The price of education: Which 2-year Colorado schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

Colorado residents attending two-year schools pay the highest in-state tuition at CollegeAmerica-Denver, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology and Trinidad State Junior College, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported by two-year schools to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the highest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Intellitec College-Colorado Springs
Springs
635
$29,805
2
Rolf Institute of Structural Integration
Boulder
88
$22,428
3
Colorado School of Trades
Lakewood
156
$21,500
4
Lincoln College of Technology-Denver
Denver
916
$21,333
5
The Salon Professional Academy-Grand Junction
Junction
62
$20,140
6
Aveda Institute-Denver
Denver
417
$20,000
7
Empire Beauty School-Aurora
Aurora
53
$19,350
8
Empire Beauty School-Littleton
Littleton
75
$19,350
9
Empire Beauty School-Thornton
Thornton
100
$19,350
10
CollegeAmerica-Denver
Denver
139
$16,972
11
Colorado Media School
Lakewood
123
$16,965
12
Concorde Career College-Aurora
Aurora
676
$16,835
13
Xenon International Academy-Denver
Aurora
58
$16,600
14
Paul Mitchell the School-Denver
Lakewood
209
$16,500
15
The Salon Professional Academy-Colorado Springs
Springs
69
$16,200
16
New Dimensions Beauty Academy Inc
Parker
62
$15,600
17
Paul Mitchell the School-Colorado Springs
Springs
204
$15,600
18
International Salon and Spa Academy
Springs
280
$15,565
19
Montage Academy
Longmont
90
$15,375
20
Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology
Broomfield
319
$15,190
21
Utah College of Massage Therapy-Aurora
Aurora
173
$15,157
22
Utah College of Massage Therapy-Westminster
Westminster
119
$15,157
23
Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Boulder
Boulder
1,064
$14,945
24
Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture-Fort Collins
Loveland
30
$14,900
25
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Colorado Springs
Springs
267
$14,860
26
Intellitec College-Grand Junction
Junction
842
$14,500
27
College of International Esthetics Inc
Arvada
111
$14,345
28
Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado
Denver
55
$13,700
29
Academy of Natural Therapy Inc
Greeley
50
$13,500
30
Pima Medical Institute-Aurora
Aurora
257
$13,377
31
Pima Medical Institute-Denver
Denver
768
$13,377
32
Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs
Springs
536
$13,377
33
IBMC College
Collins
359
$12,960
34
Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology
Denver
321
$12,338
35
Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology
Springs
109
$11,435
36
Colorado School of Healing Arts
Lakewood
97
$10,760
37
Emily Griffith Technical College
Denver
4,327
$10,042
38
National Beauty College
Denver
53
$10,000
39
National Personal Training Institute of Colorado
Lakewood
66
$9,890
40
Healing Arts Institute
Collins
54
$9,800
41
Delta Montrose Technical College
Delta
328
$9,595
42
Trinidad State Junior College
Trinidad
1,663
$5,160
43
Northeastern Junior College
Sterling
1,547
$5,072
44
Pickens Technical College
Aurora
1,011
$4,510
45
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Rangely
1,201
$4,018
46
Front Range Community College
Westminster
19,259
$3,986
47
Otero Junior College
Junta
1,330
$3,975
48
Lamar Community College
Lamar
811
$3,950
49
Arapahoe Community College
Littleton
12,421
$3,918
50
Pikes Peak Community College
Springs
13,275
$3,840
51
Community College of Aurora
Aurora
8,026
$3,826
52
Morgan Community College
Morgan
1,383
$3,765
53
United Beauty College
Denver
23
$3,657
54
Aims Community College
Greeley
5,982
$2,756

Organizations in this story


Academy of Natural Therapy Inc Aims Community College Arapahoe Community College Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Boulder Aveda Institute-Denver Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture-Fort Collins College of International Esthetics Inc CollegeAmerica-Denver Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology Colorado Media School Colorado Northwestern Community College Colorado School of Healing Arts Colorado School of Trades Community College of Aurora Concorde Career College-Aurora Delta Montrose Technical College Emily Griffith Technical College Empire Beauty School-Aurora Empire Beauty School-Littleton Empire Beauty School-Thornton Front Range Community College Healing Arts Institute IBMC College Intellitec College-Colorado Springs Intellitec College-Grand Junction International Salon and Spa Academy Lamar Community College Lincoln College of Technology-Denver Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado Montage Academy Morgan Community College National Beauty College National Personal Training Institute of Colorado New Dimensions Beauty Academy Inc Northeastern Junior College Otero Junior College Paul Mitchell the School-Colorado Springs Paul Mitchell the School-Denver Pickens Technical College Pikes Peak Community College Pima Medical Institute-Aurora Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs Pima Medical Institute-Denver Rolf Institute of Structural Integration Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology The Salon Professional Academy-Colorado Springs The Salon Professional Academy-Grand Junction Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Colorado Springs Trinidad State Junior College United Beauty College Utah College of Massage Therapy-Aurora Utah College of Massage Therapy-Westminster Xenon International Academy-Denver

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