Advertising Schools In Colorado

There are 2 accredited advertising schools in Colorado for faculty who teach advertising classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of advertising and advertising training in Colorado, which includes advertising training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Advertising
  • Masters degree in Advertising


  1. University of Denver

    2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80208

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Johnson & Wales University-Denver

    7150 Montview Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80220

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Advertising Employment

Colorado 3,960
National 271,840

Of all of the advertising professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Colorado.

Employment Growth for Advertising professionals In Colorado

4,750 4,780 4,650 4,400 3,960
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Colorado, the field of advertising is shrinking. In Colorado, 790 less advertising professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of advertising professionals has shrunk by 17%. This decline is faster than the change in the number of advertising professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of advertising professionals has shrunk by 5% from 2006 to 2010.

Advertising VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$68,888 $73,323 $76,918 $79,998 $81,955
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Advertising
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of advertising professionals is declining, the salaries paid to advertising professionals are increasing in Colorado. Advertising professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $68,888 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $81,955 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Advertising professionals in Colorado

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This represents a growth in salaries of 16%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Colorado, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of advertising. The pay differential between the highest paid advertising professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 228%

Average Salaries for Advertising professionals and related professions in Colorado

Business Administration
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising
Public Relations
Small Business
Visual Communications

In Colorado, advertising professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Advertising programs available for each degree type for all schools in Colorado


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited advertising schools in Colorado is decreasing. In 2006 there were 42 advertising graduates from advertising courses in Colorado and in 2010 there were 7 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of advertising school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado by 83%. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned an master's degree in advertising.

Advertising Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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