Education

Top Ten Colorado Colleges for Value

Back in March, we posted about the ten best U.S. colleges for value according to SmartAsset — and one Colorado college made the cut.

Now, SmartAsset is getting even more Colorado-centric.

The site has revealed its picks for the ten best Colorado colleges for value, and while the top choice is no shock (yes, it's the one that wound up in the U.S. top ten), the other rankings contain their fair share of surprises.

Note that four entries among Forbes's twelve highest-ranked Colorado colleges circa 2015 don't appear here — and the mag gave no love to a number of the institutions on view below.


Continue to count down the photo-illustrated SmartAsset best Colorado value top ten, featuring data from the site; note that in-state tuition rates were used where applicable. For more information from SmartAsset, click here.

Number 10: University of Denver
Denver, Colorado


Average Scholarships and Grants: $22,270

Average Starting Salary: $47,800


College Tuition: $40,707

Student Living Costs: $15,370

Student Retention Rate: 86 percent

College Education Value Index: 38.42


Number 9: Colorado State University-Pueblo
Pueblo, Colorado


Average Scholarships and Grants: $5,984

Average Starting Salary: $44,200

College Tuition: $7,327

Student Living Costs: $13,611

Student Retention Rate: 63 percent

College Education Value Index: 40.11


Number 8: Regis University
Denver, Colorado


Average Scholarships and Grants: $12,501

Average Starting Salary: $50,500

College Tuition: $32,424

Student Living Costs: $13,902

Student Retention Rate: 78 percent

College Education Value Index: 40.24


Number 7: Colorado College
Colorado Springs, Colorado


Average Scholarships and Grants: $31,282

Average Starting Salary: $44,100

College Tuition: $44,222

Student Living Costs: $13,178

Student Retention Rate: 94 percent

College Education Value Index: 43.48


Number 6: University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, Colorado


Average Scholarships and Grants: $5,552

Average Starting Salary: $45,900

College Tuition: $7,024

Student Living Costs: $13,400

Student Retention Rate: 66 percent

College Education Value Index: 44.64

Continue to keep counting down the ten best Colorado colleges for value according to SmartAsset.

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