Graduates of Colorado College are found working in a number of different fields including software as a service (SAAS) development, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the geospatial mapping services industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the education industry. The average salary for a grad from Colorado College is around $58K.
There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is approximately $69K, but the median for the latter is only about $54K.
Colorado College grads who become Attorneys are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $83K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Executive Directors and Project Managers; their salaries approach $78K and $65K, respectively. Middle School Teachers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $34K.
Many Colorado College grads flock to Denver, Colo. In addition, former Colorado College students often head to San Francisco, Calif. after graduating, where the median salary comes to approximately $65K in this top-paying city. Colorado College grads love their alma mater so much that many stick around in Colorado Springs despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities ($42K). Seattle, Wash. and New York, N.Y. are popular choices as well.
Colorado College grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $128K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in History & Political Science tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average about $33K per year.
For Colorado College grads, proficiency in People Management warrants a paycheck that is 36 percent more than other alumni salaries. Project Management is a popular skill among Colorado College alumni, with just under one in five workers reporting using it on the job. Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service are desirable skills as well.
Benefits and Perks
Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a strong majority of survey participants, and dental insurance is issued to more than half of survey participants as well. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a strong majority of graduates contribute to a 401(k). Colorado College alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.
Principia College graduates, who earn around $56K on average, make a similar amount to Colorado College grads. Other schools similar to Colorado College include Nebraska Wesleyan University, William Jewell College, and Westminster College.