Best Online Community Colleges in Colorado

By OnlineU Staff | Updated 5/7/2020
2020 Best Online Community Colleges in Colorado Badge

Colorado is home to five community colleges that offer online associate degrees and certificates. Tuition at these schools ranges from $2,400 at Colorado Mountain College, ranked #3, to $10,716 at Front Range Community College, ranked #1. At Front Range Community College online students can choose among 29 online associate degrees, including an A.A.S in Accounting, an A.A. in Anthropology, an A.S. in Geology, and more.

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RankSchool Annual Tuition Locations
# 1 #1 Front Range Community College $10,716 Westminster
# 2 #2 Aims Community College $3,180 Greeley
# 3 #3 Colorado Mountain College $2,400 Glenwood Springs (and 1 other)
# 4 #4 Community College of Denver $10,716 Denver
# 5 #5 Lamar Community College $10,716 Lamar

2020 Online Community Colleges in Colorado - Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

#1 Front Range Community College

  • Annual Tuition: $10,716
  • Locations: Westminster
  • Accreditation: HLC

Located in Westminster, Colorado, Front Range Community College offers an array of 100-percent online degrees, including Associate of Arts, Associate of General Studies, and Associate of Science. FRCC provides online students with the opportunity to obtain a degree in accounting (AAS), anthropology (AA), business (AA or AAS), computer information systems with a concentration in either database administration, programming, or web developer (AAS), criminal justice (AA), early childhood education (AA and AAS), economics (AA), elementary education (AA), English (AA), geography (AA), highway maintenance management (AAS), history (AA), mathematics (AS), philosophy (AA), political science (AA), psychology (AA and AAS), sociology (AA), and Spanish (AA). FRCC also offers 16 separate 100-percent online certificates.

#2 Aims Community College

  • Annual Tuition: $3,180
  • Locations: Greeley
  • Accreditation: HLC

Aims Community College is located in Greeley, Colorado, and offers an Associate of Arts degree that can be completed through 100-percent online classes. To obtain an AA degree through ACC, students must earn a minimum of nine credits in communication; arts and humanities; and behavioral and social sciences. Students must also earn three credits in mathematics, eight in physical and life sciences, and 22 in electives, which adds up to a total of 60 credits. ACC also offers a concentration in liberal arts. Students may combine online classes with classroom work, but this is not a requirement.

#3 Colorado Mountain College

  • Annual Tuition: $2,400
  • Locations: Glenwood Springs (and 1 other)
  • Accreditation: HLC

Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees that can be completed online. AAS degrees include Early Childhood Education and Paralegal. AA degrees include Associate of Arts and Early Childhood Education. An Associate of General Studies degree is also available. Students may earn a number of certificates at CMC via online classes, including several in early childhood education, hospitality management, medical billing and coding, paralegal, and phlebotomy.

#4 Community College of Denver

  • Annual Tuition: $10,716
  • Locations: Denver
  • Accreditation: HLC

Community College of Denver in Denver, Colorado, offers an online Associate of Arts degree with concentrations in anthropology, business, criminal justice, economics, elementary education, English literature, French, history, philosophy, and psychology. Students can also pursue an Associate of Science degree with a concentration in biology designation, geology, mathematics, physics, and psychology. CCD also offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Administration-Marketing, a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene, and an Associate of General Studies degree.

#5 Lamar Community College

  • Annual Tuition: $10,716
  • Locations: Lamar
  • Accreditation: HLC

Lamar Community College in Lamar, Colorado, offers several Associate of Arts degrees with concentrations such as business, criminal justice, early childhood teacher education, economics, elementary teacher education, history, psychology, and studio arts. An Associate of Science degree is also available with concentrations including agricultural business, animal science, equine science, psychology, and soil and crop sciences. In addition, students can pursue an AS degree with an emphasis in sports and exercise science. All of these degree concentrations can be completed exclusively online.

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