Public Administration Schools In Colorado

Public Administration classes faculty can choose to work at one of 6 accredited public administration schools in Colorado. The trends in Colorado's public administration academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in public administration includes public administration training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Public Administration
  • Masters degree in Public Administration
  • PhD degree in Public Administration


Schools

  1. University of Colorado Denver

    Denver, Colorado 80217-3364

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  2. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

    1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918

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  3. University of Denver

    2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80208

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Regis University

    3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80221-1099

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  5. University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus

    10004 Park Meadows Dr, Lone Tree, Colorado 80124-5453

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  6. University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado Campus

    5725 Mark Dabling Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919-2221

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Public Administration Employment

Colorado 3,340
National 391,290

Of all of the public administration professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Colorado state.

Employment Growth for Public administration professionals In Colorado

3,470 4,470 4,260 3,830 3,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Public Administration is a shrinking field in Colorado. In 2010 there were 130 less public administration professionals working in Colorado than there were in 2006. This represents a 4% decline in the field. This decline is slower than the change in the number of public administration professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of public administration professionals has shrunk by 4% from 2006 to 2010.

Public Administration VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$100,827 $85,950 $85,255 $86,798 $91,262
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Administration
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Colorado, as the number of public administration professionals is declining, the salaries earned by public administration professionals are decreasing. Public administration professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $100,827 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $91,262 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Public administration professionals in Colorado

10th percentile
$46,698
25th percentile
$57,130
50th percentile
$85,352
75th percentile
$113,574
90th percentile
$141,796

This represents a decline in salaries of 10%. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. There is a 61% pay differential between the highest paid public administration professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of public administration in Colorado.

Average Salaries for Public administration professionals and related professions in Colorado

Business Administration
$96,777
Business Management
$103,907
Criminal Justice
$47,736
Political Science
$73,175
Public Administration
$91,262
Social Work
$43,438
Sociology
$61,850

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

Educational Trends

Public Administration programs available for each degree type for all schools in Colorado

associate
0
bachelor
4
master
4
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total9

The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited public administration schools in Colorado is decreasing. In Colorado, there were 197 graduates in 2006. And there were 189 graduates from public administration courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of public administration school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado by 4%. A majority of these graduates, or 44%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in public administration.

Public Administration Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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