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Most Favored Colorado Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate

This page lists the most favored (higher yield) schools in Colorado. The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is the percent of students who choose to enroll after having been offered admission. Higher yield means that more admitted students are finally enrolled into the school.
Colorado College, has the highest yield rate of 38.64% for academic year 2020-2021 in Colorado. Colorado Mesa University is positioned second with 29.69% yield and Colorado State University-Pueblo follows them with 28%. Next table shows the schools that have high yield rates with admission statistics and acceptance rates. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. You may want to check colleges having the lowest yield rates in Colorado.
Most Favored Colorado Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate (2021)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Colorado College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsColorado Springs, CO
38.64% 10,257 1,395 539 13.60%
2Colorado Mesa University
Public, 4 or more yearsGrand Junction, CO
29.69% 8,796 6,636 1,970 75.44%
3Colorado State University-Pueblo
Public, 4 or more yearsPueblo, CO
27.90% 2,181 2,057 574 94.31%
4Fort Lewis College
Public, 4 or more yearsDurango, CO
25.41% 3,497 3,200 813 91.51%
5University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus
Public, 4 or more yearsDenver, CO
22.28% 9,458 6,271 1,397 66.30%
6Adams State University
Public, 4 or more yearsAlamosa, CO
20.62% 1,690 1,688 348 99.88%
7Metropolitan State University of Denver
Public, 4 or more yearsDenver, CO
20.37% 12,045 10,037 2,045 83.33%
8Colorado State University-Fort Collins
Public, 4 or more yearsFort Collins, CO
19.01% 28,843 24,091 4,579 83.52%
9Western Colorado University
Public, 4 or more yearsGunnison, CO
18.08% 2,625 2,323 420 88.50%
10University of Colorado Boulder
Public, 4 or more yearsBoulder, CO
17.00% 44,203 37,221 6,326 84.20%