Fort Collins school information

IndexFort CollinsColoradoNational
Average Test Scores45%34%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:117:116:1
Total public schools461,42679,221
Total private schools1538424,874
Total post-secondary schools91387,963
The Fort Collins, CO educational system consists of 46 public schools, 15 private schools and 9 post-secondary schools. Fort Collins public schools have average test scores of 45% which is 33% higher than than the Colorado average and 9% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Fort Collins public schools is 17:1, compared to 17:1 in Colorado and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 94.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 93.6% have completed high school, 53.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Fort Collins are 9% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 46 public schools in Fort Collins.
  • 94.1% of people in Fort Collins have completed 8th grade.
  • 93.6% of people in Fort Collins have completed high school.
  • 53.4% of people in Fort Collins have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Fort Collins

IndexFort CollinsColoradoNational
Completed 8th grade94.1%87.9%84.3%
Completed high school93.6%87.1%83.0%
Completed some college81.5%69.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree61.9%47.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors53.4%38.7%30.3%
Completed masters21.4%14.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.4%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.9%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Fort Collins (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Timnath, CO2,02358%17%
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Laporte, CO2,35241%16%
Wellington, CO7,40941%17%
Fort Collins, CO157,25145%9%

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Fort Collins, CO157,25145%9%
Source: The Fort Collins, CO education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.