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Graphic Design Schools in Colorado

There are 13 Colorado schools offering graphic design programs. 252 students graduated with degrees from Colorado graphic design schools in 2010. 150 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 88 students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

209 students graduate from graphic design programs in this state, on average, each year. This accounts for 2% of students who US schools graduate from graphic design programs. More specifically, eight students graduated with certificates in graphic design, 88 with an associate's level degree, 150 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and six with a master's level degree.

13 graphic design schools are in this state. And of these, while five schools are public, eight schools are private. Public graphic design school tuition is $6,248, while tuition at a private graphic design school varies from $10,660 to $36,501.

Average tuition for graphic design programs is $23,788. While the highest tuition for programs in graphic design, which is $36,501 every year, is at the University of Denver, the lowest tuition in this state, which is $6,248 per year, is at Mesa State College.

Schools in Colorado offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees in graphic design.

Graphic Design Program Completions in Colorado 2006 - 2010

209 students graduate from graphic design programs in this state, on average, each year. This accounts for 2% of students who US schools graduate from graphic design programs. More specifically, eight students graduated with certificates in graphic design, 88 with an associate's level degree, 150 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and six with a master's level degree.

Graphic Design Program Completions in Colorado 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 2
  • Certificate 2007: 6
  • Certificate 2008: 8
  • Certificate 2009: 12
  • Certificate 2010: 8
  • Associate 2006: 62
  • Associate 2007: 68
  • Associate 2008: 58
  • Associate 2009: 60
  • Associate 2010: 88
  • Bachelor 2006: 96
  • Bachelor 2007: 84
  • Bachelor 2008: 97
  • Bachelor 2009: 141
  • Bachelor 2010: 150
  • Master 2006: 0
  • Master 2007: 2
  • Master 2008: 4
  • Master 2009: 0
  • Master 2010: 6

Graphic Design Program Availability in Colorado

Colorado schools offer a total of 21 programs in graphic design. Of these programs, about 42.9% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level and the masters level.

Graphic Design Program Availability in Colorado

  • Certificate: 3
  • Associate: 9
  • Bachelor: 8
  • Master: 1

Career Trends

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

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

Career Trends

Graphic Designers — Employment Trend

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 Graphic Design Employment

Colorado vs National Graphic Design Employment

  • Employed in Colorado: 1.977% (3800)

Graphic Design Schools in Colorado

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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 located in the center of Denver. AI- Colorado offers four programs in graphic design. More specifically, AI- Colorado offers one certificate in graphic design to students, one associate's level degree in graphic design, and two degrees at the bachelor's level in graphic design. This college is a for-profit 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering graphic design.

2. College America - Fort Collins

4601 South Mason St
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 225-4860

College America-Fort Collins is near the center of the city and this school offers one graphic design program. It is a for-profit 4-year institution. In terms of enrollment, this school ranks ninth in the state of Colorado.

3. Trinidad State Junior College

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

Trinidad State Junior College offers one graphic design program. Overall, 1,916 students pursue degrees in 45 programs at this college. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering graphic design.

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 in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado and it offers one graphic design program. This college is one of 2 art colleges in Colorado. In terms of programs, it is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering graphic design.

5. College America - Denver

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

College America-Denver offers one graphic design program and this school is near the heart of downtown. It is a for-profit 4-year institution. This very small school is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering graphic design programs.

6. The University of Denver

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

The University of Denver offers two graphic design programs. Specifically, students are offered one graphic design degree at the bachelor's level by this university and one master's level degree in graphic design. DU is near the heart of downtown. 11,842 students seek degrees in 176 DU programs, overall. In terms of programs, DU is the second largest institution in the state of Colorado offering graphic design.

7. Colorado Mountain College

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

Colorado Mountain College offers one program in graphic design and it is in town of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Overall, 6,088 students pursue degrees in 43 Colorado Mountain College programs. This school is the third biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering graphic design.

8. 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. Colorado Tech offers two programs in graphic design. Out of those, students are offered one degree at the associate's level in graphic design by CTU-Greenwood Village and one degree at the bachelor's level in graphic design. Colorado Tech is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school ranks ninth in terms of enrollment in the state of Colorado.

9. The Community College of Denver

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

The Community College of Denver is near the center of the city. It offers two graphic design programs. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in graphic design by it and one associate's level degree in graphic design. This community college is a public 2-year institution. It is the third biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering graphic design in terms of programs.

10. Arapahoe Community College

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

Arapahoe Community College is in the suburbs of Littleton, Colorado. This college offers two graphic design programs. Specifically, it offers one certificate in graphic design to students and one associate's level graphic design degree. 9,961 students pursue degrees in 60 Arapahoe Community College programs, overall. It is the second biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering graphic design.

11. Mesa State College

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

Mesa State College offers one program in graphic design and this school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Grand Junction, CO. It is one of 7 liberal arts colleges in Colorado. This liberal arts college is the second oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering graphic design programs.