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Interior Design Schools In Colorado

In Colorado, there are 9 accredited schools where interior design classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Colorado's interior design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in interior design includes interior design training at the following levels:


  1. Arapahoe Community College

    5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, Colorado 80160-9002

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. The Art Institute of Colorado

    1200 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203-2983

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

    102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-0100

    128 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Front Range Community College

    3645 W 112th Ave, Westminster, Colorado 80031

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Pikes Peak Community College

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Red Rocks Community College

    13300 W Sixth Ave, Lakewood, Colorado 80228-1255

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

    1600 Pierce St, Denver, Colorado 80214

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Interior Design Employment

Colorado 980
National 40,120

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

Employment Growth for Interior design professionals In Colorado

1,250 1,410 1,310 1,160 980
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of interior design professionals is shrinking in Colorado. There were 270 less interior design professionals working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of interior design professionals has shrunk by 22%. This decline is slower than the national trend for interior design professionals which shows a 23% decrease in the number of interior design professionals working around the nation.

Interior Design VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$45,790 $43,110 $43,230 $47,330 $49,770
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Interior Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to interior design professionals are growing in Colorado. The mean salary for interior design professionals in 2006 was $45,790 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $49,770 per year.

Salary percentiles for Interior design professionals in Colorado

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a 8% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 185% pay differential between the highest paid interior design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of interior design in Colorado.

Average Salaries for Interior design professionals and related professions in Colorado

Fashion Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design

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

Educational Trends

Interior Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Colorado


As the number of interior design professionals is decreasing in Colorado state, the number of students graduating from the 9 accredited interior design schools in Colorado state is increasing. In 2006, 164 students graduated from interior design courses in Colorado. And in 2010, 167 students graduated.

This represents a 2% increase in the number of interior design degree or certificate school graduates in Colorado state. 42% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in interior design.

Interior Design Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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