Colorado Information Systems Schools

Computer Information Systems Industry Outlook in Colorado:

By the year 2016, the Computer Information Systems industry in Colorado is expected to increase by over 22 percent. This is significantly higher than both the national average for the technology industries at a healthy 16 percent, as well as overall average job growth within the state. As Colorado becomes home to a growing number of technology companies, in addition to the vast number of Colorado companies that will rely more and more on technology to run their business each year, Information Systems specialists will continue to increase in demand.

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In fact, the Colorado Workforce Center, part of the state’s Department of Labor and Employment, specifically acknowledges the Computer Information Systems field as one of the highest growing industries in the state for both jobs and salaries for those with a bachelor’s degree or higher. Colorado’s current pool of Information Systems professionals consists of nearly 75 percent graduates of a bachelors degree or higher, indicating that a degree is highly sought after by the state’s employers.

Those who wish to begin their degree in Information Systems can expect to study the following areas of computer technology:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Resources Management/CIO Training
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Knowledge Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • System Administration/Administrator

Colorado Computer Information Systems Salaries and Areas of Occupation:

A little research into the type of technology required to complete certain tasks is a great idea for those who are just beginning their degree search. Most Information Systems professionals work with at least some, if not all, of the following computer software, hardware and applications:

  • Access & Computer Servers
  • Computer Tool Kits
  • Digital Image & Laser Printers
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software
  • Data Base Management System Software
  • Development Environment Software
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software
  • Web Platform Development Software

Colorado Average salaries for Information Systems professionals are roughly six percent lower than the national average. This should not be discouraging, however, since Colorado has increasingly become home to corporations specializing in computer technology, offering more and more demanding and rewarding careers each year.

A table of Colorado average salaries for the Information Systems sector is available below:

Position Monthly Annual
25th Percentile $8,150 $98,000
75th Percentile $12,000 $143,000
90th Percentile $13,850 $166,400
Median Salary $9,950 $119,100

Source: 2009

Schools offering online and campus-based education programs in Colorado:

Campus Schools:

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Colorado Technical University
Campus Locations:   Colorado Springs
Programs: Colorado Springs - Bachelor of Science - Information Systems Management , Colorado Springs - Master of Science - Management: Information Systems Security , Colorado Springs - Doctor of Computer Science - Digital Systems Security , more...

Campus Locations:   Colorado Springs | Denver | Fort Collins
Programs: Business Administration - Technology Emphasis (BS)

Online Schools:

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Post University
Online Programs:   B.S. in Management / Computer Information Systems

Grand Canyon University
Online Programs:   B.S. in Business Information Systems , B.S. in Applied Business Information Systems , B.S. in Information Technology

American Intercontinental University Online
Online Programs:   Master's (MIT) - IT Project Management , Bachelor's (BIT) - Information Assurance and Security , Master of Science in Information Technology , more...

ECPI University
Online Programs:   IT Management - Bachelor's , Cyber and Network Security - Bachelor's , Network Security - Associate's , more...

Colorado Technical University Online
Online Programs:   Doctor of Computer Science - Enterprise Information Systems (Executive Format) , Doctor of Management – Technology Management (Executive Format) , Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Security , more...

Liberty University
Online Programs:   BS: Information Systems , MS in Information Systems -Technology Management , Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems , more...

Northcentral University
Online Programs:   Master of Science in Technology and Innovation Management (MSTIM) – Information Systems , Doctor of Philosophy in Technology and Innovation Management (PhD-TIM) – Information Systems , Applied Computer Science - BBA , more...

University of Maryland at College Park
Online Programs:   MBA - Information Systems & Business Analytics

Purdue University Global
Online Programs:   AAS in Business Administration - Information Processing , BSIT - Information Management , BS in Business Administration - Information Systems Management , more...

Colorado State University-Global Campus
Online Programs:   Master - Information Technology Management , Master in Project Management , Undergraduate Certificate - Project Management , more...