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Computer Animation Schools In Colorado

In Colorado, there are 10 accredited schools where computer animation classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Colorado's computer animation academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in computer animation includes computer 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. Front Range Community College

    3645 W 112th Ave, Westminster, Colorado 80031

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  4. Morgan Community College

    920 Barlow Road, Fort Morgan, Colorado 80701

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  5. Pikes Peak Community College

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

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  6. Pueblo Community College

    900 West Orman Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado 81004-1499

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  7. Red Rocks Community College

    13300 W Sixth Ave, Lakewood, Colorado 80228-1255

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  8. Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

    1600 Pierce St, Denver, Colorado 80214

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  9. Trinidad State Junior College

    600 Prospect St, Trinidad, Colorado 81082

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Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Computer Animation Employment

Colorado 190
National 26,560

Of all of the computer animation professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Colorado.

Employment Growth for Computer animation professionals In Colorado

210 370 310 260 190
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Colorado, the field of computer animation is shrinking. In Colorado, 20 less computer animation professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 10% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the national trend for computer animation professionals which shows a 1% increase in the number of computer animation professionals working around the nation.

Computer Animation VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$48,700 $48,750 $51,160 $53,870 $54,270
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Computer Animation
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by computer animation professionals is increasing in Colorado. In 2006 computer animation professionals made a mean salary of $48,700 per year, and in 2010 they made $54,270 per year.

Salary percentiles for Computer animation professionals in Colorado

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This represents a growth in salaries of 10%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Colorado, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of computer animation. The pay differential between the highest paid computer animation professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 105%

Average Salaries for Computer animation professionals and related professions in Colorado

Computer Animation
Game Development
Graphic Design
Visual Communications

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 10 accredited computer animation schools in Colorado is decreasing. In 2006, 147 students graduated from computer animation courses in Colorado. And in 2010, 119 students graduated.

Thus there was a 19% percent decrease in the number of computer animation school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado. 46% of these graduates received a associate's degree in computer animation.

Computer Animation Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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