U.S. News & World Report released their annual report of the nation’s top universities and colleges this week.  Colorado universities and colleges were well represented.

Colorado School of Mines in Golden has consistently been ranked the top university in Colorado and came in as #82 out of 220 top universities.  The University of Denver came in at #86 and the University of Colorado, Boulder came in at #92.

In separate categories, Regis University and University of Colorado – Colorado Springs ranked #23 and #39 respectively for regional universities, with Western State in Gunnison taking #92.  In the Liberal Arts category, Colorado College came in at #24 and the United States Air Force Academy came in at #32.

Below is a list of top Colorado universities based on tuition, graduation rates, acceptance and enrollment rates.

Colorado State University, Fort Collins:  In state tuition $11,080, out of state tuition $28,374,  acceptance rate 81%, total enrollment 31,943

University of Colorado Denver, Denver:  In state tuition $10,404, out of state tuition $29,334, acceptance rate 67%,  total enrollment 23,670

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley:  In state tuition $8,416, out of state tuition $20,002, acceptance rate 89%,  total enrollment 11,936

Colorado School of Mines, Golden:  In state tuition $17,383, out of state tuition 34,828, acceptance rate 38%, total enrollment 5,924

University of Denver, Denver:  Tuition $46,362, acceptance rate 73%, enrollment 11,797

University of Colorado, Boulder:  In state tuition $11,531, out of state tuition $35,079, acceptance rate 80% enrollment 32,775

University of Colorado – Folsom Field, Boulder Colorado


For the complete U.S. News & World Report annual list of the nations 220 top universities refer to the Denver Business Journal – Colorado universities ranked among nation’s best by U.S. News article.