10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Colorado For 2019

by Chris Kolmar
College Grad Jobs - 1 year ago

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

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.’

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Colorado

Rank College Employed
1 Colorado School of Mines 91.91%
2 Colorado State University-Fort Collins 90.46%
3 Johnson & Wales University-Denver 90.05%
4 Colorado College 89.6%
5 University of Colorado Boulder 89.52%
6 University of Northern Colorado 89.39%
7 Western Colorado University 89.26%
8 Regis University 88.71%
9 University of Denver 88.65%
10 Fort Lewis College 88.26%
11 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus 87.98%
12 Adams State University 87.44%
13 Metropolitan State University of Denver 85.76%
14 Colorado Christian University 85.71%
15 Colorado State University-Pueblo 85.55%
16 Colorado Mesa University 84.84%
17 University of Colorado Colorado Springs 84.64%
18 Colorado Mountain College 83.68%
19 Naropa University 79.05%
20 Nazarene Bible College 78.17%
21 CollegeAmerica-Colorado Springs 77.19%
22 CollegeAmerica-Fort Collins 77.19%
23 Community College of Denver 76.53%
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