Speech Therapy Schools In Colorado

Colorado has 2 accredited speech therapy schools where speech therapy faculty who teach speech therapy classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in speech therapy in the state of Colorado, which encompasses speech therapy training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Speech Therapy
  • Masters degree in Speech Therapy
  • PhD degree in Speech Therapy


  1. University of Colorado Boulder

    Regent Drive at Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0017

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Northern Colorado

    Carter Hall - Rm 4000, Greeley, Colorado 80639

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Speech Therapy Employment

Colorado 6,080
National 322,680

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

Employment Growth for Speech therapy professionals In Colorado

3,910 4,490 4,560 2,910 2,550
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of speech therapy professionals is shrinking in Colorado. 1,360 less speech therapy professionals were working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of speech therapy has shrunk by 35% in Colorado. This decline is slower than the change in the number of speech therapy professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of speech therapy professionals has shrunk by 62% from 2006 to 2010.

Speech Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$48,217 $49,073 $34,417 $56,090 $80,120
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Speech Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to speech therapy professionals are growing in Colorado. In 2006 speech therapy professionals made a mean salary of $48,217 per year, and in 2010 they made $80,120 per year.

Salary percentiles for Speech therapy professionals in Colorado

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This represents a growth in salaries of 40%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of speech therapy, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid speech therapy professionals earning 115% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Colorado state.

Average Salaries for Speech therapy professionals and related professions in Colorado

Speech Therapy

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

Educational Trends

Speech Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in Colorado


As the number of speech therapy professionals is decreasing in Colorado state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited speech therapy schools in Colorado state is decreasing. In Colorado, there were 148 graduates in 2006. And there were 134 graduates from speech therapy courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 9% percent decrease in the number of speech therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado. A majority of these graduates, or 43%, graduated with a doctor's degree in speech therapy.

Speech Therapy Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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