Biology Schools In Colorado

Colorado has 17 accredited biology schools where biology faculty who teach biology classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of biology and biology training in Colorado, which includes biology training at the following levels:

  • Biology Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Biology
  • Masters degree in Biology
  • PhD degree in Biology


Schools

  1. Adams State College

    208 Edgemont Blvd, Alamosa, Colorado 81102

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  2. University of Colorado Denver

    Denver, Colorado 80217-3364

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  3. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

    1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918

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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 Christian University

    8787 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado 80226

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  6. Colorado College

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

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  7. Colorado State University

    102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-0100

    128 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Community College of Aurora

    16000 E CentreTech Pky, Aurora, Colorado 80011-9036

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  9. University of Denver

    2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80208

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

    1000 Rim Drive, Durango, Colorado 81301-3999

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  11. Mesa State College

    1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122

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  12. Metropolitan State College of Denver

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

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  13. University of Northern Colorado

    Carter Hall - Rm 4000, Greeley, Colorado 80639

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  14. Regis University

    3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80221-1099

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  15. Colorado State University-Pueblo

    2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, Colorado 81001-4901

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  16. United States Air Force Academy

    USAFA, Colorado 80840-5002

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  17. Western State College of Colorado

    600 N Adams, Gunnison, Colorado 81231

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Biology Employment

Colorado 4,370
National 232,950

Approximately 2% of the country's biology professionals work in Colorado state.

Employment Growth for Biology professionals In Colorado

5,640 6,610 6,200 4,470 4,370
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of biology professionals is shrinking in Colorado. In Colorado, 1,270 less biology professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 23% decline in the field. This is faster than the trend for biology professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of biology professionals has grown by 6% between 2006 and 2010.

Biology VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$58,893 $60,917 $53,320 $65,332 $63,805
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Biology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Colorado, as the number of biology professionals is declining, the salaries earned by biology professionals are increasing. In 2006 biology professionals made a mean salary of $58,893 per year, and in 2010 they made $63,805 per year.

Salary percentiles for Biology professionals in Colorado

10th percentile
$37,143
25th percentile
$47,487
50th percentile
$59,957
75th percentile
$77,583
90th percentile
$95,563

Thus, biology professionals' salaries grew by 8% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Colorado state, within the field of biology, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid biology professionals earn 157% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Biology professionals and related professions in Colorado

Biochemistry
$74,860
Biology
$63,805
Biomedical Engineering
$77,380
Chemistry
$52,885
Physics
$111,250

Biology professionals in Colorado earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
26
master
12
doctor
13
Certificate
1
Total52

The number of students graduating from the 17 accredited biology schools in Colorado is decreasing. In Colorado, there were 1,341 graduates in 2006. And there were 1,311 graduates from biology courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 2% percent decrease in the number of biology school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned an bachelor's degree in biology.

Biology Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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