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Communications Schools In Colorado

In Colorado, there are 15 accredited schools where communications classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in communications in the state of Colorado, which encompasses communications training at the following levels:


  1. Aims Community College

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Colorado Denver

    Denver, Colorado 80217-3364

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  3. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

    1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918

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  4. University of Colorado Boulder

    Regent Drive at Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0017

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Colorado Christian University

    8787 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado 80226

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Colorado State University

    102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-0100

    128 U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. University of Denver

    2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80208

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Mesa State College

    1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122

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  9. University of Northern Colorado

    Carter Hall - Rm 4000, Greeley, Colorado 80639

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. Regis University

    3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80221-1099

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  11. Colorado State University-Pueblo

    2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, Colorado 81001-4901

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  12. Western State College of Colorado

    600 N Adams, Gunnison, Colorado 81231

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  13. University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus

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

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  14. University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado Campus

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

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  15. Jones International University

    9697 East Mineral Avenue, Centennial, Colorado 80112

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Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Communications Employment

Colorado 8,060
National 439,660

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

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In Colorado

8,200 7,660 8,480 8,630 8,060
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Colorado, the field of communications is shrinking. There were 140 less communications professionals working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of communications has shrunk by 2% in Colorado. This is slower than the trend for communications professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of communications professionals has shrunk by 8% between 2006 and 2010.

Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$46,075 $47,522 $47,815 $49,812 $48,950
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to communications professionals are growing in Colorado. In 2006 communications professionals made a mean salary of $46,075 per year, and in 2010 they made $48,950 per year.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Colorado

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90th percentile

Thus, communications professionals' salaries grew by 6% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of communications, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid communications professionals earning 240% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Colorado state.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Colorado

Creative Writing
Fashion Marketing
Public Relations
Visual Communications

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of communications professionals is decreasing in Colorado state, the number of students graduating from the 15 accredited communications schools in Colorado state is increasing. In Colorado, there were 1,028 graduates in 2006. And there were 1,056 graduates from communications courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 3% percent increase in the number of communications school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado. 44% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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