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Animation Schools In Colorado

In Colorado, there are 11 accredited schools where animation classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the animation academic community in Colorado, and the future trends in animation training at the following levels:


  1. Aims Community College

    5401 W. 20th St., Greeley, Colorado 80632

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  2. The Art Institute of Colorado

    1200 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203-2983

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  3. Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs

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

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  4. Front Range Community College

    3645 W 112th Ave, Westminster, Colorado 80031

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  5. Morgan Community College

    920 Barlow Road, Fort Morgan, Colorado 80701

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  6. Pikes Peak Community College

    5675 S Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906-5498

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  7. Pueblo Community College

    900 West Orman Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado 81004-1499

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  8. Red Rocks Community College

    13300 W Sixth Ave, Lakewood, Colorado 80228-1255

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  9. Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

    1600 Pierce St, Denver, Colorado 80214

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  10. Trinidad State Junior College

    600 Prospect St, Trinidad, Colorado 81082

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Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Animation Employment

Colorado 4,090
National 229,120

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

Employment Growth for Animation professionals In Colorado

3,380 3,930 3,740 4,000 4,090
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Colorado, the field of animation is growing. There were 710 more animation professionals working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 21% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the national trend for animation professionals which shows a 0% decrease in the number of animation professionals working around the nation.

Animation VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$39,313 $40,337 $48,197 $49,347 $49,237
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Animation
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Colorado, as the number of animation professionals is growing, the salaries earned by animation professionals are increasing. Animation professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $39,313 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $49,237 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Animation professionals in Colorado

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, animation professionals' salaries grew by 20% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of animation, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid animation professionals earning 200% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Colorado state.

Average Salaries for Animation professionals and related professions in Colorado

Computer Animation
Game Development
Graphic Design
Visual Communications

In Colorado, animation professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Animation programs available for each degree type for all schools in Colorado


The number of students graduating from the 11 accredited animation schools in Colorado is decreasing. In Colorado, there were 147 graduates in 2006. And there were 123 graduates from animation courses in 2010.

This represents a 16% decrease in the number of animation degree or certificate school graduates in Colorado state. A majority of these graduates, or 53%, graduated with a associate's degree in animation.

Animation Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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