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Forbes' Top 13 Colorado Colleges and Their (Mostly Unimpressive) National Rankings

Additional photos and more below.
Additional photos and more below.

Forbes has just released its list of the top colleges in America -- a roster that includes 650 institutions. And while thirteen Colorado colleges are included, none of them made the top ten...or the top twenty...or the top thirty.

Below, see our photo-illustrated countdown of the Colorado finishers, complete with tuition info, student population figures and their national ranking -- which, for many, isn't especially impressive. Count them down below, and to check out the full methodology, click here.

See also: Photos: Ten best Colorado high schools according to U.S. News & World Report

Number 13: Colorado Mesa University

Cost: $29,752

Student Population: 9,482

National Rank: 642

Number 12: Metropolitan State University of Denver

Cost: $31,093

Student Population: 23,381

National Rank: 638

Continue to keep counting down Colorado's top thirteen colleges according to Forbes.   Number 11: University of Northern Colorado

Cost: $31,803

Student Population: 13,070

National Rank: 610

Number 10: Fort Lewis College

Cost: $33,322

Student Population: 3,883

National Rank: 596

Continue to keep counting down Colorado's top thirteen colleges according to Forbes.   Number 9: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Cost: $31,837

Student Population: 10,612

National Rank: 536

Number 8: Western State Colorado University

Cost: $29,986

Student Population: 2,301

National Rank: 496

Continue to keep counting down Colorado's top thirteen colleges according to Forbes.   Number 7: University of Colorado, Denver

Cost: $38,679

Student Population: 22,396

National Rank: 493

Number 6: Colorado State University

Cost: $39,056

Student Population: 30,659

National Rank: 310

Continue to keep counting down Colorado's top thirteen colleges according to Forbes.   Number 5: Colorado School of Mines

Cost: $46,533

Student Population: 5,721

National Rank: 153

Number 4: University of Denver

Cost: $56,077

Student Population: 11,656

National Rank: 139

Continue to keep counting down Colorado's top thirteen colleges according to Forbes.   Number 3: University of Colorado, Boulder

Cost: $50,655

Student Population: 31,945

National Rank: 118

Number 2: Colorado College

Cost: $57,400

Student Population: 2,022

National Rank: 51

Number 1: United States Air Force Academy

Cost: N/A

Student Population: 4,120

National Rank: 34

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