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Occupational Therapy in Colorado

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Schools Offering Occupational Therapy Programs in Colorado

Each year, roughly 0.0% of Colorado students graduate with degrees in occupational therapy. That means an estimated 59 occupational therapists graduate from Colorado's 2 occupational therapy schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Colorado with a occupational therapy program is Colorado State University, which is located in Fort Collins. In 2010, it was ranked 62nd nationwide. In 2010, Colorado State University graduated 43 students from its occupational therapy program. Tuition at Colorado State University was $6,985 per year.

Pueblo Community College, which was ranked 88th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Colorado that has a occupational therapy program. It is located in Pueblo. In 2010, Pueblo Community College graduated 16 students from its occupational therapy program. The tuition rate at Pueblo Community College was $2,822 per year.


If you choose to attend a Colorado occupational therapy school, average tuition will be $4,904 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,822 per year to $6,985 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Colorado occupational therapy schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Colorado State University - located in Fort Collins, students are charged $6,985 per year
  2. Pueblo Community College - located in Pueblo, students are charged $2,822 per year

The occupational therapy schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Colorado were:

  1. Pueblo Community College - located in Pueblo, students are charged $2,822 per year
  2. Colorado State University - located in Fort Collins, students are charged $6,985 per year

An occupational therapy degree from a Colorado school... what next?

The highest percentage of occupational therapy graduates in Colorado pursue careers as an occupational therapist. In 2010, there were 2,170 occupational therapists working in Colorado. The largest populations of Colorado occupational therapists are working in the following counties:

  1. Adams County - 1,210 occupational therapists
  2. El Paso County - 220 occupational therapists
  3. Larimer County - 190 occupational therapists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 2,600 occupational therapists will be working in Colorado state. This would require the number of occupational therapists to grow by 22%.


An occupational therapist in Colorado earns $72,990 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Colorado occupational therapists earned as little as less than $46,160 per year or as much as more than $117,910 per year. The counties in Colorado with the highest average salary for an occupational therapist are:

  1. Weld County - $78,370 per year
  2. Pueblo County - $76,860 per year
  3. Adams County - $74,460 per year

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

  1. Eagle County - $65,220 per year
  2. Archuleta County - $65,450 per year
  3. Mesa County - $65,770 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in occupational therapy in Colorado and to compare salaries with various related fields such as clinical psychology or occupational therapy, 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 Occupational Therapy in Colorado
  • Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy in Colorado

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Occupational Therapists 2,170 $72,990 14.8%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 350 $38,310 9.4%

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