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Chemistry in Colorado

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Schools Offering Chemistry Programs in Colorado

Around 0.2% of Colorado's graduates graduate from chemistry degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 236 chemists graduate from Colorado's 15 chemistry schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Colorado that has a chemistry 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. 2 students graduated with a degree in chemistry from United States Air Force Academy in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Colorado that has a chemistry program is Colorado College. Colorado College, which was ranked 22nd in the country in 2010, is located in Colorado Springs. In 2010, 3 students graduated from Colorado College chemistry program. Colorado College charged in-state students $38,898 in tuition fees per year.

University of Denver, which was ranked 22nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Colorado that has a chemistry program. It is located in Denver. In 2010, University of Denver graduated 11 students from its chemistry programs. University of Denver charged in-state students $36,501 in tuition fees per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Colorado's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $11,902 per year, though tuition can range from $38,898 per year to $4,093 per year. In 2010, the chemistry 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. 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 chemistry schools in Colorado that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Metropolitan State College of Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $4,093 per year
  2. Western State College of Colorado - located in Gunnison, students are charged $4,775 per year
  3. Fort Lewis College - located in Durango, students are charged $4,924 per year

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

Most people who graduate from chemistry school in Colorado go on to work as a chemist. 1,560 chemists were working in Colorado in 2010. The largest populations of Colorado chemists are working in the following counties:

  1. Adams County - 780 chemists
  2. Boulder County - 450 chemists
  3. Larimer County - 130 chemists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of chemists is expected to grow by 7% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,910 chemists working in the Colorado then.


A chemist in Colorado earns $69,750 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. chemists in Colorado had varying salaries from $30,020 to $119,310 per year in 2010. The following counties in Colorado have the highest average salaries for chemists:

  1. Boulder County - $76,550 per year
  2. Adams County - $70,460 per year
  3. Archuleta County - $68,240 per year

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

  1. Weld County - $52,580 per year
  2. El Paso County - $54,930 per year
  3. Larimer County - $57,870 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry in Colorado
  • Master's Degree in Chemistry in Colorado
  • Doctoral Degree in Chemistry in Colorado

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Chemists 1,560 $69,750 14.7%
Chemical Technicians 1,050 $47,120 -32.3%
Chemical Plant and System Operators 180 $46,690 -37.9%

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