These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Colorado For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Colorado has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in CO, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Colorado.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Colorado:

  1. Colorado School of Mines
  2. Johnson & Wales University-Denver
  3. Regis University
  4. Colorado State University-Fort Collins
  5. Western State Colorado University
  6. Colorado College
  7. University of Denver
  8. University of Northern Colorado
  9. University of Colorado Boulder
  10. Colorado Christian University

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Colorado has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Colorado For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 23 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Colorado that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Colorado School of Mines, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Colorado.’

1. Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Golden
Employed: 89.86%

2. Johnson & Wales University-Denver

Johnson & Wales University-Denver

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Denver
Employed: 89.68%

3. Regis University

Regis University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Denver
Employed: 89.39%

4. Colorado State University-Fort Collins

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Fort Collins
Employed: 89.38%

5. Western State Colorado University

Western State Colorado University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Gunnison
Employed: 89.04%

6. Colorado College

Colorado College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Colorado Springs
Employed: 89.01%

7. University of Denver

University of Denver

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Denver
Employed: 88.76%

8. University of Northern Colorado

University of Northern Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Greeley
Employed: 88.65%

9. University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Boulder
Employed: 88.35%

10. Colorado Christian University

Colorado Christian University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Lakewood
Employed: 87.91%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Colorado

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Colorado, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Colorado by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Colorado

Rank College Employed
1 Colorado School of Mines 89.86%
2 Johnson & Wales University-Denver 89.68%
3 Regis University 89.39%
4 Colorado State University-Fort Collins 89.38%
5 Western State Colorado University 89.04%
6 Colorado College 89.01%
7 University of Denver 88.76%
8 University of Northern Colorado 88.65%
9 University of Colorado Boulder 88.35%
10 Colorado Christian University 87.91%
11 Fort Lewis College 87.38%
12 Adams State University 86.7%
13 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus 85.54%
14 Colorado State University-Pueblo 85.0%
15 Colorado Mesa University 84.87%
16 Metropolitan State University of Denver 84.47%
17 University of Colorado Colorado Springs 83.71%
18 Colorado Mountain College 83.07%
19 Nazarene Bible College 79.9%
20 Naropa University 76.65%
21 CollegeAmerica-Denver 74.72%
22 CollegeAmerica-Colorado Springs 74.72%
23 CollegeAmerica-Fort Collins 74.72%
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