Online Colleges in Colorado

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Students looking for online colleges in Colorado can find dozens of options. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports that 87 colleges and universities are based in Colorado, which includes 28 public, 17 nonprofit, and 42 for-profit institutions. This includes institutions like the University of Colorado at Boulder — the state’s flagship public research university with an enrollment of more than 34,000 students — and the small Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs. Students interested in pursuing community college online or in-person in Colorado can also choose from 34 two-year institutions.

The following guide introduces prospective learners to the best online colleges in Colorado. It also provides a general overview of higher education in the state, including the prevalence of online learning in Colorado. Aspiring students can also read about job prospects for college graduates in Colorado and peruse a sampling of scholarships available to online students in the state.

Before looking at the best online colleges in Colorado, this guide provides a summary of higher education in the state, including online education.