GROWING SMART MINDS
Northern Colorado offers high quality, award winning educational programs and institutions that result in a highly educated workforce.
Two four-year universities:
Two community colleges:
- Front Range Community College, Fort Collins and Brighton
- Aims Community College, Greeley and Windsor
Both community colleges are nationally accredited and offer career and technical education, lower tuition costs and ease of transfer into any state four-year university.
Other four-year public colleges and universities nearby:
- Colorado School of Mines, Golden
- Metropolitan State University, Denver
- University of Colorado Boulder
- University of Colorado Denver
- University of Denver
- Regis University, Denver
The Poudre School District serves approximately 27,000 students and includes 50 schools. It is the ninth-largest school district in Colorado and covers 1,856 square miles in Northern Colorado, including Fort Collins, Laporte, Timnath, Wellington, Red Feather, Livermore, Stove Prairie, and parts of Windsor. PSD is consistently recognized nationally and at the state level for student, staff and district excellence.
Weld County is home to 17 school districts, including Greeley-Evans School District 6, which serves more than 21,000 students in the communities of Greeley and Evans. According to a 2013-2014 satisfaction survey, 98% of parents of students in this district said they were satisfied with the schools.
K-12 Education Statistics
|Number of Schools||2014-2015||170|
|Dropout Rate (grades 7-12)||2013-2014||1.9%|
Shares of Population Age 25 and Over by Educational Attainment (2014)
|Percent of Total|
|Percent with high school diploma or higher||92.5|
|Percent with bachelor's degree or higher||35.0|
|Percent with high school diploma or higher||90.5|
|Percent with bachelor's degree or higher||38.3|
|Percent with high school diploma or higher||86.9|
|Percent with bachelor's degree or higher||30.1|
College Entrance Exam Scores
|ACT Composite Score - 2015|