Elementary Education in Colorado

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Schools Offering Elementary Education Programs in Colorado


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Colorado receive elementary education degrees every year. That means an estimated 162 elementary educators graduate from Colorado's 5 elementary education schools each year.

Top Schools

Colorado College, which was ranked 22nd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Colorado that has a elementary education program. It is located in Colorado Springs. In 2010, Colorado College graduated 8 students from its elementary education program. Tuition at Colorado College was $38,898 per year.

University of Northern Colorado, which is located in Greeley, is the second-ranked school in Colorado that has a elementary education program. It received a ranking of 38th in the country in 2010. 34 students graduated with degree in elementary education from University of Northern Colorado in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Northern Colorado was $5,997 per year.

Colorado Christian University, which is located in Denver, is the third-ranked school in Colorado that has a elementary education program. It received a ranking of 74th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 46 students graduated from Colorado Christian University elementary education program. Colorado Christian University charged in-state students $22,040 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Colorado's elementary education schools ranges from $38,898 per year to $5,997 per year. But, the average tuition is $17,163 per year. In 2010, the elementary education schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Colorado were:

  1. Colorado College - located in Colorado Springs, students are charged $38,898 per year
  2. Colorado Christian University - located in Denver, students are charged $22,040 per year
  3. University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus - located in Littleton, students are charged $10,120 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Colorado elementary education schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Northern Colorado - located in Greeley, students are charged $5,997 per year
  2. University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado Campus - located in Colorado Springs, students are charged $8,760 per year
  3. University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus - located in Littleton, students are charged $10,120 per year

An elementary education degree from a Colorado school... what next?

A large number of Colorado elementary education graduates become elementary educators. Colorado had 23,120 elementary educators in 2010. In Colorado, the largest numbers of elementary educators work in the following counties:

  1. Adams County - 10,720 elementary educators
  2. El Paso County - 3,700 elementary educators
  3. Archuleta County - 1,450 elementary educators

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 24,750 elementary educators will be working in Colorado state. This would require the number of elementary educators to grow by 14%.

Salary

An elementary educator in Colorado earns $49,150 per year on average. But, salaries for elementary educators can vary. In 2010, elementary educators made as little as less than $30,260 per year or as much as more than $73,750 per year in Colorado. On average an elementary educator earns the most in the following Colorado counties:

  1. Adams County - $52,620 per year
  2. Boulder County - $51,480 per year
  3. Eagle County - $48,330 per year

On average, elementary educators earns the least in the following Colorado counties:

  1. Alamosa County - $39,640 per year
  2. Chaffee County - $43,030 per year
  3. Archuleta County - $44,850 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Colorado statistics regarding a career in elementary education and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as ESL or early childhood education.

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in Colorado
  • Master's Degree in Elementary Education in Colorado
  • Doctoral Degree in Elementary Education in Colorado

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,995 miles from location University of Northern Colorado Greeley CO 61.9484 42% 12,711
7,024 miles from location Colorado Christian University Denver CO 26.2601 50% 2,511
7,014 miles from location University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus Littleton CO 9.20591 n/a 2,263
7,020 miles from location Colorado College Colorado Springs CO 77.852 33% 2,032
7,019 miles from location University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado Campus Colorado Springs CO 9.83519 n/a 544
 

Curious what studying Elementary Education 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
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education + 23,120 $49,150 1.3%
2
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School + 3,810 $80,920 6.7%
3
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School + 3,260 $52,010 25.9%
4
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education + 3,140 $47,660 27.6%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are elementary education related jobs in Colorado