Graphic Design Schools In Colorado

Colorado has 13 accredited graphic design schools where graphic design faculty who teach graphic design classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of graphic design and graphic design training in Colorado, which includes graphic design training at the following levels:


Schools

  1. Arapahoe Community College

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

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  2. The Art Institute of Colorado

    1200 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203-2983

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  3. Colorado Mountain College

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

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  4. College America-Denver

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

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  5. Community College of Denver

    1111 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, Colorado 80204-2026

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  6. University of Denver

    2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80208

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  7. Mesa State College

    1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122

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  8. Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

    1600 Pierce St, Denver, Colorado 80214

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  9. Trinidad State Junior College

    600 Prospect St, Trinidad, Colorado 81082

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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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Statistics

Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Graphic Design Employment

Colorado 3,800
National 192,240

Of all of the graphic design professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Colorado.

Employment Growth for Graphic design professionals In Colorado

2,980 3,340 3,300 3,610 3,800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Colorado, the field of graphic design is growing. 820 more graphic design professionals were working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of graphic design professionals has grown by 28%. This is faster than the trend for graphic design professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of graphic design professionals has grown by 1% between 2006 and 2010.

Graphic Design VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$40,860 $42,820 $44,120 $45,100 $44,190
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of graphic design professionals is growing, the salaries paid to graphic design professionals are increasing in Colorado. Graphic design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $40,860 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $44,190 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Colorado

10th percentile
$25,390
25th percentile
$31,550
50th percentile
$41,240
75th percentile
$54,330
90th percentile
$67,760

This represents a growth in salaries of 8%. 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 graphic design. The pay differential between the highest paid graphic design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 167%

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Colorado

Art
$51,060
Computer Animation
$54,270
Design
$49,204
Graphic Design
$44,190
Visual Communications
$46,015
Web Design
$44,190

In Colorado, graphic design professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Graphic Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Colorado

associate
9
bachelor
8
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
2
Total20

The number of students graduating from the 13 accredited graphic design schools in Colorado is increasing. In Colorado, there were 174 graduates in 2006. And there were 232 graduates from graphic design courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of graphic design school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado by 33%. A majority of these graduates, or 45%, graduated with a associate's degree in graphic design.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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