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Nutrition Schools In Colorado

Colorado has 4 accredited nutrition schools where nutrition faculty who teach nutrition classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in nutrition in the state of Colorado, which encompasses nutrition 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. Metropolitan State College of Denver

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

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

    Carter Hall - Rm 4000, Greeley, Colorado 80639

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Johnson & Wales University-Denver

    7150 Montview Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80220

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Nutrition Employment

Colorado 1,330
National 77,400

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

Employment Growth for Nutrition professionals In Colorado

1,350 1,210 1,070 1,110 1,330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of nutrition professionals is shrinking in Colorado. There were 20 less nutrition professionals working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of nutrition professionals has shrunk by 1%. This is slower than the trend for nutrition professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of nutrition professionals has grown by 2% between 2006 and 2010.

Nutrition VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$33,115 $34,250 $33,840 $36,185 $36,865
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Nutrition
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of nutrition professionals is declining, the salaries paid to nutrition professionals are increasing in Colorado. Nutrition professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $33,115 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $36,865 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Nutrition professionals in Colorado

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Thus, nutrition professionals' salaries grew by 10% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 128% pay differential between the highest paid nutrition professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of nutrition in Colorado.

Average Salaries for Nutrition professionals and related professions in Colorado


Nutrition professionals in Colorado earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of nutrition professionals is decreasing in Colorado state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited nutrition schools in Colorado state is increasing. In 2006, 187 students graduated from nutrition courses in Colorado. And in 2010, 272 students graduated.

Thus there was a 45% percent increase in the number of nutrition school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado. 71% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in nutrition.

Nutrition Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of nutrition faculty in Colorado, growth in the field of nutrition academia and nutrition faculty salaries in Colorado. If you are involved in teaching nutrition courses to students at the bachelors degree in nutrition, masters degree in nutrition, and doctoral degree in nutrition 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 nutrition in Colorado. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see the data we have collected thus far.

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