College Choice Releases 2017 Ranking of the 19 Best Colleges in Colorado

EUGENE, Ore., June 13, 2017 — College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 19 Best Colleges in Colorado for 2017.  

Colorado high school students are part of a huge, state-wide upward swing in academic success and college enrollment. But it’s not just that numbers are growing; college students are increasingly diverse, as every ethnic group has seen higher enrollment numbers in the last few years, and they are increasingly successful—the mean grade point average of first-year college students is climbing as well.

“The state of Colorado is a dynamic and exciting place for higher education right now,” Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. “That’s why I think this list—the best colleges and universities in Colorado—is especially exciting.”

College Choice developed its list by looking at institutional excellence along with return on investment—the differential between tuition costs and average early career earnings. Data on the rankings came from the university and colleges’ websites, PayScale, the Colorado Department of Higher Education, U.S. News & World Report, and The National Center for Education Statistics.

The ranking for the 19 Best Colleges in Colorado finds Colorado School of Mines in the top spot. Colorado College is in second, and University of Denver rounds out the top three.

The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Adams State University

Colorado Christian University

Colorado College

Colorado Mesa University

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

Colorado State University-Pueblo

Fort Lewis College

Johnson & Wales University-Denver

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Regis University

United States Air Force Academy

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

University of Colorado Denver

University of Denver

University of Northern Colorado

Western State Colorado University

College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.


Christian Amondson, Managing Editor, College Choice
Phone: (541) 255-3801

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