Colorado Colleges and Universities


Colleges and Universities in Colorado

Beyond the celeb sightings and natural beauty, Colorado offers excellent opportunities for an education. There is, of course, the University of Colorado system with locations in Boulder, Colorado Springs and Denver. In addition, Colorado State University and the University of Denver are popular choices. Then there's the U.S. Air Force Academy, more than a dozen four-year colleges and another dozen two-year schools that provide a wide selection of choices for students seeking colleges in Colorado.


Hot prospects and cool jobs in Colorado

Any of the universities in Colorado can help give you the skills for a job, but earning a degree in a growth field will improve your chances of employment. Denver Public Schools, IBM and Health One are some of the employers doing the most hiring right now, according to the state's Department of Labor and Employment. In addition, the department says computer support specialists, registered nurses, and web developers are hot occupations in the job market.

In 2010, Colorado professionals in these fields earned the following mean wages, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  1. Computer support specialists: $55,990
  2. Computer systems analysts: $84,610
  3. Registered nurses: $67,280
  4. Software developers, applications: $90,970
  5. Special education teachers, middle school: $52,290
  6. Web developers: $82,880

With all Colorado has to offer, it is no wonder that Money Magazine selected five of the state's cities for its 2010 Best Places to Live list. As well as being a desirable place to live and work, Colorado could be a top choice for you to seek an education, too.

See also: Colorado Vocational Schools and Career Training

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            Other Colleges & Universities in Colorado

            Adams State College
            Alamosa, Colorado www.adams.edu
            Aims Community College
            Greely, Fort Lupton, Loveland, Colorado www.aims.edu
            Arapahoe Community College
            Littleton, Colorado www.arapahoe.edu
            Colorado Christian University
            Lakewood, Colorado www.ccu.edu
            Colorado College
            Colorado Springs, CO www.coloradocollege.edu
            Colorado Mountain College
            Glenwood Springs, Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Carbondale, Dillon, Eagle, Leadville, Rifle, Steamboat Springs, Vail, Glenwood Springs, Colorado www.coloradomtn.edu
            Colorado Northwestern Community College
            Rangely, Colorado www.cncc.edu
            Colorado School of Mines
            Golden, Colorado www.mines.edu
            Colorado State University - Fort Collins
            Fort Collins, CO www.colostate.edu
            Colorado State University - Pueblo
            Pueblo, Colorado www.colostate-pueblo.edu
            Community College of Aurora
            Aurora, Colorado www.ccaurora.edu
            Community College of Denver
            Denver, Colorado www.ccd.edu
            Delta Montrose Technical College
            Delta, Colorado www.dmtc.edu
            Fort Lewis College
            Durango, Colorado www.fortlewis.edu
            Front Range Community College
            Westminster, Boulder, Brighton, Estes Park, Colorado www.frontrange.edu
            Lamar Community College
            Lamar, Colorado www.lamarcc.edu
            Mesa State College
            Grand Junction, Colorado www.mesastate.edu
            Metropolitan State College of Denver
            Denver, Colorado www.mscd.edu
            Montessori Education Center of the Rockies
            Boulder, Colorado www.mecr.edu
            Morgan Community College
            Fort Morgan, Colorado www.morgancc.edu
            Naropa University
            Boulder, Colorado www.naropa.edu
            National American University - Colorado Springs
            Colorado Springs, CO www.national.edu
            National American University - Denver
            Denver, Colorado www.national.edu
            Nazarene Bible College
            Colorado Springs, CO www.nbc.edu
            Northeastern Junior College
            Sterling, Colorado www.njc.edu
            Otero Junior College
            La Junta, Colorado www.ojc.edu
            Pikes Peak Community College
            Colorado Springs, CO www.ppcc.edu
            Pueblo Community College
            Pueblo, Colorado www.pueblocc.edu
            Red Rocks Community College
            Lakewood, Arvada, Colorado www.rrcc.edu
            Regis University
            Denver, Colorado.
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            Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
            Denver, Colorado www.rmcad.edu
            San Juan Basin Technical College
            Mancos, Durango, Colorado www.sjbtc.edu
            Teikyo Loretto Heights University
            Denver, Colorado
            Trinidad State Junior College
            Trinidad, Colorado www.trinidadstate.edu
            United States Air Force Academy
            Colorado Springs, USAF, Colorado www.usafa.edu
            University of Colorado - Boulder
            Boulder, CO www.colorado.edu
            University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
            Colorado Springs, CO www.uccs.edu
            University of Denver
            Denver, Colorado www.du.edu
            University of Northern Colorado
            Greeley, CO www.unco.edu
            Western State College of Colorado
            Gunnison, Colorado www.western.edu
            Yeshiva Toras Chaim Talmudical Seminary
            Denver, Colorado
            Colorado Community College System
            National Technological University
            Fort Collins
            University of Colorado
            University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
            University of Colorado System
            main site www.cu.edu