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Finding a College in the United States

Deciding where to go to college is a difficult decision for any student. Deciding where to go in another country is far more difficult.

The number of colleges and universities in the United States can be overwhelming, and it’s difficult for parents to advise their son or daughter what type of institution, with what academic programs, in what part of the country is best.

Colorado is friendly and welcoming to all students from all countries. The state offers an array of education options, ranging from small mountain colleges to large urban universities, including two-year community colleges, English language centers, and graduate research programs. We encourage you to use this website to explore all the great options available in Colorado.

StudyColorado is here to help. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Why Colorado

Academic Excellence: We understand that as a parent, you want to provide your son or daughter with the best academic opportunities that will help your student to be successful—in school and in his or her career. The colleges and universities listed in this website are known around the world for their academic excellence, first-rate facilities, and professors who take the time to get to know their students. StudyColorado institutions are all regionally accredited, with many ranked in Forbes, US News and World Report, the Princeton Review and other national college rankings.

A Foundation for Success: Colorado values education and work. Colorado is ranked third among all US states in the number of degrees among its population. The state is also ranked among the top five for economic competitiveness.

Affordability: StudyColorado colleges and universities offer education options for every budget. Tuition rates are established by each college or university, so we encourage you to go to explore each individual college or university for more information.

Safety: Most importantly, your son or daughter will be in safe hands in Colorado. Student safety on campus is a top priority for every college and university.

Success Stories

Studying in Colorado… is the best decision I’ve ever made.

– Star, from China

The investment is worth it … I’m receiving a well-rounded college experience with my academics at the top and my extra-curricular activities also at the top.

– Oluwafunmilayo, from Nigeria

Colorado is secure and the people are friendly. I’m in safe hands.

– Alanoud, from Kuwait

Each and every single day, I am becoming a better person that you are proud of. Having said that, please just be patient, and do not miss your son so much!

– Denchai, from Thailand

I find that I am constantly in competition with myself, trying to achieve the best academically. On the other hand, I am able to have fun with my friends over the weekend, whether it is going downtown for dinner, going to on campus parties or watching a movie together.

– Dominique, from South Africa