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Design Schools in Colorado

There are 19 schools in the state of Colorado offering design programs. In 2010, 453 students graduated from programs at Colorado design schools. 274 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 152 students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

522 students graduate from programs in this state in design, on average, each year. This accounts for 1% of design students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, 21 students graduated with certificates in design, 152 with an associate's level degree, 274 with a bachelor's level degree, and six with a master's level degree.

19 design schools are in this state. And out of these, while nine schools are private, ten schools are public. Private design school tuition varies from $10,660 to $36,501, while tuition at a public design school varies from $4,093 to $6,985.

Average tuition for design programs is $17,109. The lowest tuition in Colorado, which is $4,093 per year, is at Metropolitan State College of Denver, while the highest tuition for design programs, which is $36,501 every year, is at the University of Denver.

Schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees in design.

Design Program Completions in Colorado 2006 - 2010

522 students graduate from programs in this state in design, on average, each year. This accounts for 1% of design students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, 21 students graduated with certificates in design, 152 with an associate's level degree, 274 with a bachelor's level degree, and six with a master's level degree.

Design Program Completions in Colorado 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 4
  • Certificate 2007: 6
  • Certificate 2008: 9
  • Certificate 2009: 13
  • Certificate 2010: 21
  • Associate 2006: 140
  • Associate 2007: 150
  • Associate 2008: 139
  • Associate 2009: 116
  • Associate 2010: 152
  • Bachelor 2006: 353
  • Bachelor 2007: 314
  • Bachelor 2008: 440
  • Bachelor 2009: 279
  • Bachelor 2010: 274
  • Master 2006: 0
  • Master 2007: 2
  • Master 2008: 4
  • Master 2009: 0
  • Master 2010: 6

Design Program Availability in Colorado

Schools in Colorado offer a total of 39 programs in design. Of these programs, around 41% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the associates level and the masters level.

Design Program Availability in Colorado

  • Certificate: 6
  • Associate: 16
  • Bachelor: 16
  • Master: 1

Interior Designers — Salary by Percentile

Interior Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 28670
  • 25th Percentile: 35070
  • Median: 43950
  • 75th Percentile: 58320
  • 90th Percentile: 81620

Set and Exhibit Designers — Salary by Percentile

Set and Exhibit Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 27180
  • 25th Percentile: 30240
  • Median: 43090
  • 75th Percentile: 52450
  • 90th Percentile: 63660

Designers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Designers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16880
  • 25th Percentile: 19230
  • Median: 27760
  • 75th Percentile: 39680
  • 90th Percentile: 54450

Floral Designers — Salary by Percentile

Floral Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17310
  • 25th Percentile: 20340
  • Median: 26310
  • 75th Percentile: 33180
  • 90th Percentile: 39000

Video Game Designers — Salary by Percentile

Video Game Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 48930
  • 25th Percentile: 62880
  • Median: 78660
  • 75th Percentile: 96010
  • 90th Percentile: 114150

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Salary by Percentile

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 40430
  • 25th Percentile: 45170
  • Median: 53230
  • 75th Percentile: 73760
  • 90th Percentile: 96120

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 25390
  • 25th Percentile: 31550
  • Median: 41240
  • 75th Percentile: 54330
  • 90th Percentile: 67760

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 44400
  • 25th Percentile: 49100
  • Median: 54840
  • 75th Percentile: 64260
  • 90th Percentile: 71440

Fashion Designers — Salary by Percentile

Fashion Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 33160
  • 25th Percentile: 42090
  • Median: 56840
  • 75th Percentile: 81690
  • 90th Percentile: 114350

Interior Designers — Employment Trend

Interior Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 41380
  • Median Salary 2007: 39050
  • Median Salary 2008: 38900
  • Median Salary 2009: 40950
  • Median Salary 2010: 43950
  • Total Employed 2006: 1250
  • Total Employed 2007: 1410
  • Total Employed 2008: 1310
  • Total Employed 2009: 1160
  • Total Employed 2010: 980

Designers, All Other — Employment Trend

Designers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 38130
  • Median Salary 2007: 32300
  • Median Salary 2008: 30240
  • Median Salary 2009: 27550
  • Median Salary 2010: 27760
  • Total Employed 2006: 90
  • Total Employed 2007: 90
  • Total Employed 2008: 90
  • Total Employed 2009: 90
  • Total Employed 2010: 110

