Visual Communications Schools In Colorado

There are 15 accredited visual communications schools in Colorado for faculty who teach visual communications classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the visual communications academic community in Colorado, and the future trends in visual communications training at the following levels:

  • Visual Communications Certificate
  • Associates degree in Visual Communications
  • Bachelors degree in Visual Communications
  • Masters degree in Visual Communications


Schools

  1. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

    1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918

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  2. The Art Institute of Colorado

    1200 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203-2983

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  3. Colorado Mountain College

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

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  4. Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs

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

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  5. University of Denver

    2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80208

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  6. Metropolitan State College of Denver

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

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  7. Naropa University

    2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, Colorado 80302-6697

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  8. Regis University

    3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80221-1099

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  9. Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

    1600 Pierce St, Denver, Colorado 80214

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  10. Pickens Technical College

    500 Airport Blvd, Aurora, Colorado 80011-9307

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  11. ITT Technical Institute-Thornton

    500 E 84th Ave Suite B12, Thornton, Colorado 80229-5338

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  12. Platt College in Aurora

    3100 S Parker Rd, Aurora, Colorado 80014-3141

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  13. ITT Technical Institute_??_??_Aurora

    12500 E Iliff Ave Ste 100, Aurora, Colorado 80014

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Visual Communications Employment

Colorado 5,040
National 270,000

Approximately 2% of the country's visual communications professionals work in Colorado state.

Employment Growth for Visual communications professionals In Colorado

4,070 4,590 4,480 4,750 5,040
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Visual Communications is a growing field in Colorado. There were 970 more visual communications professionals working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of visual communications professionals has grown by 24%. This growth is faster than the national trend for visual communications professionals which shows a 4% increase in the number of visual communications professionals working around the nation.

Visual Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$38,365 $41,558 $47,440 $47,622 $46,015
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Visual Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to visual communications professionals are growing in Colorado. Visual communications professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $38,365 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $46,015 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Visual communications professionals in Colorado

10th percentile
$22,290
25th percentile
$29,465
50th percentile
$40,870
75th percentile
$54,562
90th percentile
$77,618

This represents a growth in salaries of 17%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Colorado state, within the field of visual communications, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid visual communications professionals earn 248% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Visual communications professionals and related professions in Colorado

Art
$51,060
Computer Animation
$54,270
Drafting
$54,120
Fashion Design
$65,280
Graphic Design
$44,190
Industrial Design
$60,990
Interior Design
$49,770
Visual Communications
$46,015
Web Design
$44,190

In Colorado, visual communications professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Visual Communications programs available for each degree type for all schools in Colorado

associate
6
bachelor
12
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total20

The number of students graduating from the 15 accredited visual communications schools in Colorado is decreasing. In 2006 there were 289 visual communications graduates from visual communications courses in Colorado and in 2010 there were 289 graduates.

This represents a 0% decrease in the number of visual communications degree or certificate school graduates in Colorado state. A majority of these graduates, or 60%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in visual communications.

Visual Communications Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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