Best Engineering Schools in Colorado

This article features top engineering colleges in Colorado that offer master and doctoral degrees in the fields of biological engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, etc. Please be informed that each school receives national wide rank as the ranking compares all engineering schools in the United States. Some important ranking factors include average GRE scores, alumni surveys, current student interviews, institutional research publications, and peer college assessment. In the following list of best engineering schools in the state of Colorado, you can see tuition cost for both in-state and out-of-state students, acceptable rates and admissions statistics for each top ranked engineering college.

Best Engineering Schools in Colorado

National Ranking Colorado Top Engineering Programs
35 University of Colorado–Boulder (Boulder, CO)
Overall acceptance rate: 48.4%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 757
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $12,146 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $32,779 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,550
Research expenditures per faculty member: $497,761
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $78,148,562
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 4.6%
63 Colorado School of Mines (Golden, CO)
Overall acceptance rate: 46.8%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 718
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $12,585 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $27,270 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,343
Research expenditures per faculty member: $282,946
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $48,383,820
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 1.8%
68 Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO)
Overall acceptance rate: 39.8%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 727
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $8,982 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $20,582 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 642
Research expenditures per faculty member: $593,838
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $62,353,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 1.0%
146 University of Colorado–Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs, CO)
Overall acceptance rate: 72.5%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): N/A
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $6,614 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $12,218 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 273
Research expenditures per faculty member: N/A
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): N/A
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%
178 University of Colorado–Denver (Denver, CO)
Overall acceptance rate: 63.8%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): N/A
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $4,330 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $11,490 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 414
Research expenditures per faculty member: $63,348
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $2,280,556
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%
179 University of Denver (Denver, CO)
Overall acceptance rate: 71.6%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 703
Tuition: Full-time: $36,936 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 213
Research expenditures per faculty member: N/A
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $2,964,661
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%

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