Universities and colleges in Denver Colorado

For people who are looking for places where they could go to a university in the US, there are literally thousands of places where you can get a higher education. However, if you are specifically looking to study in Denver than the list gets significantly shorter. The city has many different universities, and we will list all of them in specific categories depending in which they belong to.

These groups are divided on the base of the age group and different study programs, but also in the way they operate as a business.

Public Uni

Here we have three distinct options which are all located on the Auraria Campus.

Community College of Denver

Which Offers four degrees:  Associate of General Studies, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science.

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Which Contains three colleges and one school: College of Business, College Letters, Arts and Sciences, College of Professional Studies and School of Education.

Metropolitan State University of Denver

University of Colorado Denver

Which Has 8 schools and colleges: The College of Architecture and Planning, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Arts & Media, the School of Education & Human Development, the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Public Affairs and its Presidential Climate Action Project, Graduate School, and The Business School

Private Uni

This section is divided into no profit and for profit.


  • Lincoln College of Technology
  • The College for Financial Planning
  • Colorado Technical University
  • Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Heritage College
  • National American University
  • Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
  • The Art Institute of Colorado


  • University of Denver
  • Colorado Heights University
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Iliff School of Theology
  • Regis University

University of Colorado Denver

In addition to these schools and Universities, Denver also has many seminaries that are located either in Denver or in the surrounding areas.

  • The Iliff School of Theology
  • The Yeshiva Toras Chaim Talmudical Seminary
  • The Denver Seminary
  • The Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary