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Human Services Schools In Colorado

In Colorado, there are 7 accredited schools where human services classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in human services in the state of Colorado, which encompasses human services training at the following levels:


  1. Colorado State University

    102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-0100

    128 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Community College of Aurora

    16000 E CentreTech Pky, Aurora, Colorado 80011-9036

    N/A 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. Metropolitan State College of Denver

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

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

    2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, Colorado 81001-4901

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

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

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

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Human Services Employment

Colorado 12,200
National 913,960

Approximately 1% of the country's human services professionals work in Colorado state.

Employment Growth for Human services professionals In Colorado

9,450 10,980 11,510 11,470 12,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Colorado, the field of human services is growing. In 2010 there were 2,750 more human services professionals working in Colorado than there were in 2006. Thus, in Colorado, this field has grown by 29% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for human services professionals which shows a 25% increase in the number of human services professionals working around the nation.

Human Services VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$35,852 $36,726 $37,110 $37,470 $40,613
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Human Services
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to human services professionals are growing in Colorado. The mean salary for human services professionals in 2006 was $35,852 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $40,613 per year.

Salary percentiles for Human services professionals in Colorado

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This represents a growth in salaries of 12%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Colorado state, within the field of human services, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid human services professionals earn 155% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Human services professionals and related professions in Colorado

Human Services
Mental Health
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

In Colorado, human services professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Human Services programs available for each degree type for all schools in Colorado


As the number of human services professionals is increasing in Colorado state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited human services schools in Colorado state is also increasing. In 2006, 534 students graduated from human services courses in Colorado. And in 2010, 576 students graduated.

Thus there was a 8% percent increase in the number of human services school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado. 55% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in human services.

Human Services Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of human services faculty in Colorado, growth in the field of human services academia and faculty salaries in Colorado. If you are involved in teaching human services courses to students at the certificate in human services, bachelors degree in human services, masters degree in human services, and doctoral degree in human services levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of human services in Colorado. A summary of the information we have collected thus far will appear once you submit your information.

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