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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Colorado

Each year, roughly 0.4% of Colorado students graduate with degrees in teaching. That means an estimated 648 teachers graduate from Colorado's 23 teaching schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Colorado that has a teaching program is Colorado College. Colorado College, which was ranked 22nd in the country in 2010, is located in Colorado Springs. In 2010, 40 students graduated from Colorado College's teaching program. Colorado College charged in-state students $38,898 in tuition fees per year.

University of Denver, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Colorado that has a teaching program. It is located in Denver. 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 teaching program. It received a ranking of 35th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 6 students graduated from Regis University teaching program. Students at Regis University paid $30,598 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Colorado's teaching schools ranges from $38,898 per year to $1,650 per year. But, the average tuition is $12,055 per year. The Colorado teaching 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 teaching 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. Red Rocks Community College - located in Denver, students are charged $2,625 per year
  3. Front Range Community College - located in Westminster, students are charged $2,625 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs teaching graduates in Colorado pursue include primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher. Colorado had 64,690 teachers in 2010. 1,240 of these teachers were english teachers, 3,810 were primary school education administrators, and 1,800 were education administrators. The following counties have the largest number of Colorado teachers:

  1. Adams County - 28,670 teachers
  2. El Paso County - 8,180 teachers
  3. Archuleta County - 3,170 teachers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of teachers is expected to grow by 15% by 2018. There are projected to be 55,210 teachers working in Colorado then. Of these 55,210 teachers, the government predicts that an unknown number will be english teachers, 4,050 will be primary school education administrators, and 1,840 will be education administrators.


teachers in Colorado make an average of $60,889 per year. However, Colorado teacher earned anywhere in the range from as less than $21,310 per year to more than $144,220 per year in 2010. The following counties in Colorado have the highest average salaries for teachers:

  1. Adams County - $63,818 per year
  2. Boulder County - $60,916 per year
  3. Eagle County - $57,937 per year

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

  1. Chaffee County - $49,410 per year
  2. Pueblo County - $49,680 per year
  3. Alamosa County - $49,755 per year

The teachers with highest average salaries in Colorado were:

  1. Health Specialties Teacher - $108,810 per year
  2. Education Administrator - $93,660 per year
  3. Business Teacher - $85,450 per year

The teachers with lowest average salaries in Colorado were:

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

More Information

For more data regarding a career in teaching in Colorado and to compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or special education, 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 Teaching in Colorado
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in Colorado
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in Colorado
  • Doctoral Degree in Teaching in Colorado
  • Certificate in Teaching 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%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 3,810 $80,920 6.7%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 3,260 $52,010 25.9%
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%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 1,800 $93,660 29.5%
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%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 860 $60,600 34.4%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 850 $42,100 84.8%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 500 $73,880 -19.4%
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 70 $70,590
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 50 $49,460 -28.6%

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