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#20 Most Popular State/Terr. for Grad Students
34 Colleges
19,712 Yearly Graduations
$58,575 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)

Colorado ranked #20 in the nation for graduate degrees with 19,712 students receiving a diploma in 2019. Graduate students from Colorado can take advantage of in-state tuition, which averages about $14,644 per year. Out-of-state graduate tuition averages $18,102. Depending on the school you go to, you may have to pay quite a bit more - or quite a bit less.

Learn more about the most popular graduate schools in the state below:

Public Public vs. Private
2,798 Yearly Degrees
$6,786 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus was ranked the #1 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 2,798 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $6,786 $22,590
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,283 $1,283
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $377 $1,255

#2

University of Denver

Denver, Colorado
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,689 Yearly Degrees
$51,336 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 34 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, U of Denver ranked #2 in terms of popularity with 2,689 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Denver

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $51,336 $51,336
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $303 $303
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,426 $1,426

Public Public vs. Private
2,400 Yearly Degrees
$10,520 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Colorado State handed out 2,400 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #3 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Colorado State University - Fort Collins

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,520 $25,791
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,351 $2,351
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $584 $1,433

#4

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
2,187 Yearly Degrees
$11,826 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

CU - Boulder handed out 2,187 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #4 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Colorado Boulder

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,826 $31,284
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,730 $1,730
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $657 $1,738

#5

Regis University

Denver, Colorado
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,614 Yearly Degrees
$14,441 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Regis University was ranked the #5 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 1,614 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Regis University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $14,441 $14,441
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $802 $802

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,579 Yearly Degrees
$13,710 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs was ranked the #6 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 1,579 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $13,710 $13,710
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $611 $611
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $580 $580

#7

Colorado State University - Global Campus

Greenwood Village, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
1,492 Yearly Degrees
$9,000 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Colorado State University - Global Campus handed out 1,492 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #7 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Colorado State University - Global Campus

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,000 $9,000
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $500 $500

#8

University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
995 Yearly Degrees
$10,867 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

University of Northern Colorado handed out 995 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #8 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Northern Colorado

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,867 $19,620
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,027 $2,027
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $604 $1,090

#9

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
556 Yearly Degrees
$13,912 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 34 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, UCCS ranked #9 in terms of popularity with 556 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $13,912 $24,438
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $648 $1,220

#10

Colorado School of Mines

Golden, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
487 Yearly Degrees
$16,650 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 34 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Mines ranked #10 in terms of popularity with 487 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Colorado School of Mines

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $16,650 $37,350
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,412 $2,412
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $925 $2,075

#11

American Sentinel University

Aurora, Colorado
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
427 Yearly Degrees
$6,540 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, American Sentinel University handed out 427 graduate degrees. This makes it the #11 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for American Sentinel University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $6,540 $6,540
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $300 $300
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $545 $545

#12

Aspen University

Denver, Colorado
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
390 Yearly Degrees
$3,900 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Aspen University handed out 390 graduate degrees. This makes it the #12 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Aspen University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $3,900 $3,900
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $240 $240
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $325 $325

#13

Adams State University

Alamosa, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
365 Yearly Degrees
$4,590 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Adams State University was ranked the #13 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 365 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Adams State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $4,590 $7,830
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,721 $2,721
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $255 $435

#14

Colorado Christian University

Lakewood, Colorado
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
302 Yearly Degrees
$13,045 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Colorado Christian University was ranked the #14 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 302 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Colorado Christian University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $13,045 $13,045
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $984 $984
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $585 $585

Public Public vs. Private
268 Yearly Degrees
$8,892 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 34 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, MSU Denver ranked #15 in terms of popularity with 268 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Metropolitan State University of Denver

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,892 $12,607
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,719 $1,719
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $494 $700

#16

Denver Seminary

Littleton, Colorado
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
209 Yearly Degrees
$10,890 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Denver Seminary handed out 209 graduate degrees. This makes it the #16 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Denver Seminary

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,890 $10,890
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $430 $430
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $605 $605

#17

Rocky Vista University

Parker, Colorado
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
170 Yearly Degrees
$32,791 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Rocky Vista University handed out 170 graduate degrees. This makes it the #17 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Rocky Vista University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $32,791 $32,791
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $3,630 $3,630

#18

Naropa University

Boulder, Colorado
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
166 Yearly Degrees
$22,800 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Naropa handed out 166 graduate degrees. This makes it the #18 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Naropa University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $22,800 $22,800
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $670 $670
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,000 $1,000

#19

Taft University System

Denver, Colorado
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
115 Yearly Degrees
$5,400 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Taft University System was ranked the #19 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 115 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Taft University System

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $5,400 $5,400
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $190 $190

Public Public vs. Private
113 Yearly Degrees
$5,651 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Colorado State University - Pueblo was ranked the #20 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 113 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Colorado State University - Pueblo

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $5,651 $16,803
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,607 $1,607
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $314 $934

#21

Western Colorado University

Gunnison, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
101 Yearly Degrees
$16,048 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Western handed out 101 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #21 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Western Colorado University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $16,048 $16,048
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,323 $1,323
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,000 $1,000

#22

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
75 Yearly Degrees
$9,000 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Colorado Mesa handed out 75 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #22 most popular graduate school in the state. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Colorado Mesa University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,000 $13,500
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $578 $578
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $500 $750

#23

Iliff School of Theology

Denver, Colorado
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
64 Yearly Degrees
$19,824 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Iliff School of Theology handed out 64 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #23 most popular graduate school in the state. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Iliff School of Theology

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $19,824 $19,824
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $345 $345
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $826 $826

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
38 Yearly Degrees

MECR handed out 38 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #24 most popular graduate school in the state.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
25 Yearly Degrees
$18,000 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 34 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, CSTCM ranked #25 in terms of popularity with 25 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $18,000 $18,000
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $540 $540
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $470 $470

Other Colorado Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Colorado College 24
27 Southwest Acupuncture College - Boulder 17
28 Johnson & Wales University - Denver 15
29 Denver College of Nursing 11
30 Fort Lewis College 9
31 DeVry University - Colorado 8
32 Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture 3
33 Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design 0
33 Red Rocks Community College 0

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