Computer Science in Colorado

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Schools Offering Computer Science Programs in Colorado


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Colorado receive computer science degrees every year. That means an estimated 236 computer science professionals graduate from Colorado's 11 computer science schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Colorado with a computer science program is United States Air Force Academy, which is located in U S A F Academy. In 2010, it was ranked 21st nationwide. 5 students graduated with a degree in computer science from United States Air Force Academy in 2010.

Colorado College, which is located in Colorado Springs, is the second-ranked school in Colorado that has a computer science program. It received a ranking of 22nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Colorado College graduated 0 students from its computer science program. Students at Colorado College paid $38,898 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Colorado that has a computer science program is University of Denver. University of Denver, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Denver. In 2010, University of Denver graduated 10 students from its computer science programs. Students at University of Denver paid $36,501 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at Colorado's computer science schools ranges from $38,898 per year to $4,093 per year. But, the average tuition is $17,426 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Colorado computer science 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 computer science schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Colorado were:

  1. Metropolitan State College of Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $4,093 per year
  2. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs - located in Colorado Springs, students are charged $6,029 per year
  3. University of Colorado Boulder - located in Boulder, students are charged $8,511 per year

A computer science degree from a Colorado school... what next?

In Colorado, the largest numbers of computer science professional work in the following counties:

  1. Adams County - 3,940 computer science professionals
  2. Boulder County - 790 computer science professionals
  3. El Paso County - 700 computer science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of computer science professionals in the state of Colorado will shrink to 5,580. This would require a -12% decline in the field.

Salary

computer science professionals in Colorado make an average of $79,480 per year. However, Colorado computer science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,230 per year to more than $114,510 per year in 2010. The counties in Colorado with the highest average salary for computer science professionals are:

  1. Larimer County - $126,510 per year
  2. El Paso County - $83,600 per year
  3. Boulder County - $79,275 per year

The Colorado counties with the lowest average salary for computer science professionals are:

  1. Adams County - $77,987 per year
  2. Boulder County - $79,275 per year
  3. El Paso County - $83,600 per year

On average, the highest paid computer science professionals in Colorado were:

  1. Information Systems Manager - $125,500 per year
  2. Computer Science Teacher - $73,880 per year
  3. Computer Operator - $39,060 per year

On average, the lowest paid computer science professionals in Colorado were:

  1. Computer Science Teacher - $73,880 per year
  2. Computer Operator - $39,060 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Colorado statistics regarding a career in computer science and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as information systems or information technology.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Computer Science in Colorado
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science in Colorado
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science in Colorado
  • Doctoral Degree in Computer Science in Colorado

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,030 miles from location University of Colorado Boulder Boulder CO 39.1022 34% 33,010
7,019 miles from location Metropolitan State College of Denver Denver CO 19.9884 54% 22,837
7,018 miles from location University of Denver Denver CO 72.0669 20% 11,644
7,020 miles from location Regis University Denver CO 64.6884 24% 10,874
7,018 miles from location University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs CO 59.1501 37% 9,733
7,021 miles from location United States Air Force Academy U S A F Academy CO 78.6849 81% 4,620
7,020 miles from location Colorado College Colorado Springs CO 77.852 33% 2,032
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
7,016 miles from location College America-Denver Denver CO 15.6574 n/a 681
7,014 miles from location College America-Fort Collins Fort Collins CO 18.3661 n/a 439
 

Curious what studying Computer Science 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
Computer and Information Systems Managers + 4,550 $125,500 -8.8%
2
Computer Operators + 890 $39,060 -56.4%
3
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 500 $73,880 -19.4%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are computer science related jobs in Colorado