution that was founded in 1963. It has a urban setting and the campus size is 23 acres. It utilizes a trimester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $22,470.

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design prepares passionate students for creative careers, with an emphasis on individualized instruction in a success-oriented college campus and online environment. Rocky Mountain is a community of creatives, dedicated to the individualized success of each of our students.

Applying

When applying to Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, it’s important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is $50. It has an an acceptance rate of 68.1 percent.

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 54.7 percent.

Campus Services

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health insurance.

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Of the students at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, 78 percent have cars on campus.

Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.

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