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Schools Offering Education Programs in Colorado

Approximately 0.9% of graduates in of Colorado receive education degrees every year. Thus, Colorado's 21 education schools put out approximately 1,379 education professionals each year.

Top Schools

Colorado College, which is located in Colorado Springs, is the top-ranked school in Colorado that has a education program. It received a ranking of 22nd in the country in 2010. 40 students graduated with a degree in education from Colorado College in 2010. The tuition rate at Colorado College was $38,898 per year.

The second-ranked school in Colorado that has a education 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 3 students from its education program. Tuition at University of Denver was $36,501 per year.

Regis University, which is located in Denver, is the third-ranked school in Colorado that has a education program. It received a ranking of 35th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Regis University graduated 314 students from its education programs. The tuition rate at Regis University was $30,598 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Colorado's education schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $13,974 per year, though tuition can range from $38,898 per year to $2,625 per year. The Colorado education schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 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 education schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Colorado were:

  1. Red Rocks Community College - located in Denver, students are charged $2,625 per year
  2. Metropolitan State College of Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $4,093 per year
  3. Adams State College - located in Alamosa, students are charged $4,971 per year

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

education graduates in Colorado can go into a variety of professions such as postsecondary vocational teacher, social science teacher, postsecondary teacher, elementary school teacher, and business teacher. If you decide to work as an education professional in Colorado, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 55,430 Colorado education professional as of 2010. This number includes 2,130 instructional coordinators, 2,630 postsecondary vocational teachers, and 70 social science teachers. In Colorado, the largest numbers of education professional work in the following counties:

  1. Adams County - 24,410 education professionals
  2. El Paso County - 7,360 education professionals
  3. Archuleta County - 2,700 education professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of education professionals in Colorado will grow by 15%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 46,610 education professionals working in Colorado. The greatest growth for education professional is predicted to be amongst Instructional Coordinators, who are expected to increase by 19% by 2018.


education professionals in Colorado earn $59,749 per year on average. However, Colorado education professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $22,090 per year to more than $128,610 per year in 2010. On average education professional earn the most in the following Colorado counties:

  1. Adams County - $60,976 per year
  2. El Paso County - $56,942 per year
  3. Eagle County - $54,203 per year

On average, education professionals earn the least in the following Colorado counties:

  1. Pueblo County - $41,900 per year
  2. Alamosa County - $44,280 per year
  3. Archuleta County - $44,800 per year

On average, the highest paid education professionals in Colorado were:

  1. Health Specialties Teacher - $108,810 per year
  2. Education Administrator - $87,430 per year
  3. Business Teacher - $85,450 per year

The education professionals with lowest average salaries in Colorado were:

  1. Literacy Teacher - $42,100 per year
  2. Postsecondary Vocational Teacher - per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Colorado statistics regarding a career in education. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as teaching or elementary education.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 23,120 $49,150 1.3%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 12,960 $49,410 23.8%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 3,190 $50,910 -42.7%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 3,140 $47,660 27.6%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 2,960 $108,810
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 2,630 n/a 86.5%
Instructional Coordinators 2,130 $63,170 131.5%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 1,260 $85,450 32.6%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 1,240 $57,440 59.0%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 860 $60,780 45.8%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 850 $42,100 84.8%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 500 $73,880 -19.4%
Education Administrators, All Other 470 $87,430 -14.5%
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 70 $70,590
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 50 $49,460 -28.6%

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