Computer Science Schools In Colorado

There are 11 accredited computer science schools in Colorado for faculty who teach computer science classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of computer science and computer science training in Colorado, which includes computer science training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science
  • Masters degree in Computer Science
  • PhD degree in Computer Science


Schools

  1. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

    1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918

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  2. University of Colorado Boulder

    Regent Drive at Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0017

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

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

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  4. College America-Denver

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

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  5. University of Denver

    2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80208

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Metropolitan State College of Denver

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Everest College-Thornton

    9065 Grant St, Thornton, Colorado 80229

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Regis University

    3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80221-1099

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  9. United States Air Force Academy

    USAFA, Colorado 80840-5002

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  10. Colorado Technical University in Greenwood Village

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

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  11. College America-Fort Collins

    4601 South Mason St, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Computer Science Employment

Colorado 29,820
National 1,479,220

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

Employment Growth for Computer science professionals In Colorado

32,530 28,740 28,670 28,770 5,940
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Computer Science is a shrinking field in Colorado. In 2010 there were 26,590 less computer science professionals working in Colorado than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of computer science has shrunk by 82% in Colorado. This decline is faster than the national trend for computer science professionals which shows a 71% decrease in the number of computer science professionals working around the nation.

Computer Science VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$66,094 $70,034 $73,880 $75,202 $79,480
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Computer Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by computer science professionals is increasing in Colorado. In 2006 computer science professionals made a mean salary of $66,094 per year, and in 2010 they made $79,480 per year.

Salary percentiles for Computer science professionals in Colorado

10th percentile
$47,177
25th percentile
$60,017
50th percentile
$75,023
75th percentile
$93,150
90th percentile
$111,277

This represents a growth in salaries of 17%. 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 computer science. The pay differential between the highest paid computer science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 136%

Average Salaries for Computer science professionals and related professions in Colorado

Computer Engineering
$98,193
Computer Forensics
$67,210
Computer Programming
$78,390
Computer Science
$75,808
Information Systems
$105,055
Information Technology
$85,142

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

Educational Trends

Computer Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Colorado

associate
2
bachelor
10
master
4
doctor
2
Certificate
0
Total18

The number of students graduating from the 11 accredited computer science schools in Colorado is decreasing. In 2006, 392 students graduated from computer science courses in Colorado. And in 2010, 212 students graduated.

Thus there was a 46% percent decrease in the number of computer science school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado. A majority of these graduates, or 56%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in computer science.

Computer Science Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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