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Average Salary for Colorado College (CC) Alumni

Located in Colorado Springs, Colo., roughly 2,000 students call Colorado College home for four years. Students of this private school report the city of Colorado Springs as one of the university's greatest assets, where there's no shortage of things to do or places to explore. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for Liberal Arts

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Typical Early Career Salary

Colorado College (CC) Alumni

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Community Association Manager
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Revenue Manager
2 salaries
Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization
2 salaries
Admissions Director
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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Colorado College (CC) Details

14. E Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Private Schools, Liberal Arts

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Colorado College alumni can most commonly be found in the construction industry, the education industry, and the fundraising industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of Colorado College alumni wind up in public K-12 education. Starting salaries of $60K are common among Colorado College grads.


Among Colorado College graduates, the biggest earners are Accounting Managers, who haul in $59K on average. Next on the list are Revenue Managers and Admissions Directors, bringing in about $56K and around $50K, respectively. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Non-Profit Development Coordinators, making an average of $38K.


Those with a degree from Colorado College often relocate to Denver after college. Portland is another hot spot for Colorado College grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to approximately $76K). Many Colorado College grads consider Colorado Springs a second home, and it is typical to find a large population of former students living in the area despite its lower-than-average median pay ($40K). Alumni express interest in Seattle and Boulder as well.

Degree Major

Colorado College students with a B.A. in Economics can expect to make the most money (around $122K per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Psychology are the lowest of the pack, earning $41K.


For Colorado College grads, proficiency in Business Development warrants a paycheck that is 39 percent more than other alumni salaries. Colorado College grads are usually competent in Project Management, and approximately one-sixth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Marketing Communications, and Data Analysis also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fifth of alumni get sick time. For this school, a strong majority of graduates are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair portion of alumni pick up dental plans, too. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, the greater part of graduates contribute to a 401(k). Colorado College graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and optional telecommute / work from home.

Related Schools

Compensation averages approximately $61K for Principia College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Colorado College grads. Nebraska Wesleyan University, William Jewell College, and Westminster College are also similar to Colorado College.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1860 2150
ACT Scores 28 32

Key Stats

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$33,233 - $72,729
$36,907 - $93,060
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
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20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

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