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Schools Offering Science Programs in Colorado

Each year, roughly 4.5% of Colorado students graduate with degrees in science. That means an estimated 6,782 science professionals graduate from Colorado's 31 science schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Colorado that has a science 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, 228 students graduated from United States Air Force Academy's science program.

Colorado College, which was ranked 22nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Colorado that has a science program. It is located in Colorado Springs. In 2010, Colorado College graduated 133 students from its science program. Students at Colorado College paid $38,898 per year in tuition fees.

University of Denver, which is located in Denver, is the third-ranked school in Colorado that has a science program. It received a ranking of 28th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of Denver graduated 423 students from its science programs. University of Denver charged in-state students $36,501 in tuition fees per year.


If you choose to attend a Colorado science school, average tuition will be $9,363 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,492 per year to $38,898 per year. In 2010, the following Colorado science schools had the highest tuition rates:

  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 science schools in Colorado that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Arapahoe Community College - located in Littleton, students are charged $2,492 per year
  2. Colorado Northwestern Community College - located in Rangely, students are charged $2,506 per year
  3. Community College of Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $2,625 per year

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

Biology professor, science professor, biophysics scientist , chemist, and clinical research scientist are the professions of choice for a majority of science graduates in Colorado. 8,850 science professionals were working in Colorado in 2010. Of these, 2,090 were environmental scientists. In addition, 920 were biology professors, and 3,190 were science professors. In Colorado, the largest numbers of science professional work in the following counties:

  1. Adams County - 4,280 science professionals
  2. Boulder County - 970 science professionals
  3. El Paso County - 430 science professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 6,100 science professionals will be working in Colorado. This would require the number of science professional to grow by 14%.


On average, science professionals earn $76,797 per year. But, salaries for science professional can vary. In 2010, science professional made as little as less than $30,020 per year or as much as more than $155,120 per year in Colorado. On average science professional earn the most in the following Colorado counties:

  1. Boulder County - $86,850 per year
  2. Adams County - $75,558 per year
  3. Eagle County - $70,150 per year

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

  1. Pueblo County - $41,510 per year
  2. Weld County - $57,350 per year
  3. Archuleta County - $64,627 per year

The science professionals with highest average salaries in Colorado were:

  1. Biophysics Scientist - $111,250 per year
  2. Clinical Research Scientist - $81,710 per year
  3. Environmental Scientist - $76,150 per year

The science professionals with lowest average salaries in Colorado were:

  1. Chemist - $69,750 per year
  2. Science Professor - $50,910 per year

More Information

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

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 3,190 $50,910 -42.7%
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 2,090 $76,150 34.0%
Chemists 1,560 $69,750 14.7%
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 920 $71,010 100.0%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 590 $81,710 -22.4%
Physicists 500 $111,250 -40.5%

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