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2021 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Colorado

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

Finding the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Colorado ranking looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality liberal arts / sciences and humanities programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the liberal arts / sciences and humanities program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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2021 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Colorado

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying liberal arts / sciences and humanities.

Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Adams State University

Alamosa, CO

Adams State University tops the 2021 list of our schools in Colorado that are best for non-traditional liberal arts / sciences and humanities students. Adams State is a small public school located in the town of Alamosa. Adams State also made our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Colorado list, coming in at #3.

1,427 of Adams State students are exclusively distance learners. 1,232 students are part time. Adams State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#2

Regis University

Denver, CO

Our rankings recognize Regis University as the #2 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 also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Colorado rankings.

About 3.7% of Regis U students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 2,515 of Regis U students are exclusively distance learners. About 2,821 of the students at Regis U are attending part time. Regis U does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Colorado State University - Fort Collins. Located in the city of Fort Collins, Colorado State is a public college with a very large student population. Colorado State not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Colorado list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.1%. There are approximately 4,779 students at Colorado State that take at least one class online. 7,877 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Colorado State University - Pueblo. Located in the city of Pueblo, Colorado State University - Pueblo is a public college with a medium-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Colorado State University - Pueblo, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Colorado ranking.

The student loan default rate at Colorado State University - Pueblo is lower than is typical, just 7.7% of students default in three years. Approximately 662 students take at least one class online at Colorado State University - Pueblo. About 3,210 of the students at Colorado State University - Pueblo are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#5

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

Our rankings recognize Colorado Mesa University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Grand Junction, Colorado Mesa is a public school with a medium-sized student population. Colorado Mesa also made our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Colorado list, coming in at #5.

Approximately 2,686 students take at least one class online at Colorado Mesa. About 2,384 of the students at Colorado Mesa are attending part time. Colorado Mesa does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

Explore all the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students 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 6,804

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 1,824
English Language & Literature 966
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 490
Theology & Religious Vocations 358
Philosophy & Religious Studies 310

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 5 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jacques Sablet (Switzerland, Morges, 1749-1803).

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