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Special Education Schools In Colorado

Special Education classes faculty can choose to work at one of 6 accredited special education schools in Colorado. The trends in Colorado's special education academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in special education includes special education training at the following levels:


  1. Adams State College

    208 Edgemont Blvd, Alamosa, Colorado 81102

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Colorado Denver

    Denver, Colorado 80217-3364

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

    1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Metropolitan State College of Denver

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

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

    Carter Hall - Rm 4000, Greeley, Colorado 80639

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Special Education Employment

Colorado 6,780
National 468,850

Approximately 1% of the country's special education professionals work in Colorado state.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Colorado

5,420 5,730 5,710 6,450 3,260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Colorado, special education is a shrinking field. 2,160 less special education professionals were working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of special education has shrunk by 40% in Colorado. This decline is slower than the change in the number of special education professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of special education professionals has shrunk by 50% from 2006 to 2010.

Special Education VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$47,883 $49,017 $51,153 $51,447 $52,010
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by special education professionals is increasing in Colorado. Special education professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $47,883 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $52,010 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Colorado

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This represents a growth in salaries of 8%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Colorado, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of special education. The pay differential between the highest paid special education professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 112%

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Colorado

Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Special Education
Speech Therapy

In Colorado, special education professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Special Education programs available for each degree type for all schools in Colorado


As the number of special education professionals is decreasing in Colorado state, the number of students graduating from the 6 accredited special education schools in Colorado state is decreasing. In 2006, 544 students graduated from special education courses in Colorado. And in 2010, 220 students graduated.

This represents a 60% decrease in the number of special education degree or certificate school graduates in Colorado state. 63% of these graduates received a master's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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