Liberal Arts Schools In Colorado

In Colorado, there are 36 accredited schools where liberal arts classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in liberal arts in the state of Colorado, which encompasses liberal arts training at the following levels:

  • Liberal Arts Certificate
  • Associates degree in Liberal Arts
  • Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts
  • Masters degree in Liberal Arts
  • PhD degree in Liberal Arts


Schools

  1. Adams State College

    208 Edgemont Blvd, Alamosa, Colorado 81102

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  2. Aims Community College

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

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  3. Arapahoe Community College

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

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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. University of Colorado Boulder

    Regent Drive at Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0017

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Colorado Christian University

    8787 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado 80226

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  8. Colorado College

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

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  9. Colorado Mountain College

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

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  10. Colorado Northwestern Community College

    500 Kennedy Drive, Rangely, Colorado 81648-3598

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  11. Colorado State University

    102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-0100

    128 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs

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

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  13. Community College of Aurora

    16000 E CentreTech Pky, Aurora, Colorado 80011-9036

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  14. Community College of Denver

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

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  15. University of Denver

    2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80208

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  16. Fort Lewis College

    1000 Rim Drive, Durango, Colorado 81301-3999

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  17. Front Range Community College

    3645 W 112th Ave, Westminster, Colorado 80031

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  18. Lamar Community College

    2401 S Main St, Lamar, Colorado 81052-3999

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  19. Mesa State College

    1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122

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  20. Metropolitan State College of Denver

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

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  21. Morgan Community College

    920 Barlow Road, Fort Morgan, Colorado 80701

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  22. National American University-Colorado Springs

    1915 Jamboree Drive ste 185, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80920

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  23. Northeastern Junior College

    100 College Avenue, Sterling, Colorado 80751-2944

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  24. University of Northern Colorado

    Carter Hall - Rm 4000, Greeley, Colorado 80639

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  25. Otero Junior College

    1802 Colorado Ave, La Junta, Colorado 81050

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  26. Pikes Peak Community College

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

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  27. Pueblo Community College

    900 West Orman Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado 81004-1499

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  28. Red Rocks Community College

    13300 W Sixth Ave, Lakewood, Colorado 80228-1255

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  29. Regis University

    3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80221-1099

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  30. Colorado State University-Pueblo

    2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, Colorado 81001-4901

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  31. Trinidad State Junior College

    600 Prospect St, Trinidad, Colorado 81082

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  32. United States Air Force Academy

    USAFA, Colorado 80840-5002

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  33. Western State College of Colorado

    600 N Adams, Gunnison, Colorado 81231

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  34. Colorado Technical University in Greenwood Village

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

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  35. Colorado Technical University Online

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

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  36. Argosy University-Denver

    7600 East Eastman Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80231

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Liberal Arts Employment

Colorado 1,240
National 69,880

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

Employment Growth for Liberal arts professionals In Colorado

910 980 970 990 1,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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Liberal Arts is a growing field in Colorado. 330 more liberal arts professionals were working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of liberal arts professionals has grown by 36%. This growth is faster than the change in the number of liberal arts professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of liberal arts professionals has grown by 18% from 2006 to 2010.

Liberal Arts VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$52,440 $50,960 $52,830 $52,900 $57,440
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to liberal arts professionals are growing in Colorado. Liberal arts professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $52,440 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $57,440 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in Colorado

10th percentile
$29,950
25th percentile
$39,250
50th percentile
$48,330
75th percentile
$68,120
90th percentile
$91,390

Thus, liberal arts professionals' salaries grew by 9% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of liberal arts, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid liberal arts professionals earning 205% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Colorado state.

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in Colorado

English
$56,927
History
$62,880
Liberal Arts
$57,440
Math
$87,312
Music
$19,665

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

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts programs available for each degree type for all schools in Colorado

associate
53
bachelor
25
master
6
doctor
1
Certificate
2
Total87

The number of students graduating from the 36 accredited liberal arts schools in Colorado is decreasing. In 2006 there were 3,979 liberal arts graduates from liberal arts courses in Colorado and in 2010 there were 3,961 graduates.

Thus there was a 0% percent decrease in the number of liberal arts school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado. Most of these graduates, or 61%, earned a associate's degree in liberal arts.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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