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# Colorado Trade Schools

Colorado ranked #17 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2019. Around 20,227 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $9,315 per year to get their degree at a college in Colorado, while out of state students will pay an average of $15,001 per year.

An estimated 60% of college students in Colorado take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,651 per year.

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## Most Popular Trade Schools in Colorado

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There are 4,937 full-time undergraduates at FRCC, and 19,283 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,148 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from FRCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 5,069 full-time undergraduates at PPCC, and 13,655 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

24% of PPCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,074 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from PPCC is $25,500.

The total student population at Red Rocks Community College is 7,008, of which 6,942 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,272 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,086 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Red Rocks Community College is $30,200.

There are 6,634 students at Aims Community College in total, 2,200 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 11% of students at Aims Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,054 a year. The student loan default rate of 12.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,900 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Pueblo Community College is 6,545, which includes 1,954 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

45% of Pueblo Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,035 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pueblo Community College is $23,800.

There are 3,673 full-time undergraduates at Escoffier - Boulder, and 3,673 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

68% of Escoffier - Boulder students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,411 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The total student population at Arapahoe Community College is 12,759, which includes 2,110 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 27% of students at Arapahoe Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,978 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Arapahoe Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,049 students at Pickens Technical College in total, 1,020 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,400 during the early-career years.

There are 776 students at Intellitec College - Grand Junction in total, 776 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,366 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Intellitec College - Grand Junction is $18,800.

There are 5,527 students at Emily Griffith in total, 1,200 are full-time undergraduates. Emily Griffith has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,100 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Lincoln College of Technology - Denver is 1,343, which includes 1,343 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

62% of Lincoln Tech - Denver students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,965 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Lincoln Tech - Denver with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Pima Medical Institute - Denver is 767, which includes 767 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,074 a year. PMI Denver has a 7.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from PMI Denver is $26,700.

The total student population at Community College of Denver is 8,232, which includes 2,453 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

24% of CCD students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,643 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,100 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Concorde Career College - Aurora is 423, which includes 423 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 29 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. Of the accepted students, 14% are men and 86% are women.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,101 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,700 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Colorado Mountain College is 5,636, which includes 1,662 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

36% of Colorado Mountain College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,674 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Colorado Mountain College is $28,900.

There are 9,373 students at Colorado Mesa in total, 9,239 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,972 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Colorado Mesa is 4.8 years.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Roughly 62% of students at Colorado Mesa take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,836 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,700 during the early-career years.

There are 1,621 students at Trinidad State Junior College in total, 716 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at Trinidad State Junior College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,964 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Trinidad State Junior College is $23,900.

There are 514 students at PMI Colorado Springs in total, 514 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 67% of students at PMI Colorado Springs take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,889 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,700 during the early-career years.

The total student population at IBMC College is 357, which includes 357 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

90% of IBMC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,148 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from IBMC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 23,430 undergraduates at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs, of which 15,272 are full-time, and there are 27,232 students altogether. For undergraduates at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,795 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,900 during the early-career years.

There are 405 students at Aveda Institute - Denver in total, 405 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

69% of Aveda Institute - Denver students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,377 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

There are 1,390 students at NJC in total, 790 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 49% of students at NJC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,194 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NJC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 322 students at PMI Aurora in total, 322 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

73% of PMI Aurora students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,193 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

There are 19,194 undergraduates at MSU Denver, of which 12,250 are full-time, and there are 20,080 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 36% of students at MSU Denver take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,620 a year. MSU Denver has a 7.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MSU Denver is $34,100.

The total student population at Intellitec College - Colorado Springs is 518, which includes 518 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 51% of students at Intellitec College - Colorado Springs take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,520 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Intellitec College - Colorado Springs with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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