Architecture Schools In Colorado

In Colorado, there are 7 accredited schools where architecture classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Colorado's architecture academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in architecture includes architecture training at the following levels:

  • Architecture Certificate
  • Associates degree in Architecture
  • Bachelors degree in Architecture
  • Masters degree in Architecture
  • PhD degree in Architecture


  1. Arapahoe Community College

    5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, Colorado 80160-9002

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Colorado Denver

    Denver, Colorado 80217-3364

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Colorado Boulder

    Regent Drive at Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0017

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Colorado State University

    102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-0100

    128 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Front Range Community College

    3645 W 112th Ave, Westminster, Colorado 80031

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Pikes Peak Community College

    5675 S Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906-5498

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Ecotech Institute

    14001 E Iliff Ave Ste 320, Aurora, Colorado 80014

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Architecture Employment

Colorado 5,360
National 194,050

Approximately 3% of the country's architecture professionals work in Colorado state.

Employment Growth for Architecture professionals In Colorado

7,030 7,270 7,570 6,420 5,360
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Colorado, the field of architecture is shrinking. In 2010 there were 1,670 less architecture professionals working in Colorado than there were in 2006. This represents a 24% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the national trend for architecture professionals which shows a 16% decrease in the number of architecture professionals working around the nation.

Architecture VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$58,477 $61,347 $61,233 $64,100 $65,983
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Architecture
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by architecture professionals is increasing in Colorado. Architecture professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $58,477 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $65,983 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Architecture professionals in Colorado

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90th percentile

This represents a 11% growth in salaries. 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 architecture. The pay differential between the highest paid architecture professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 156%

Average Salaries for Architecture professionals and related professions in Colorado

Civil Engineering

In Colorado, architecture professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 7 accredited architecture schools in Colorado is increasing. In 2006 there were 483 architecture graduates from architecture courses in Colorado and in 2010 there were 645 graduates.

Thus there was a 34% percent increase in the number of architecture school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado. A majority of these graduates, or 36%, graduated with a undergraduate certificate in architecture.

Architecture Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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