Mechanical Engineering Schools In Colorado

Mechanical Engineering classes faculty can choose to work at one of 7 accredited mechanical engineering schools in Colorado. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of mechanical engineering and mechanical engineering training in Colorado, which includes mechanical engineering training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering


  1. University of Colorado Denver

    Denver, Colorado 80217-3364

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

    1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Colorado Boulder

    Regent Drive at Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0017

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

    102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-0100

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

    2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80208

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

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. United States Air Force Academy

    USAFA, Colorado 80840-5002

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Mechanical Engineering Employment

Colorado 9,560
National 549,180

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

Employment Growth for Mechanical engineering professionals In Colorado

7,200 8,260 10,390 10,160 9,560
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of mechanical engineering professionals is growing in Colorado. In 2010 there were 2,360 more mechanical engineering professionals working in Colorado than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of mechanical engineering professionals has grown by 33%. This is faster than the trend for mechanical engineering professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of mechanical engineering professionals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Mechanical Engineering VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$60,550 $65,494 $69,754 $70,788 $71,020
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mechanical Engineering
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by mechanical engineering professionals is increasing in Colorado. The mean salary for mechanical engineering professionals in 2006 was $60,550 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $71,020 per year.

Salary percentiles for Mechanical engineering professionals in Colorado

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

This represents a 15% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 147% pay differential between the highest paid mechanical engineering professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of mechanical engineering in Colorado.

Average Salaries for Mechanical engineering professionals and related professions in Colorado

Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Industrial Design
Mechanical Engineering

In Colorado, mechanical engineering professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Mechanical Engineering programs available for each degree type for all schools in Colorado


The number of students graduating from the 7 accredited mechanical engineering schools in Colorado is increasing. In Colorado, there were 434 graduates in 2006. And there were 442 graduates from mechanical engineering courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of mechanical engineering school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado by 2%. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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