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Small Business Schools In Colorado

Small Business classes faculty can choose to work at one of 8 accredited small business schools in Colorado. The trends in Colorado's small business academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in small business includes small business training at the following levels:


  1. Arapahoe Community College

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

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  2. Colorado Mountain College

    831 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601-0233

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  3. Colorado Northwestern Community College

    500 Kennedy Drive, Rangely, Colorado 81648-3598

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  4. Lamar Community College

    2401 S Main St, Lamar, Colorado 81052-3999

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  5. Morgan Community College

    920 Barlow Road, Fort Morgan, Colorado 80701

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  6. Otero Junior College

    1802 Colorado Ave, La Junta, Colorado 81050

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  7. University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus

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

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  8. University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado Campus

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

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Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Small Business Employment

Colorado 39,790
National 1,708,080

Of all of the small business professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Colorado.

Employment Growth for Small business professionals In Colorado

36,880 37,020 39,290 40,860 39,790
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of small business professionals is growing in Colorado. 2,910 more small business professionals were working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of small business professionals has grown by 8%. This is faster than the trend for small business professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of small business professionals has grown by 3% between 2006 and 2010.

Small Business VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$97,480 $100,230 $104,210 $107,330 $114,390
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Small Business
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Colorado, as the number of small business professionals is growing, the salaries earned by small business professionals are increasing. Small business professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $97,480 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $114,390 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Small business professionals in Colorado

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This represents a 15% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Colorado, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of small business. The pay differential between the highest paid small business professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 295%

Average Salaries for Small business professionals and related professions in Colorado

Business Administration
Business Management
Forensic Accounting
Human Resources
International Business
Project Management
Property Management
Restaurant Management
Risk Management
Small Business

In Colorado, small business professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Small Business programs available for each degree type for all schools in Colorado


The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited small business schools in Colorado is decreasing. In 2006, 51 students graduated from small business courses in Colorado. And in 2010, 17 students graduated.

This represents a 67% decrease in the number of small business degree or certificate school graduates in Colorado state. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned an undergraduate certificate in small business.

Small Business Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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