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Accounting in Colorado

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Schools Offering Accounting Programs in Colorado

Approximately 1.0% of graduates in of Colorado receive accounting degrees every year. Thus, Colorado's 38 accounting schools put out approximately 1,513 accountants each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Colorado with a accounting program is University of Denver, which is located in Denver. In 2010, it was ranked 28th nationwide. In 2010, University of Denver graduated 103 students from its accounting program. Students at University of Denver paid $36,501 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Colorado that has a accounting program is Regis University. Regis University, which was ranked 35th in the country in 2010, is located in Denver. In 2010, Regis University graduated 155 students from its accounting program. The tuition rate at Regis University was $30,598 per year.

Fort Lewis College, which was ranked 35th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Colorado that has a accounting program. It is located in Durango. In 2010, Fort Lewis College graduated 32 students from its accounting programs. The tuition rate at Fort Lewis College was $4,924 per year.


Tuition at Colorado's accounting schools ranges from $36,501 per year to $1,650 per year. But, the average tuition is $9,971 per year. In 2010, the following Colorado accounting schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $36,501 per year
  2. Regis University - located in Denver, students are charged $30,598 per year
  3. Johnson & Wales University-Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $24,429 per year

The accounting schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Colorado 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

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

The highest percentage of accounting graduates in Colorado pursue careers as an accountant. In 2010, there were 28,530 accountants working in Colorado. The Colorado counties with the largest populations of accountants are:

  1. Adams County - 19,140 accountants
  2. El Paso County - 2,340 accountants
  3. Boulder County - 2,030 accountants

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of accountants is expected to grow by 9% by 2018. There are projected to be 33,750 accountants working in the Colorado then.


On average, accountants earn $70,420 per year. However, this number is only an average. accountants in Colorado had varying salaries from $29,100 to $123,060 per year in 2010. The counties in Colorado with the highest average salary for an accountant are:

  1. Eagle County - $75,180 per year
  2. Boulder County - $74,140 per year
  3. Adams County - $72,510 per year

The Colorado counties with the lowest average salary for accountants are:

  1. Chaffee County - $54,840 per year
  2. Alamosa County - $55,620 per year
  3. Pueblo County - $55,960 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in accounting in Colorado and to compare salaries with various related fields such as forensic accounting or business administration, 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 Accounting in Colorado
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting in Colorado
  • Master's Degree in Accounting in Colorado
  • Certificate in Accounting in Colorado

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 31,420 $35,210 -0.8%
Accountants and Auditors 28,530 $70,420 27.4%
Billing and Posting Clerks 5,590 $35,010 -30.6%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,630 $38,370 -12.9%
Budget Analysts 1,230 $73,180 50.0%
Tax Preparers 590 $42,090 13.5%

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