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

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.
  • Online degrees / certificates in business, computers, finance, marketing, administration, more
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