Aug 20, 2017


ColaradoLocated in the western part of the U.S., Colorado is known for its location near the Rocky Mountains. As well as the mountains, Colorado has forests, canyons, lakes, rivers and desert – making it a popular destination for those who love outdoor adventure. The US Bureau of Economics estimates Colorado’s population at 5,268,367 as of 2013.

Denver is the capital and the most populous city of Colorado. Other major cities in the state are Boulder, Colorado Springs, Aspen, Vail, and Grand Junction.

Colorado has over 470 higher education institutions educating approximately 400,000 students. These include research universities, four-year state colleges, community colleges, local district colleges, and private accredited and non-profit colleges and institutions.

Top Reasons to Study in Colorado

  • Quality of Life: For those who love the outdoors, Colorado has plenty to offer – from skiing and snowboarding to hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing. The state averages over 300 days of sunshine.
  • Employment Prospects: Colorado’s business-friendly tax policies, educated workforce, and generous financing packages make it a popular destination for many businesses. Colorado is a leader in promoting clean energy and high technology, and has become a major hub for companies in these two sectors. Other major industries include advanced manufacturing, aerospace, tourism and outdoor recreation, and bioscience. Companies on the 2014 Fortune 500 list that are headquartered in Colorado include Arrow Electronics, DISH Network Corporation, DaVita HealthCare Partners, Liberty Interactive Corporation, Ball Corporation, Newmont Mining Corporation, Level 3 Communications, CH2M HILL Companies, and The Western Union Company

Featured Colleges and Universities

Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college finder search tool  to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.


College Popular Majors Type of Institution Enrollment
Colorado College Biology,Economics,Political Science/ Sociology Private >10,000 Request Info
Colorado School of Mines Chemical Engineering,Engineering,Petroleum Engineering Public >10,000 Request Info
University of Denver Biological/Life Sciences,Finance,Nursing Private >10,000 Request Info
Community College of Denver Health,Liberal Arts Public >10,000 Request Info
University of Colorado: Denver Biology,Business,Communications/Journalism Public >10,000 Request Info
Front Range Community College Health,Liberal Arts Public >10,000 Request Info
Colorado State University Business Administration,Construction Management,Human Development/ Family Studies Public >10,000 Request Info
University of Colorado: Boulder Communications,Marketing,Nursing Public >10,000 Request Info

For a full list of accredited colleges and universities in Colorado, contact the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

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