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Ministry Schools In Colorado

Ministry classes faculty can choose to work at one of 5 accredited ministry schools in Colorado. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the ministry academic community in Colorado, and the future trends in ministry training at the following levels:


  1. Colorado Christian University

    8787 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado 80226

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  2. Denver Seminary

    6399 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, Colorado 80120

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  3. Iliff School of Theology

    2201 S University Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80210-4798

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  4. Naropa University

    2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, Colorado 80302-6697

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  5. Nazarene Bible College

    1111 Academy Park Loop, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910-3704

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Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Ministry Employment

Colorado 510
National 59,660

Of all of the ministry professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Colorado state.

Employment Growth for Ministry professionals In Colorado

510 470 530 480 510
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Ministry is a shrinking field in Colorado. So, in four years, the number of ministry professionals has shrunk by 0%. This decline is slower than the national trend for ministry professionals which shows a 13% increase in the number of ministry professionals working around the nation.

Ministry VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$44,345 $47,245 $50,095 $47,620 $49,870
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Ministry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to ministry professionals are growing in Colorado. The mean salary for ministry professionals in 2006 was $44,345 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $49,870 per year.

Salary percentiles for Ministry professionals in Colorado

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This represents a growth in salaries of 11%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 246% pay differential between the highest paid ministry professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of ministry in Colorado.

Average Salaries for Ministry professionals and related professions in Colorado

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Ministry professionals in Colorado earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of ministry professionals is decreasing in Colorado state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited ministry schools in Colorado state is decreasing. In Colorado, there were 117 graduates in 2006. And there were 58 graduates from ministry courses in 2010.

This represents a 50% decrease in the number of ministry degree or certificate school graduates in Colorado state. 57% of these graduates received an master's degree in ministry.

Ministry Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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