In-State vs. Out-of-State Tuition

The news coverage regarding SB09-170, a bill that would allow children of illegal immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition, may have you wondering what exactly is the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition rates for Colorado state-funded colleges and universities. By using the tables compiled by the Colorado Dept. of Higher Education, you can compare in-state and out-of-state tuition rates for undergraduate, graduate, 2-year and 4-year programs in all state-funded higher education institutions in Colorado. These tables are also very valuable for those who are choosing a college or university — the tables can provide valuable data to draw a comparison between similar schools. Especially helpful on this page is a comparison of the mandatory student fees charged at each school. Knowing how much a prospective student will be paying in fees can also be helpful in determining the overall cost of attending a state higher education institution.