Floral Designers — Employment Trend

Floral Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 22900
  • Median Salary 2007: 23660
  • Median Salary 2008: 24440
  • Median Salary 2009: 25280
  • Median Salary 2010: 26310
  • Total Employed 2006: 1030
  • Total Employed 2007: 1070
  • Total Employed 2008: 1100
  • Total Employed 2009: 1030
  • Total Employed 2010: 950

Video Game Designers — Employment Trend

Video Game Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 69550
  • Median Salary 2007: 71090
  • Median Salary 2008: 73750
  • Median Salary 2009: 75540
  • Median Salary 2010: 78660
  • Total Employed 2006: 5710
  • Total Employed 2007: 6230
  • Total Employed 2008: 7030
  • Total Employed 2009: 6800
  • Total Employed 2010: 6360

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Employment Trend

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 49810
  • Median Salary 2007: 47000
  • Median Salary 2008: 50780
  • Median Salary 2009: 49400
  • Median Salary 2010: 53230
  • Total Employed 2006: 510
  • Total Employed 2007: 510
  • Total Employed 2008: 500
  • Total Employed 2009: 390
  • Total Employed 2010: 280

Set and Exhibit Designers — Employment Trend

Set and Exhibit Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 26380
  • Median Salary 2007: 27010
  • Median Salary 2008: 30920
  • Median Salary 2009: 32390
  • Median Salary 2010: 43090
  • Total Employed 2006: 200
  • Total Employed 2007: 170
  • Total Employed 2008: 40
  • Total Employed 2009: 50
  • Total Employed 2010: 50

Fashion Designers — Employment Trend

Fashion Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 48190
  • Median Salary 2007: 44740
  • Median Salary 2008: 60950
  • Median Salary 2009: 61090
  • Median Salary 2010: 56840
  • Total Employed 2006: 40
  • Total Employed 2007: 60
  • Total Employed 2008: 70
  • Total Employed 2009: 110
  • Total Employed 2010: 100

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 19320
  • Median Salary 2007: 18590
  • Median Salary 2008: 18990
  • Median Salary 2009: 20730
  • Median Salary 2010: 54840
  • Total Employed 2006: 225
  • Total Employed 2007: 230
  • Total Employed 2008: 180
  • Total Employed 2009: 170
  • Total Employed 2010: 165

Graphic Designers — Employment Trend

Graphic Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 37310
  • Median Salary 2007: 39650
  • Median Salary 2008: 41510
  • Median Salary 2009: 42570
  • Median Salary 2010: 41240
  • Total Employed 2006: 2980
  • Total Employed 2007: 3340
  • Total Employed 2008: 3300
  • Total Employed 2009: 3610
  • Total Employed 2010: 3800

Colorado vs National Design Employment

Colorado vs National Design Employment

  • Employed in Colorado: 2.383% (12795)

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1. The Art Institute of Colorado - Colorado

1200 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80203-2983
(303) 837-0825

The Art Institute of Colorado-Colorado is in the center of Denver. It offers six programs in design. Of those, AI- Colorado offers students one certificate in design, two design degrees at the associate's level, and three degrees at the bachelor's level in design. 2,235 students pursue degrees in 22 AI- Colorado programs, overall.

2. Platt College - Aurora

3100 S Parker Rd
Aurora, CO 80014-3141
(303) 369-5151

Platt College-Aurora is 4.9 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers two design programs. Out of those, this school offers students one associate's level degree in design and one bachelor's level degree in design. It is a for-profit 4-year institution.

3. Trinidad State Junior College

600 Prospect St
Trinidad, CO 81082
(719) 846-5011

Trinidad State Junior College offers one design program. It is one of 14 community colleges in Colorado.

4. The Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

1600 Pierce St
Denver, CO 80214
(303) 753-6046

The Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is located in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. It offers two programs in design. This college offers two degrees at the bachelor's level in design to students. It is a for-profit 4-year institution. In terms of programs, this college is the second biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering design.

5. College America - Denver

1385 S Colorado Blvd.- 5th Floor
Denver, CO 80222
(303) 300-8740

College America-Denver is 4.0 miles from the heart of downtown and this school offers one program in design. 792 students seek degrees in nine programs at this school, overall.

