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Hospitality Schools In Colorado

Colorado has 9 accredited hospitality schools where hospitality faculty who teach hospitality classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the hospitality academic community in Colorado, and the future trends in hospitality training at the following levels:


  1. Colorado Mountain College

    831 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601-0233

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

    102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-0100

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

    2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80208

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Emily Griffith Opportunity School

    1250 Welton Street, Denver, Colorado 80204-2197

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Front Range Community College

    3645 W 112th Ave, Westminster, Colorado 80031

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Metropolitan State College of Denver

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Pueblo Community College

    900 West Orman Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado 81004-1499

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Trinidad State Junior College

    600 Prospect St, Trinidad, Colorado 81082

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

    7150 Montview Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80220

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Hospitality Employment

Colorado 36,960
National 2,293,800

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

Employment Growth for Hospitality professionals In Colorado

39,270 40,510 39,700 40,850 36,960
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of hospitality professionals is shrinking in Colorado. In Colorado, 2,310 less hospitality professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 6% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the change in the number of hospitality professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of hospitality professionals has shrunk by 1% from 2006 to 2010.

Hospitality VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$31,206 $33,437 $34,713 $35,677 $36,456
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Hospitality
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of hospitality professionals is declining, the salaries paid to hospitality professionals are increasing in Colorado. In 2006 hospitality professionals made a mean salary of $31,206 per year, and in 2010 they made $36,456 per year.

Salary percentiles for Hospitality professionals in Colorado

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This represents a 14% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of hospitality, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid hospitality professionals earning 127% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Colorado state.

Average Salaries for Hospitality professionals and related professions in Colorado

Hotel Management

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 9 accredited hospitality schools in Colorado is increasing. In Colorado, there were 149 graduates in 2006. And there were 256 graduates from hospitality courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 72% percent increase in the number of hospitality school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado. 43% of these graduates received a undergraduate certificate in hospitality.

Hospitality Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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