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2021 Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Colorado

5 Colleges
267 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,311 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities School for You

Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in ColoradoIn 2018-2019, 267 bachelor's degrees were awarded to liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who went to a Colorado college or university. This makes it the #25 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.6% of all the liberal arts / sciences and humanities bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Colorado ranking analyzed 5 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. Instead, we are looking at those liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in Colorado

The following schools top our list of the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in Colorado

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Colorado State University - Fort Collins. Located in the medium-sized city of Fort Collins, Colorado State is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Colorado State, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Colorado ranking.

The average student at Colorado State graduates in less than 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $32,008. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Colorado State is $141,155. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#2

Adams State University

Alamosa, CO

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Adams State University. Adams State is a small public school located in the remote town of Alamosa. Adams State also made our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Colorado list, coming in at #3.

The average student at Adams State graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,677. This means that the average student pays around $107,257 to get a bachelor’s degree from Adams State. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Regis University

Denver, CO

Our rankings recognize Regis University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Regis U is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Denver. Regis U not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Colorado list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Regis U is 4.3 years, and it costs about $38,074 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Regis U is about $162,576. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize Colorado State University - Pueblo as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Pueblo, Colorado State University - Pueblo is a public college with a medium-sized student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Colorado State University - Pueblo has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Colorado ranking.

At Colorado State University - Pueblo, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $27,240. This means that the average student pays around $124,214 to get a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University - Pueblo. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Colorado Mesa University. Located in the city of Grand Junction, Colorado Mesa is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Colorado Mesa has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Colorado ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Colorado Mesa is 4.7 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $30,554. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Colorado Mesa be around $142,382. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

Explore all the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Idaho 814
Utah 323
Montana 94
Wyoming 11

Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 267

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 1,354
English Language & Literature 802
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 393
Philosophy & Religious Studies 241
Theology & Religious Vocations 123

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jacques Sablet (Switzerland, Morges, 1749-1803).

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