6. ITT Technical Institute - Aurora

12500 E Iliff Ave Ste 100
Aurora, CO 80014
(303) 695-6317

ITT Technical Institute-Aurora is a for-profit 4-year institution. ITT Tech, which is near the center of the city, is located in Aurora, CO. It is one of several campuses. ITT Tech offers students six degrees at the associates level and three bachelors level degrees. In 2010, 263 students pursued degrees from the eight programs at this school. This technical college offers subjects such as information systems and criminal justice. This technical college is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. This school is one of 3 technical colleges in Colorado.

7. ITT Technical Institute - Thornton

500 E 84th Ave Suite B12
Thornton, CO 80229-5338
(303) 288-4488

ITT Technical Institute-Thornton is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school is located in the suburbs of Thornton, Colorado. It is one of several campuses. This school offers subjects such as game development and law enforcement. ITT offers students nine degrees at the associates level and six bachelors level degrees. 568 students pursued degrees from the 12 programs at this technical college in 2010. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits it. This school is one of 3 technical colleges in Colorado.

8. Red Rocks Community College

13300 W Sixth Ave
Lakewood, CO 80228-1255
(303) 914-6600

Red Rocks Community College offers two design programs. Out of those, it offers one design certificate to students and one design degree at the associate's level. It is located in the suburbs of Lakewood, Colorado. It is one of 14 community colleges in Colorado.

9. The University of Denver

2199 S. University Blvd
Denver, CO 80208
(303) 871-2000

The University of Denver is near the center of the city. This university offers two design programs. Out of those, students are offered one design degree at the bachelor's level by this research university and one master's level degree in design. It is one of 7 research universities in Colorado. It is the oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering design programs.

10. Colorado Mountain College

831 Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-0233
(800) 621-8559

Colorado Mountain College is in town of Glenwood Springs, Colorado and it offers one design program. This school is one of 31 public post-secondary institutions in Colorado. This school is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering programs in design.

11. Colorado Technical University - Greenwood Village

5775 Denver Tech Ctr Blvd
Greenwood Village, CO 80111-3201
(303) 694-6600

Colorado Technical University-Greenwood Village is in the suburbs of Greenwood Village, Colorado. It offers two design programs. Out of those, it offers students one degree at the associate's level in design and one bachelor's level degree in design. CTU is a for-profit 4-year institution. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering design in terms of programs.

12. Colorado State University - Fort Collins

102 Administration Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523-0100
(970) 491-1101

Colorado State University-Fort Collins is 0.7 miles from the heart of downtown and this university offers one design program. It is one of 2 institutions with a medical school in Colorado. This public university is the biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering design.

13. Metropolitan State College of Denver

Speer Blvd and Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80217-3362
(303) 556-3058

Metropolitan State College of Denver offers one program in design and this university is near the heart of downtown. This public university is one of 7 research universities in Colorado.

14. Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs

4435 N Chestnut Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80907-3812
(719) 598-0200

Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs is near the center of the city. CTU offers three design programs. Of those, students are offered two design degrees at the associate's level by it and one degree at the bachelor's level in design. In terms of programs, it is the second largest institution in the state of Colorado offering design.

15. The Community College of Denver

1111 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80204-2026
(303) 556-2600

The Community College of Denver is near the heart of downtown. It offers two programs in design. Out of those, students are offered one design certificate by it and one design degree at the associate's level. This college is one of 14 community colleges in Colorado. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering programs in design.

16. Arapahoe Community College

5900 S. Santa Fe Dr.
Littleton, CO 80160-9002
(303) 797-4222

Arapahoe Community College is located in the suburbs of Littleton, Colorado. This college offers four design programs. Specifically, it offers students two certificates in design and two degrees at the associate's level in design. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, this college is the biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering design.

17. Mesa State College

1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122
(970) 248-1020

Mesa State College, which is 1.0 miles from the center of the city, is located in Grand Junction, CO and it offers one program in design. This medium-sized school is a public 4-year institution. It is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering design in terms of programs.

18. Pikes Peak Community College

5675 S Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5498
(719) 502-2000

Pikes Peak Community College offers one design program and it is in the suburbs of Colorado Springs, Colorado. This college is one of 14 community colleges in Colorado.

19. Front Range Community College

3645 W 112th Ave
Westminster, CO 80031
(303) 404-5000

Front Range Community College is located in the suburbs of Westminster, Colorado. It offers two design programs. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in design by this college and one degree at the associate's level in design. It is one of 14 community colleges in Colorado. In terms of programs, this college is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering design.