Colorado’s Best Christian Colleges & Universities of 2021

For prospective college students looking for schools that align with their Christian faith and demonstrate academic excellence, here are the best Christian colleges and universities in Colorado.

Colorado’s Best Christian Colleges & Universities of 2021

Colleges and Universities in Colorado

Fans of the outdoors will feel right at home in Colorado. With the Rocky Mountains, Colorado River, and even part of the Great Plains, you’re sure to find adventure in The Centennial State. Students looking to balance outdoor adventure with higher education can choose from over 40 colleges and universities offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees for an average in-state tuition of $10,800.

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Colorado’s 28 public institutes include junior colleges, universities, the United States Air Force Academy, and the Colorado School of Mines, a research university that specializes in science, technology, engineering, and math. Tuition for Colorado’s public schools ranges from $3,000 to $19,000, with many of the colleges and junior colleges starting at $4,000 and the universities at $8,000. With smaller class sizes and student populations, Colorado’s private institutions, which includes five religiously affiliated campuses, tend to be more expensive, ranging from $4,000 to $55,000 in tuition. The University of Colorado, Boulder, a notable research institute, is ranked as the number one school in the state and has a student population of just over 32,000. Students can earn degrees in computer science and physics and, once graduated, can share alumni status with influential people, such as Steve Wozniak and Robert Redford. Prospective art students can check out Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, and those desiring a career in the medical field can look into the Institute of Business and Medical Careers.

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What are Colorado’s Colleges & Universities?

Colorado’s Best Overall


The following list of the best Christian schools consists entirely of colleges and universities that offer four-year undergraduate degrees. We’ve identified a total of 3 Christian colleges in Colorado; 2 satifsy our criteria. In order to be included in this ranking list of best Christian colleges and universities, a school needs to satisfy the following three conditions:

  1. It must self-identify as Christian.
  2. It must be fully accredited.
  3. It must offer a broad range of bachelor degree programs.

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How do we determine Colorado's best Christian colleges and universities?

Methodology

The people affiliated with a school are ultimately what make it great. This is why, at the undergraduate level, we rank the best colleges and universities based on what we call “Concentrated Influence”. Concentrated Influence takes the combined influence score of a college or university’s top academic influencers (including faculty and alums) and divides it by the school’s total number of undergraduates.

Using concentrated influence gives small and mid-sized schools an opportunity to shine by taking away the size advantage of larger universities. A small school with proportionately more influential faculty than a large school, whose influence in absolute terms may be bigger, will nonetheless score higher in a concentrated influence ranking. Our approach highlights undergraduate schools that truly rank for excellence, regardless of size.

If you are serious about finding the best colleges and universities for a bachelor’s degree, you should be asking where the most influential professors are teaching and whether their graduates are themselves advancing the school’s reputation for academic excellence.

Most ranking sites rely on an opaque combination of reputation surveys and arbitrary performance metrics. Concentrated Influence provides a ranking that is free from bias, insulated from manipulation, and reflective of real-world educational outcomes.

Colorado’s Best Christian Colleges & Universities

  1. #1

    Regis University

    Denver , CO

    Tuition + fees

    $39K

    Acceptance

    78%

    Graduation

    67%

    Student body

    5K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1135/24

    What is Regis University known for?

    Regis University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Education
    • Business
    • Medical
    • Psychology
    • Political Science
    • History
    • Nursing
    • Communications
    • Computer Science
    • Religious Studies
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  2. Tuition + fees

    $25K

    Graduation

    61%

    Student body

    6K

    What is Colorado Christian University known for?

    Colorado Christian University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Religious Studies
    • Psychology
    • Business
    • Political Science
    • Education
    • History
    • Mathematics
    • Medical
    • Computer Science
    • Philosophy

    Most Influential Alumni

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