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125 Colleges in Colorado

So you want to attend college in Colorado?

If you call Colorado home or are Colorado implant, there are various reasons that you may want to attend college locally, ranging from local friends to personal relationships.

Top Schools

In 2010 in Colorado, the top-ranking colleges and universities were:

  1. United States Air Force Academy - located in U S A F Academy, it was ranked 21st in the nation
  2. Colorado College - located in Colorado Springs, it was ranked 22nd in the nation
  3. University of Denver - located in Denver, it was ranked 28th in the nation

 

Programs Offered

Colorado has 1,426,586 college students. Of these students, approximately 30.6% are enrolled in one of the 685 bachelor's degree programs offered at Colorado schools. Another 24.6% of Colorado students are enrolled in one of Colorado's 550 master's or Ph.D. level programs. The remaining 44.7% of students are pursuing credentials from one of Colorado's 1,000 certificate or associate's degree programs.

In Colorado, the most popular fields to get degrees in are:

  1. Healthcare - 11% of students graduated from healthcare programs
  2. Business - 8% of students graduated from business programs
  3. Allied Health - 5% of students graduated from allied health programs

Tuition

In 2011, in-state tuition at Colorado schools cost an average of $6,573 per year. Tuition at individual schools varied from $1,650 per year to $38,898 per year. In 2011, the Colorado schools charging the highest tuition were:

  1. Colorado College - located in Colorado Springs, it charged students a tuition of $38,898 per year
  2. University of Denver - located in Denver, it charged students a tuition of $36,501 per year
  3. Regis University - located in Denver, it charged students a tuition of $30,598 per year

The following schools charged the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Colorado Mountain College - located in Glenwood Springs, it charged students a tuition of $1,650 per year
  2. Aims Community College - located in Greeley, it charged students a tuition of $2,068 per year
  3. Pickens Technical College - located in Aurora, it charged students a tuition of $2,226 per year

Financial Aid

Students in Colorado received $721,241,409 in financial aid in 2008. Approximately 70% of this was in the form of institutional grants or scholarships. In 2008, the following Colorado colleges and universities provided the highest amount of institutional financial aid to students:

Colorado Student Demographics

Colorado schools have an average student population of 3,125 students, with 11 schools having a population of over 10,000 students each. The Colorado schools with the most number of students enrolled in 2010 were:

  1. University of Colorado Boulder - located in Boulder, it had 33,010 students
  2. Colorado Technical University Online - located in Colorado Springs, it had 30,924 students
  3. Colorado State University - located in Fort Collins, it had 28,902 students

The following the Colorado colleges and universities had the smallest student populations:

  1. Academy of Natural Therapy - located in Greeley, it had 13 students
  2. Summit Salon & Beauty School - located in Woodland Park, it had 14 students
  3. The Colorado Center for Medical Laboratory Science - located in Denver, it had 18 students

Graduation Rates

Each year, approximately 149,412 students graduate from colleges and universities around the state. In 2010, the graduation rates were highest at the following Colorado colleges and universities:

  1. Glenwood Beauty Academy - located in Glenwood Springs, it had a graduation rate of 91%
  2. Boulder College of Massage Therapy - located in Boulder, it had a graduation rate of 89%
  3. Xenon International Academy - located in Aurora, it had a graduation rate of 88%

The schools with the lowest graduation rates in Colorado were:

  1. Platt College - located in Aurora, it had a graduation rate of 8%
  2. Community College of Denver - located in Denver, it had a graduation rate of 11%
  3. University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus - located in Littleton, it had a graduation rate of 14%

Diversity

There is a lot of diversity in the student population at Colorado schools. In 2009, 36% of Colorado's undergraduate students were from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds. In the same year, the male to female ratio amongst undergraduates at Colorado colleges and universities was 4 to 10. In 2009, approximately 65% of undergraduate students were 24 years of age or younger. The following Colorado colleges and universities had the greatest percentage of minority students:

  1. Culinary School of the Rockies - located in Boulder, 100% of students were from minority backgrounds
  2. Colorado School of Trades - located in Denver, 100% of students were from minority backgrounds
  3. Regency Beauty Institute-Fort Collins - located in Fort Collins, 100% of students were from minority backgrounds

Colorado Faculty Demographics

Just as the student population at Colorado colleges and universities is diverse, the faculty at Colorado schools is also diverse. In 2009, there were a total of 81,113 faculty members employed by Colorado colleges and universities. Approximately 33% of them were from an ethnically-diverse background. For every 100 faculty members at Colorado schools, 49 of them were women.

