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Schools Offering Business Programs in Colorado


Approximately 8.1% of graduates in of Colorado receive business degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 12,082 business professionals graduate from Colorado's 58 business schools.

Top Schools

United States Air Force Academy, which was ranked 21st nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Colorado that has a business program. It is located in U S A F Academy. 166 students graduated with a degree in business from United States Air Force Academy in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Colorado that has a business program is Colorado College. Colorado College, which was ranked 22nd in the country in 2010, is located in Colorado Springs. In 2010, 27 students graduated from Colorado College business program. Tuition at Colorado College was $38,898 per year.

The third-ranked school in Colorado with a business program is University of Denver, which is located in Denver. In 2010, it was ranked 28th nationwide. 1,279 students graduated with degree in business from University of Denver in 2010. University of Denver charged in-state students $36,501 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Business schools in Colorado, charge students an average tuition of $9,863 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $38,898 per year, or as little as $1,650 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Colorado business schools were charged at the following schools:

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

The business schools in Colorado that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Colorado Mountain College - located in Glenwood Springs, students are charged $1,650 per year
  2. Aims Community College - located in Greeley, students are charged $2,068 per year
  3. Arapahoe Community College - located in Littleton, students are charged $2,492 per year

A business degree from a Colorado school... what next?

Chief executive officer, operations manager, business professor, accountant, and budget analyst are the professions of choice for a majority of business graduates in Colorado. In 2010, there were 103,350 business professional working in Colorado, including 8,790 business analysts, 1,390 chief executive officers, and 39,790 operations managers. In Colorado, the largest numbers of business professional work in the following counties:

  1. Adams County - 64,690 business professionals
  2. El Paso County - 9,840 business professionals
  3. Boulder County - 7,610 business professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of business professionals in Colorado will grow by 5%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 120,780 business professionals working in Colorado. The greatest growth for business professional is predicted to be amongst Business Analysts, who are expected to increase by 22% by 2018.

Salary

On average, business professionals earn $87,413 per year. However, Colorado business professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,110 per year to more than $166,360 per year in 2010. The counties in Colorado with the highest average salary for business professionals are:

  1. Boulder County - $99,216 per year
  2. Adams County - $94,493 per year
  3. Weld County - $89,064 per year

Business professionals in the following counties in Colorado make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Alamosa County - $63,507 per year
  2. Pueblo County - $64,533 per year
  3. Chaffee County - $69,230 per year

The business professionals with highest average salaries in Colorado were:

  1. Chief Executive Officer - $172,560 per year
  2. Financial Manager - $121,630 per year
  3. Operations Manager - $114,390 per year

The business professionals with lowest average salaries in Colorado were:

  1. Cost Estimator - $61,040 per year
  2. Credit Counselor - $47,980 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Colorado statistics regarding a career in business. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as business administration or advertising.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Business in Colorado
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business in Colorado
  • Master's Degree in Business in Colorado
  • Doctoral Degree in Business in Colorado
  • Certificate in Business in Colorado

