Chemistry Schools In Colorado

There are 15 accredited chemistry schools in Colorado for faculty who teach chemistry classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in chemistry in the state of Colorado, which encompasses chemistry training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Chemistry
  • Masters degree in Chemistry
  • PhD degree in Chemistry


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 College

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

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  6. Colorado School of Mines

    1500 Illinois St, Golden, Colorado 80401

    75 U.S. News National University Ranking
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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. University of Denver

    2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80208

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

    1000 Rim Drive, Durango, Colorado 81301-3999

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  10. Metropolitan State College of Denver

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

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  11. University of Northern Colorado

    Carter Hall - Rm 4000, Greeley, Colorado 80639

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  12. Regis University

    3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80221-1099

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  13. Colorado State University-Pueblo

    2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, Colorado 81001-4901

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  14. United States Air Force Academy

    USAFA, Colorado 80840-5002

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  15. Western State College of Colorado

    600 N Adams, Gunnison, Colorado 81231

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Chemistry Employment

Colorado 2,790
National 212,310

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

Employment Growth for Chemistry professionals In Colorado

3,060 3,620 3,720 3,650 2,790
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Chemistry is a shrinking field in Colorado. In Colorado, 270 less chemistry professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of chemistry professionals has shrunk by 9%. This is faster than the trend for chemistry professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of chemistry professionals has shrunk by 5% between 2006 and 2010.

Chemistry VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$49,858 $51,413 $52,672 $54,450 $52,885
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Chemistry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of chemistry professionals is declining, the salaries paid to chemistry professionals are increasing in Colorado. Chemistry professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $49,858 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $52,885 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Chemistry professionals in Colorado

10th percentile
$30,050
25th percentile
$37,692
50th percentile
$49,715
75th percentile
$66,355
90th percentile
$82,758

This represents a 6% 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 chemistry. The pay differential between the highest paid chemistry professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 175%

Average Salaries for Chemistry professionals and related professions in Colorado

Biochemistry
$74,860
Biology
$63,805
Chemistry
$52,885
Physics
$111,250

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
16
master
7
doctor
7
Certificate
0
Total30

As the number of chemistry professionals is decreasing in Colorado state, the number of students graduating from the 15 accredited chemistry schools in Colorado state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 295 chemistry graduates from chemistry courses in Colorado and in 2010 there were 234 graduates.

Thus there was a 21% percent decrease in the number of chemistry school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado. A majority of these graduates, or 53%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in chemistry.

Chemistry Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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