Following are the top leading colleges in the U.S. state of Colorado:

Colorado College - It is consistently ranked among the top 30 national liberal arts colleges. The College offers a wide range of majors, minors, and specialized programs.

Colorado School of Mines - It has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the nation.

Fort Lewis College - It has been ranked high among Forbes' "America's Best College". The US News & World Report has ranked FLC 2nd in campus diversity for public liberal arts and sciences colleges.

Westwood College - The College has earned a spot in the top 20 online colleges and universities according to the 2009 rankings published by the Online Education Database (OEDb).

Adams State College - It was designated the Regional Education Provider for southern Colorado.

Everest College - The Colorado Springs campus was founded in Pueblo, Colorado, as Brown's School of Business in 1897. Programs offered at the Colorado Springs Campus include Accounting; Administrative Assistant; Business Accounting; Business Administration; Computer Information Science; etc.

CollegeAmerica - It is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The College offers fast undergraduate degree programs in Medical Specialties, Healthcare Administration, Business Management and Accounting, etc.

Colorado Mountain College - The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, which is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. CMC notable graduates include: Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Pat Davison, NASA researcher and professor Dr. Aileen O’Donoghue, etc.

Colorado Northwestern Community College - The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the NCA. The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Lamar Community College - The College is known for educational quality and high rates of graduation and transfer. LCC's alumni include Academy Award nominee, educators, entrepreneurs, professional athletes, and others.

Mesa State College - Rated 229th in the Washington Monthly's 2009 liberal arts college rankings.

Metropolitan State College of Denver - It was ranked No. 1 in the state for the ethnic diversity of its faculty, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education (2007).

Nazarene Bible College -  The College is accredited by both The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a commission of the NCA, 2006 and the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), 1976.

Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design - RMCAD online programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Trinidad State Junior College - It is the oldest community college in the state of Colorado.

Western State College of Colorado - It was ranked highly in Forbes magazine's top public colleges and universities list for 2009. Western came in at 30th on Forbes' list of Top 100 Public Colleges and Universities.

* Suggested Reading: Top Universities in Colorado

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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