Hi Anayeli: I raised two daughters in California. My kids attended college "out of state." And, their education was about the same price as going to college in California. Both of my daughters attended Arizona State University in Tempe. The out of state tuition was higher by going to ASU. But, all the others costs like transportation, housing, food, etc. was much cheaper in Arizona. Typically, students who go to a Cal State University need 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 years to graduate. Students at Arizona State typically graduate in 3 1/2 to 4 years so you save a year in extra tuition and housing costs.
I would research cost as to how much it is to go to school in Texas vs. how much it cost to go to school in Colorado. You might be surprised.
My daughters did not receive any scholarship money to go to Arizona State University. But, one daughter (uh, the one who was far inferior in her high school academic career compared to my other more accomplished daughter ) did receive $32,000 to go to the University of Arizona in Tucson ($8000 a year for 4 years). She turned down the University of Arizona's $32,000 and went to ASU in Tempe instead.
Oftentimes, out of state colleges are looking for out of state students to round out their student body. And, these schools provide financial incentives to attract out of state students to their campuses.
So, cost may not be a big factor going out of state.
My advice, apply to that college in Denver Colorado and see how much the total cost is compared to the colleges in Texas.