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Mental Health Schools In Colorado

Colorado has 5 accredited mental health schools where mental health faculty who teach mental health classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in mental health in the state of Colorado, which encompasses mental health training at the following levels:


  1. Community College of Denver

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

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  2. Pikes Peak Community College

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

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  3. Pueblo Community College

    900 West Orman Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado 81004-1499

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  4. University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus

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

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  5. Argosy University-Denver

    7600 East Eastman Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80231

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Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Mental Health Employment

Colorado 7,120
National 445,580

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

Employment Growth for Mental health professionals In Colorado

6,920 6,170 6,600 7,280 7,120
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Colorado, the field of mental health is growing. 200 more mental health professionals were working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of mental health professionals has grown by 3%. This growth is slower than the change in the number of mental health professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of mental health professionals has grown by 12% from 2006 to 2010.

Mental Health VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$32,288 $31,546 $32,486 $34,258 $34,832
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mental Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of mental health professionals is growing, the salaries paid to mental health professionals are increasing in Colorado. The mean salary for mental health professionals in 2006 was $32,288 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $34,832 per year.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in Colorado

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This represents a 7% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Colorado, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of mental health. The pay differential between the highest paid mental health professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 142%

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in Colorado

Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Mental Health
School Psychology
Social Work
Sports Psychology

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

Educational Trends

Mental Health programs available for each degree type for all schools in Colorado


As the number of mental health professionals is increasing in Colorado state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited mental health schools in Colorado state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 26 mental health graduates from mental health courses in Colorado and in 2010 there were 59 graduates.

This represents a 127% increase in the number of mental health degree or certificate school graduates in Colorado state. 43% of these graduates received an undergraduate certificate in mental health.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of mental health faculty in Colorado, growth in the field of mental health academia and mental health faculty salaries in Colorado. If you are involved in teaching mental health courses to students at the certificate in mental health, associates degree in mental health, and masters degree in mental health levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future mental health faculty in Colorado. A summary of what your peers have told us up until now will be available once you submit your information.

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