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,011 miles from location ITT Technical Institute Aurora CO n/a n/a n/a
7,030 miles from location University of Colorado Boulder Boulder CO 39.1022 34% 33,010
7,020 miles from location Colorado Technical University Online Colorado Springs CO 16.0328 100% 30,924
7,013 miles from location Colorado State University Fort Collins CO 38.2925 39% 28,902
7,018 miles from location University of Colorado Denver Denver CO 28.3942 41% 23,715
7,019 miles from location Metropolitan State College of Denver Denver CO 19.9884 54% 22,837
7,019 miles from location Front Range Community College Westminster CO 13.185 n/a 18,713
7,019 miles from location Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs CO 12.8957 n/a 13,572
6,995 miles from location University of Northern Colorado Greeley CO 61.9484 42% 12,711
7,018 miles from location University of Denver Denver CO 72.0669 20% 11,644
7,019 miles from location Community College of Denver Denver CO 9.24406 n/a 10,918
7,020 miles from location Regis University Denver CO 64.6884 24% 10,874
7,022 miles from location Arapahoe Community College Littleton CO 10.5442 n/a 9,969
7,018 miles from location University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs CO 59.1501 37% 9,733
7,027 miles from location Red Rocks Community College Denver CO 12.8922 n/a 9,143
7,214 miles from location Mesa State College Grand Junction CO 19.6451 51% 7,042
7,016 miles from location Pueblo Community College Pueblo CO 11.594 n/a 6,592
7,013 miles from location Colorado State University-Pueblo Pueblo CO 19.9156 31% 6,443
7,009 miles from location Community College of Aurora Aurora CO 10.8221 n/a 6,293
7,143 miles from location Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Springs CO 16.5604 n/a 5,741
6,999 miles from location Aims Community College Greeley CO 16.8194 n/a 5,510
7,021 miles from location United States Air Force Academy U S A F Academy CO 78.6849 81% 4,620
7,014 miles from location Jones International University Englewood CO 25.4594 100% 3,861
7,203 miles from location Fort Lewis College Durango CO 54.5894 43% 3,770
7,092 miles from location Adams State College Alamosa CO 50.8968 42% 3,121
7,020 miles from location Colorado Technical University Colorado Springs CO 16.9432 n/a 2,690
7,024 miles from location Colorado Christian University Denver CO 26.2601 50% 2,511
6,915 miles from location Northeastern Junior College Sterling CO 18.6572 n/a 2,497
7,018 miles from location The Art Institute of Colorado Denver CO 25.0746 95% 2,320
7,014 miles from location University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus Littleton CO 9.20591 n/a 2,263
7,135 miles from location Western State College of Colorado Gunnison CO 53.1079 30% 2,237
7,019 miles from location Emily Griffith Opportunity School Denver CO 29.376 n/a 2,230
7,020 miles from location Colorado College Colorado Springs CO 77.852 33% 2,032
0 miles from location Morgan Community College Fort Morgan CO 17.5808 n/a 1,918
7,022 miles from location Trinidad State Junior College Trinidad CO 21.1619 n/a 1,812
6,961 miles from location Otero Junior College La Junta CO 19.2583 n/a 1,660
7,017 miles from location DeVry University-Colorado Denver CO 20.4803 92% 1,602
7,014 miles from location Johnson & Wales University-Denver Denver CO 23.8219 21% 1,461
7,212 miles from location Colorado Northwestern Community College Rangely CO 17.2141 n/a 1,375
6,910 miles from location Lamar Community College Lamar CO 14.7336 n/a 1,080
7,014 miles from location Colorado Technical University Englewood CO 25.801 n/a 1,079
7,017 miles from location Everest College-Thornton Denver CO 19.1169 88% 1,021
7,017 miles from location Westwood College-Denver North Denver CO 17.2901 n/a 829
7,017 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Thornton Denver CO 18.5706 100% 802
7,016 miles from location Everest College-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs CO 25.5281 100% 790
7,212 miles from location Intellitec College-Grand Junction Grand Junction CO 24.227 n/a 729
7,010 miles from location Everest College-Aurora Aurora CO 22.6608 92% 704
7,016 miles from location College America-Denver Denver CO 15.6574 n/a 681
7,017 miles from location College America-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs CO 16.5612 n/a 675
7,019 miles from location University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado Campus Colorado Springs CO 9.83519 n/a 544
7,022 miles from location Westwood College-Denver South Denver CO 8.56323 n/a 445
7,014 miles from location College America-Fort Collins Fort Collins CO 18.3661 n/a 439
7,018 miles from location Argosy University-Denver Denver CO 1.90246 n/a 397
7,016 miles from location Aspen University Denver CO n/a n/a 386
7,016 miles from location National American University-Denver Denver CO 10.038 n/a 362
7,017 miles from location National American University-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs CO 1.37516 n/a 343
7,014 miles from location Institute of Business and Medical Careers Fort Collins CO 27.727 n/a 293
7,021 miles from location Colorado Heights University Denver CO 13.405 71% 222
 

Curious what studying Business gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Colorado

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Personal Financial Advisors + n/a $66,460
2
Credit Counselors + n/a $47,980
3
General and Operations Managers + 39,790 $114,390 15.1%
4
Accountants and Auditors + 28,530 $70,420 27.4%
5
Management Analysts + 8,790 $82,770 31.0%
6
Loan Officers + 5,620 $69,560 -28.7%
7
Cost Estimators + 4,330 $61,040 -16.6%
8
Financial Managers + 4,220 $121,630 -35.5%
9
Financial Analysts + 3,830 $85,600 1.6%
10
Administrative Services Managers + 1,950 $90,340 -36.9%
11
Chief Executives + 1,390 $172,560 -49.1%
12
Insurance Underwriters + 1,280 $62,610 2.4%
13
Business Teachers, Postsecondary + 1,260 $85,450 32.6%
14
Budget Analysts + 1,230 $73,180 50.0%
15
Human Resources Managers + 750 $111,340
16
Financial Examiners + 380 $83,270 46.2%
 

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