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Counseling Schools In Colorado

Colorado has 14 accredited counseling schools where counseling faculty who teach counseling classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of counseling and counseling training in Colorado, which includes counseling training at the following levels:


  1. Adams State College

    208 Edgemont Blvd, Alamosa, Colorado 81102

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  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. Colorado Christian University

    8787 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado 80226

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  5. Community College of Denver

    1111 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, Colorado 80204-2026

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  6. Denver Seminary

    6399 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, Colorado 80120

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  7. University of Denver

    2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80208

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Naropa University

    2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, Colorado 80302-6697

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  9. University of Northern Colorado

    Carter Hall - Rm 4000, Greeley, Colorado 80639

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  10. Regis University

    3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80221-1099

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  11. University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus

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

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  12. University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado Campus

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

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  13. University of the Rockies

    555 E Pikes Peak Ave #108, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903-3612

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  14. Argosy University-Denver

    7600 East Eastman Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80231

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Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Counseling Employment

Colorado 11,640
National 653,240

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

Employment Growth for Counseling professionals In Colorado

9,430 9,720 10,450 10,960 11,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Colorado, counseling is a growing field. There were 1,820 more counseling professionals working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Colorado, this field has grown by 19% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for counseling professionals which shows a 2% decrease in the number of counseling professionals working around the nation.

Counseling VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$45,624 $47,116 $47,647 $50,738 $44,226
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to counseling professionals are declining in Colorado. In 2006 counseling professionals made a mean salary of $45,624 per year, and in 2010 they made $44,226 per year.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in Colorado

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

This represents a decline in salaries of 3%. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. Within the field of counseling, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid counseling professionals earning 198% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Colorado state.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in Colorado

Christian Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 14 accredited counseling schools in Colorado is increasing. In Colorado, there were 608 graduates in 2006. And there were 614 graduates from counseling courses in 2010.

This represents a 1% increase in the number of counseling degree or certificate school graduates in Colorado state. 69% of these graduates received an master's degree in counseling.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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