Journalism Schools In Colorado

In Colorado, there are 5 accredited schools where journalism classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of journalism and journalism training in Colorado, which includes journalism training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Journalism
  • Masters degree in Journalism


  1. University of Colorado Boulder

    Regent Drive at Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0017

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Colorado State University

    102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-0100

    128 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Denver

    2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80208

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

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. University of Northern Colorado

    Carter Hall - Rm 4000, Greeley, Colorado 80639

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Journalism Employment

Colorado 2,170
National 105,350

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

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In Colorado

1,840 2,110 2,120 2,160 2,170
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Journalism is a growing field in Colorado. 330 more journalism professionals were working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of journalism has grown by 18% in Colorado. This growth is faster than the change in the number of journalism professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of journalism professionals has shrunk by 12% from 2006 to 2010.

Journalism VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$49,453 $58,537 $58,530 $62,470 $57,193
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by journalism professionals is increasing in Colorado. The mean salary for journalism professionals in 2006 was $49,453 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $57,193 per year.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in Colorado

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90th percentile

Thus, journalism professionals' salaries grew by 14% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 382% pay differential between the highest paid journalism professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of journalism in Colorado.

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in Colorado

Creative Writing

Journalism professionals in Colorado earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of journalism professionals is increasing in Colorado state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited journalism schools in Colorado state is also increasing. In Colorado, there were 536 graduates in 2006. And there were 572 graduates from journalism courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 7% percent increase in the number of journalism school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado. 83% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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