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Schools Offering Engineering Programs in Colorado


Around 1.8% of Colorado's graduates graduate from engineering degree programs every year. Thus, Colorado's 17 engineering schools put out approximately 2,645 engineers each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Colorado that has a engineering program is United States Air Force Academy. United States Air Force Academy, which was ranked 21st in the country in 2010, is located in U S A F Academy. In 2010, 290 students graduated from United States Air Force Academy's engineering program.

The second-ranked school in Colorado that has a engineering program is University of Denver. University of Denver, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Denver. In 2010, 71 students graduated from University of Denver engineering program. University of Denver charged in-state students $36,501 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Colorado that has a engineering program is University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, which was ranked 41st in the country in 2010, is located in Colorado Springs. In 2010, 91 students graduated from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs engineering program. The tuition rate at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was $6,029 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Colorado engineering school, average tuition will be $8,874 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,068 per year to $36,501 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Colorado engineering schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $36,501 per year
  2. Colorado School of Mines - located in Golden, students are charged $13,425 per year

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

  1. Aims Community College - located in Greeley, students are charged $2,068 per year
  2. Arapahoe Community College - located in Littleton, students are charged $2,492 per year
  3. Colorado Northwestern Community College - located in Rangely, students are charged $2,506 per year

An engineering degree from a Colorado school... what next?

Agricultural engineer, transportation engineer, industrial safety engineer, materials engineer, and automotive engineer are the professions of choice for a majority of engineering graduates in Colorado. In 2010, there were 26,740 engineer working in Colorado, including 2,850 engineering managers, agricultural engineers, and 7,330 transportation engineers. In Colorado, the largest numbers of engineer work in the following counties:

  1. Adams County - 14,730 engineers
  2. El Paso County - 3,130 engineers
  3. Boulder County - 2,840 engineers

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of engineers in the state of Colorado will grow to 28,200. This would require a 2% growth in the field.

Salary

On average, engineers earn a salary of $75,077 per year in Colorado state. But, salaries for engineer can vary. In 2010, engineer made as little as less than $23,940 per year or as much as more than $156,450 per year in Colorado. Engineers in the following Colorado counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Pueblo County - $85,670 per year
  2. Eagle County - $80,390 per year
  3. Boulder County - $78,397 per year

The following counties in Colorado have the lowest average salaries for engineer:

  1. Weld County - $56,511 per year
  2. Chaffee County - $66,640 per year
  3. Archuleta County - $69,068 per year

On average, the highest paid engineers in Colorado were:

  1. Engineering Manager - $133,220 per year
  2. Engineer - $96,250 per year
  3. Mining Engineer - $93,880 per year

On average, the lowest paid engineers in Colorado were:

  1. Civil Engineering Technician - $48,760 per year
  2. Environmental Engineering Technician - $45,200 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in engineering in Colorado and to compare salaries with various related fields such as mechanical engineering or civil engineering, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Agricultural Engineers n/a $76,980
2
Civil Engineers 7,330 $79,530 -2.7%
3
Mechanical Engineers 4,520 $92,010 13.6%
4
Architectural and Engineering Managers 2,850 $133,220 -28.7%
5
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 2,570 $55,180 -11.7%
6
Engineers, All Other 2,520 $96,250 93.8%
7
Civil Engineering Technicians 1,390 $48,760 -29.8%
8
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,080 $57,200 -15.6%
9
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 790 $93,810 11.3%
10
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 760 $54,840 68.9%
11
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 680 $93,880 106.1%
12
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 610 $75,530 17.3%
13
Industrial Engineering Technicians 590 $49,010 -56.9%
14
Materials Engineers 500 $86,210 -24.2%
15
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 320 $63,620 45.5%
16
Environmental Engineering Technicians 230 $45,200 -68.9%
 

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