Three Colorado Schools Included In List of Best Public Colleges
The latest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings includes Colorado School of Mines, the University of Colorado and Colorado State University.
The top public universities list ranked a total of 115 schools including:
- The Colorado School of Mines at 32nd
- The University of Colorado Boulder at 42nd
- Colorado State University at 67th
- The University of Colorado Denver at 108th
According to U.S. News & World Report, public colleges and universities are typically operated under the supervision of state governments and are funded, in part, by tax dollars and subsidies from the state. As a result, these universities often offer free or discounted tuition to students considered residents of the state. Public schools run the gamut from small liberal arts colleges to large research institutions.
U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on a variety of measures, including academic peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.