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.

colorado computer information system schools

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: Salary.com 2009

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



Campus Schools:

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



Online Schools:

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


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


Walden University
Online Programs:   Ph.D. in Management - Information Systems Management , D.B.A. - Information Systems Management


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


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


California Intercontinental University
Online Programs:   Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems (BSMIS) , Doctorate of Business Administration in Information Systems and Enterprise Resource Management (DBAISERM) , Master of Business Administration Information Systems and Knowledge Management (MBAISKM) , more...


DataScience@Syracuse
Online Programs:   M.S. in Data Science


datascience-smu
Online Programs:   M.S. in Data Science


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 , Computer and Information Security - MBA , more...


Syracuse University
Online Programs:   MS in Computer Science