Criminal Justice Schools In Colorado

Colorado has 36 accredited criminal justice schools where criminal justice faculty who teach criminal justice classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of criminal justice and criminal justice training in Colorado, which includes criminal justice training at the following levels:

  • Criminal Justice Certificate
  • Associates degree in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice
  • Masters degree in Criminal Justice


Schools

  1. Aims Community College

    5401 W. 20th St., Greeley, Colorado 80632

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  2. Arapahoe Community College

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

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  3. Everest College-Colorado Springs

    1815 Jet Wing Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80916

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  4. University of Colorado Denver

    Denver, Colorado 80217-3364

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  5. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

    1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918

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  6. Colorado Mountain College

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

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  7. Colorado Northwestern Community College

    500 Kennedy Drive, Rangely, Colorado 81648-3598

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  8. Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs

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

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  9. Community College of Aurora

    16000 E CentreTech Pky, Aurora, Colorado 80011-9036

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  10. Delta Montrose Technical College

    1765 US Hwy 50, Delta, Colorado 81416

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  11. University of Denver

    2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80208

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  12. Mesa State College

    1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122

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  13. Metropolitan State College of Denver

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

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  14. National American University-Colorado Springs

    1915 Jamboree Drive ste 185, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80920

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  15. National American University-Denver

    1325 S. Colorado Boulevard, Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80222-3308

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  16. University of Northern Colorado

    Carter Hall - Rm 4000, Greeley, Colorado 80639

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  17. Otero Junior College

    1802 Colorado Ave, La Junta, Colorado 81050

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  18. Everest College-Thornton

    9065 Grant St, Thornton, Colorado 80229

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  19. Pikes Peak Community College

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

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  20. Pueblo Community College

    900 West Orman Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado 81004-1499

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  21. Red Rocks Community College

    13300 W Sixth Ave, Lakewood, Colorado 80228-1255

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  22. Trinidad State Junior College

    600 Prospect St, Trinidad, Colorado 81082

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  23. ITT Technical Institute-Thornton

    500 E 84th Ave Suite B12, Thornton, Colorado 80229-5338

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  24. Everest College-Aurora

    14280 East Jewell Ave, Aurora, Colorado 80012-5692

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  25. Remington College-Colorado Springs Campus

    6050 Erin Park Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918-3401

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  26. Kaplan College-Denver

    500 E. 84th Ave., W-200, Thornton, Colorado 80229

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  27. University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus

    10004 Park Meadows Dr, Lone Tree, Colorado 80124-5453

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  28. Colorado Technical University in Greenwood Village

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

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  29. University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado Campus

    5725 Mark Dabling Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919-2221

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  30. Johnson & Wales University-Denver

    7150 Montview Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80220

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  31. Colorado Technical University Online

    4435 N Chestnut, Suite E, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907

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  32. Argosy University-Denver

    7600 East Eastman Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80231

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  33. Aspen University

    720 S Colorado Blvd Ste 1150N, Denver, Colorado 80246

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  34. ITT Technical Institute_??_??_Aurora

    12500 E Iliff Ave Ste 100, Aurora, Colorado 80014

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Criminal Justice Employment

Colorado 29,730
National 1,897,220

Of all of the criminal justice professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Colorado.

Employment Growth for Criminal justice professionals In Colorado

28,200 29,350 29,120 29,270 29,510
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Colorado, criminal justice is a growing field. 1,310 more criminal justice professionals were working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Colorado, this field has grown by 5% in four years. This growth is faster than the change in the number of criminal justice professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of criminal justice professionals has grown by 2% from 2006 to 2010.

Criminal Justice VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$41,290 $43,236 $45,813 $47,167 $48,173
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Criminal Justice
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Colorado, as the number of criminal justice professionals is growing, the salaries earned by criminal justice professionals are increasing. In 2006 criminal justice professionals made a mean salary of $41,290 per year, and in 2010 they made $48,173 per year.

Salary percentiles for Criminal justice professionals in Colorado

10th percentile
$30,247
25th percentile
$37,688
50th percentile
$45,420
75th percentile
$57,508
90th percentile
$71,820

Thus, criminal justice professionals' salaries grew by 14% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Colorado state, within the field of criminal justice, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid criminal justice professionals earn 137% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Criminal justice professionals and related professions in Colorado

Criminal Justice
$47,736
Criminology
$65,465
Forensic Science
$56,680
Homeland Security
$45,790
Paralegal
$49,185

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

Educational Trends

Criminal Justice programs available for each degree type for all schools in Colorado

associate
23
bachelor
23
master
6
doctor
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Certificate
16
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As the number of criminal justice professionals is increasing in Colorado state, the number of students graduating from the 36 accredited criminal justice schools in Colorado state is also increasing. In 2006, 1,685 students graduated from criminal justice courses in Colorado. And in 2010, 2,005 students graduated.

Thus there was a 19% percent increase in the number of criminal justice school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado. A majority of these graduates, or 34%, graduated with a associate's degree in criminal justice.

Criminal Justice Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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