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Fort Collins, Colorado (CO) Colleges and Universities

There are 18 institutions within a 41-mile radius of Fort Collins, Colorado. Check out statistics about some of them to decide whether you want to go to school in the area.

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Prospective students in the Fort Collins, Colorado area can choose between five non-specialty schools. If you're interested in attending one of these institutions, looking at data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) can help you make a decision.

Closest Schools to Fort Collins, Colorado

Because it is home to a major public university, Fort Collins is essentially a college town. However, this area doesn't offer many options for postsecondary education since there is only one school located within the city limits. The other non-specialty options require a longer commute. For Fort Collins, the closest schools are:

  • Colorado State University - Fort Collins (1.6 miles)
  • Aims Community College (24.6 miles)
  • University of Northern Colorado (25.1 miles)
  • Naropa University (39.4 miles)
  • University of Colorado-Boulder (40.8 miles)

Largest Schools Near Fort Collins, Colorado

If you choose to attend a large school, you may have access to more academic resources, as well as the chance to engage with other students from a wide range of backgrounds. In the Fort Collins area, there are large, mid-size, and small schools to choose from.

  • University of Colorado-Boulder (33,056 students)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (30,614 students)
  • University of Northern Colorado (12,216 students)
  • Aims Community College (5,298 students)
  • Naropa University (942 students)

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Lowest Net Price

The cost of an education is an important consideration for many prospective students. Net price figures reported by the NCES are determined by taking the total cost for full-time undergraduate students and subtracting the average financial aid package from this price. Here are the net prices for the Fort Collins area schools, as of the 2014-2015 school year:

  • Aims Community College ($7,932)
  • University of Northern Colorado ($12,779)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins ($15,664)
  • University of Colorado Boulder ($21,248)
  • Naropa University ($31,124)

Highest Graduation Rate

Graduation rates are calculated based on the percentage of full-time undergraduate students who finish their degree programs within 150% of normal completion time. For students finishing in 2015, the NCES reported the following graduation rates for the five schools near Fort Collins:

  • University of Colorado - Boulder (71%)
  • Colorado State University - Fort Collins (67%)
  • University of Northern Colorado (48%)
  • Naropa University (33%)
  • Aims Community College (27%)

To summarize, if you're looking for a non-specialty institution near Fort Collins, you have five choices within a 41-mile range, including a public community college, two public universities, and a private university.

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