Fashion Schools In Colorado

Fashion classes faculty can choose to work at one of 4 accredited fashion schools in Colorado. The trends in Colorado's fashion academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in fashion includes fashion training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Fashion
  • Bachelors degree in Fashion


  1. The Art Institute of Colorado

    1200 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203-2983

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Johnson & Wales University-Denver

    7150 Montview Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80220

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Fashion Employment

Colorado 79,890
National 4,625,040

Of all of the fashion professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Colorado state.

Employment Growth for Fashion professionals In Colorado

89,520 89,880 86,960 84,060 79,890
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Colorado, the field of fashion is shrinking. There were 9,630 less fashion professionals working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Colorado, this field has shrunk by 11% in four years. This decline is faster than the national trend for fashion professionals which shows a 6% decrease in the number of fashion professionals working around the nation.

Fashion VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$51,247 $50,501 $48,078 $57,373 $58,260
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to fashion professionals are growing in Colorado. Fashion professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $51,247 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $58,260 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Fashion professionals in Colorado

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 12%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 118% pay differential between the highest paid fashion professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of fashion in Colorado.

Average Salaries for Fashion professionals and related professions in Colorado

Fashion Design
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising

In Colorado, fashion professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited fashion schools in Colorado is increasing. In 2006, 5 students graduated from fashion courses in Colorado. And in 2010, 43 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of fashion school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado by 760%. Most of these graduates, or 75%, earned an bachelor's degree in fashion.

Fashion Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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