Art Schools In Colorado

In Colorado, there are 29 accredited schools where art classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the art academic community in Colorado, and the future trends in art training at the following levels:

  • Art Certificate
  • Associates degree in Art
  • Bachelors degree in Art
  • Masters degree in Art


Schools

  1. Adams State College

    208 Edgemont Blvd, Alamosa, Colorado 81102

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  2. Arapahoe Community College

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

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  3. University of Colorado Denver

    Denver, Colorado 80217-3364

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  4. University of Colorado Boulder

    Regent Drive at Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0017

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Colorado College

    14. E Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

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  6. The Art Institute of Colorado

    1200 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203-2983

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  7. Colorado Mountain College

    831 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601-0233

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  8. Colorado State University

    102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-0100

    128 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs

    4435 N Chestnut Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907-3812

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  10. College America-Denver

    1385 S Colorado Blvd., 5th Floor, Denver, Colorado 80222

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  11. Community College of Denver

    1111 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, Colorado 80204-2026

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  12. University of Denver

    2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80208

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  13. Fort Lewis College

    1000 Rim Drive, Durango, Colorado 81301-3999

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  14. Front Range Community College

    3645 W 112th Ave, Westminster, Colorado 80031

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  15. Mesa State College

    1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122

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  16. Metropolitan State College of Denver

    Speer Blvd and Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado 80217-3362

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  17. Naropa University

    2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, Colorado 80302-6697

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  18. University of Northern Colorado

    Carter Hall - Rm 4000, Greeley, Colorado 80639

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  19. Pikes Peak Community College

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

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  20. Red Rocks Community College

    13300 W Sixth Ave, Lakewood, Colorado 80228-1255

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  21. Regis University

    3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80221-1099

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  22. Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

    1600 Pierce St, Denver, Colorado 80214

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  23. Colorado State University-Pueblo

    2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, Colorado 81001-4901

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  24. Pickens Technical College

    500 Airport Blvd, Aurora, Colorado 80011-9307

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  25. Trinidad State Junior College

    600 Prospect St, Trinidad, Colorado 81082

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  26. Western State College of Colorado

    600 N Adams, Gunnison, Colorado 81231

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  27. Colorado Technical University in Greenwood Village

    5775 Denver Tech Ctr Blvd, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111-3201

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Art Employment

Colorado 1,100
National 78,930

Of all of the art professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Colorado state.

Employment Growth for Art professionals In Colorado

790 1,110 940 910 660
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Colorado, the field of art is shrinking. There were 130 less art professionals working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of art has shrunk by 16% in Colorado. This decline is faster than the national trend for art professionals which shows a 2% decrease in the number of art professionals working around the nation.

Art VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$35,415 $34,503 $42,418 $43,858 $46,060
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Art
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Colorado, as the number of art professionals is declining, the salaries earned by art professionals are increasing. The mean salary for art professionals in 2006 was $35,415 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $46,060 per year.

Salary percentiles for Art professionals in Colorado

10th percentile
$25,190
25th percentile
$29,698
50th percentile
$39,272
75th percentile
$52,255
90th percentile
$79,302

Thus, there was a 23% growth in art professionals' 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 art. The pay differential between the highest paid art professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 215%

Average Salaries for Art professionals and related professions in Colorado

Animation
$49,237
Art
$51,060
Design
$49,204
Drafting
$54,120
Film
$31,802
Graphic Design
$44,190
Visual Communications
$46,015
Web Design
$44,190

In Colorado, art professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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

associate
16
bachelor
35
master
7
doctor
0
Certificate
6
Total64

The number of students graduating from the 29 accredited art schools in Colorado is increasing. In Colorado, there were 1,240 graduates in 2006. And there were 1,324 graduates from art courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 7% percent increase in the number of art school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado. Most of these graduates, or 55%, earned an bachelor's degree in art.

Art Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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