Restaurant Management Schools In Colorado

Colorado has 2 accredited restaurant management schools where restaurant management faculty who teach restaurant management classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the restaurant management academic community in Colorado, and the future trends in restaurant management training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Restaurant Management
  • Bachelors degree in Restaurant Management


  1. Colorado State University

    102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-0100

    128 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Johnson & Wales University-Denver

    7150 Montview Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80220

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Restaurant Management Employment

Colorado 1,720
National 186,830

Of all of the restaurant management professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Colorado.

Employment Growth for Restaurant management professionals In Colorado

2,560 2,630 2,140 1,900 1,720
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of restaurant management professionals is shrinking in Colorado. There were 840 less restaurant management professionals working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 33% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the national trend for restaurant management professionals which shows a 1% decrease in the number of restaurant management professionals working around the nation.

Restaurant Management VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$53,310 $55,500 $55,590 $55,560 $54,580
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Restaurant Management
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of restaurant management professionals is declining, the salaries paid to restaurant management professionals are increasing in Colorado. Restaurant management professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $53,310 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $54,580 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Restaurant management professionals in Colorado

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Thus, there was a 2% growth in restaurant management professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Colorado, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of restaurant management. The pay differential between the highest paid restaurant management professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 128%

Average Salaries for Restaurant management professionals and related professions in Colorado

Business Administration
Business Management
Restaurant Management
Small Business

In Colorado, restaurant management professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Restaurant Management programs available for each degree type for all schools in Colorado


As the number of restaurant management professionals is decreasing in Colorado state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited restaurant management schools in Colorado state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 100 restaurant management graduates from restaurant management courses in Colorado and in 2010 there were 58 graduates.

Thus there was a 42% percent decrease in the number of restaurant management school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado. 50% of these graduates received an associate's degree in restaurant management.

Restaurant Management Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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