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Finance Schools In Colorado

Colorado has 13 accredited finance schools where finance faculty who teach finance classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in finance in the state of Colorado, which encompasses finance training at the following levels:


  1. University of Colorado Denver

    Denver, Colorado 80217-3364

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

    2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80208

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Metropolitan State College of Denver

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. National American University-Colorado Springs

    1915 Jamboree Drive ste 185, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80920

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. National American University-Denver

    1325 S. Colorado Boulevard, Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80222-3308

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Regis University

    3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80221-1099

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Colorado State University-Pueblo

    2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, Colorado 81001-4901

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado Campus

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. Johnson & Wales University-Denver

    7150 Montview Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80220

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  11. Colorado Technical University Online

    4435 N Chestnut, Suite E, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  12. Aspen University

    720 S Colorado Blvd Ste 1150N, Denver, Colorado 80246

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Finance Employment

Colorado 49,580
National 2,457,330

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

Employment Growth for Finance professionals In Colorado

48,760 51,900 50,720 51,400 49,580
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Finance is a growing field in Colorado. In Colorado, 820 more finance professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of finance professionals has grown by 2%. This is faster than the trend for finance professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of finance professionals has shrunk by 1% between 2006 and 2010.

Finance VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$72,488 $73,933 $73,623 $74,406 $76,730
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Finance
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Colorado, as the number of finance professionals is growing, the salaries earned by finance professionals are increasing. The mean salary for finance professionals in 2006 was $72,488 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $76,730 per year.

Salary percentiles for Finance professionals in Colorado

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Thus, there was a 6% growth in finance professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 136% pay differential between the highest paid finance professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of finance in Colorado.

Average Salaries for Finance professionals and related professions in Colorado

Business Administration
Business Management
International Business
Risk Management
Small Business

Finance professionals in Colorado earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 13 accredited finance schools in Colorado is increasing. In Colorado, there were 124 graduates in 2006. And there were 554 graduates from finance courses in 2010.

This represents a 347% increase in the number of finance degree or certificate school graduates in Colorado state. Most of these graduates, or 63%, earned a bachelor's degree in finance.

Finance Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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