Faculty to Student Ratio

The average faculty to student ratio for all Colorado schools was 1 to 6 in 2009. The schools with the largest number of faculty for each student in Colorado were:

  1. Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture
  2. Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture
  3. Montessori Casa International

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 73,190 $27,380 $25,000 -7.8%
2
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 54,600 $33,430 $32,000 143.9%
3
Registered Nurses+ 41,960 $67,280 $67,720 27.0%
4
General and Operations Managers+ 39,790 $114,390 $113,100 15.1%
5
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 31,420 $35,210 $35,340 -0.8%
6
Accountants and Auditors+ 28,530 $70,420 $68,960 27.4%
7
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 23,120 $49,150 $54,330 1.3%
8
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 23,110 $47,530 $45,860 -1.2%
9
Office Clerks, General+ 22,270 $29,610 $28,240 -60.0%
10
Cooks, Restaurant+ 21,510 $23,190 $23,260 12.2%
11
Software Developers, Applications+ 19,960 $90,970 $90,410
12
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 18,470 $53,080 $50,770 -7.6%
13
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 18,240 $27,370 $25,140 13.5%
14
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 16,690 $41,810 $39,890 0.0%
15
Construction Laborers+ 15,770 $30,590 $33,590 -17.9%
16
Security Guards+ 15,050 $28,890 $26,870 13.9%
17
Home Health Aides+ 13,360 $22,600 $21,760 172.7%
18
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 12,960 $49,410 $54,880 23.8%
19
Carpenters+ 12,520 $41,660 $43,890 -27.1%
20
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 11,750 $40,010 $38,200 5.9%
21
Electricians+ 11,720 $47,850 $51,810 0.1%
22
Lawyers+ 10,540 $123,300 $129,440 11.5%
23
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 10,390 $65,110 $62,260 -19.4%
24
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 9,590 $60,660 $55,620 8.7%
25
Management Analysts+ 8,790 $82,770 $87,260 31.0%
26
Correctional Officers and Jailers+ 7,630 $44,830 $42,780 11.9%
27
Civil Engineers+ 7,330 $79,530 $82,280 -2.7%
28
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 7,220 $46,430 $50,360 -16.5%
29
Medical Secretaries+ 7,090 $32,730 $31,820 60.4%
30
Medical Assistants+ 6,780 $32,570 $29,760 0.0%
31
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 6,370 $42,950 $41,360 -10.5%
32
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents+ 6,360 $68,260 $95,130 8.5%
33
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists+ 6,120 $27,420 $26,510 8.1%
34
Dental Assistants+ 6,020 $38,150 $34,140 51.3%
35
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors+ 5,870 $40,470 $35,920 6.3%
36
Managers, All Other+ 5,860 $102,980 $102,160 -23.4%
37
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria+ 5,690 $28,920 $24,180 12.0%
38
Loan Officers+ 5,620 $69,560 $65,900 -28.7%
39
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education+ 5,620 $31,480 $29,200 -2.1%
40
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products+ 5,620 $63,810 $60,160 12.9%
41
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 5,590 $35,010 $33,270 -30.6%
42
Coaches and Scouts+ 5,350 $30,990 $35,950 123.8%
43
Child, Family, and School Social Workers+ 5,140 $45,970 $43,850 51.6%
44
Paralegals and Legal Assistants+ 5,060 $48,500 $49,640 33.2%
45
Computer and Information Systems Managers+ 4,550 $125,500 $123,280 -8.8%
46
Mechanical Engineers+ 4,520 $92,010 $82,480 13.6%
47
Pharmacy Technicians+ 4,500 $30,930 $29,330 47.1%
48
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks+ 4,470 $37,870 $36,170 78.1%
49
Cost Estimators+ 4,330 $61,040 $62,060 -16.6%
50
Financial Managers+ 4,220 $121,630 $116,970 -35.5%