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2020 Best Colleges for Anthropology in Colorado

Anthropology is a popular major and Colorado is the 11th most popular state for students studying this major. 299 of the 12,008 Anthropology diplomas earned last year were given by colleges in Colorado. With so many options it can be a challenge finding the right fit. This year's Best Colleges for Anthropology in Colorado ranking analyzed 8 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in anthropology. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 1 colleges for Anthropology students in Colorado.

Choosing a Great Anthropology School

Best Colleges for Anthropology in Colorado The anthropology program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality anthropology program can vary widely even among the top schools. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Quality Overall is Important

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we include a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a host of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Graduates Earn More After College

A anthropology degree from colleges on this list typically translates into higher than average income following graduation. A anthropology bachelors degree from a college in Colorado helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $25,650 a couple years later.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Anthropology students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other anthropology students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized anthropology related accrediting body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Anthropology students in Colorado.

Best Schools to Study Anthropology in Colorado

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Best Anthropology Colleges in Colorado

Doctorate Highest Degree Type
17.4% Growth in Graduates
$25,800 Median Starting Salary

University of Colorado Boulder is one of the finest schools in the country for anthropology. Located in the city Boulder, CU - Boulder is a public college with a fairly large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, CU - Boulder also offers 2 different higher degree levels in anthropology, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Graduates of the anthropology program state that they receive average early career earnings of $25,800.

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Doctorate Highest Degree Type
$24,700 Median Starting Salary

Any student pursuing a degree in anthropology has to take a look at Colorado State University - Fort Collins. Colorado State is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Fort Collins.

For those interested in something more advanced, Colorado State also offers 2 different higher degree levels in anthropology, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Graduates of the anthropology program make an average of $24,700 for their early career.

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Colorado College

Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado College is a good option for individuals interested in a Anthropology major. Located in the large city Colorado Springs, Colorado College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.More…

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Master Highest Degree Type
$30,600 Median Starting Salary

It's hard to beat University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus if you want to study anthropology. Located in the large city Denver, CU Anschutz is a public college with a fairly large student population.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, CU Anschutz also offers a Master's Degree in anthropology. Graduates from the anthropology degree program at University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus earn $4,950 more than the typical college graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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University of Northern Colorado is a large public school located in the midsize city of Greeley.More…

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Fort Lewis College

Durango, CO
$26,800 Median Starting Salary

Located in the town Durango, FLC is a public college with a small student population.

Students who complete this program report average early career wages of $26,800.

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$20,300 Median Starting Salary

Located in the large city Colorado Springs, UCCS is a public college with a large student population.

Graduates of the anthropology program report average early career income of $20,300.

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$25,700 Median Starting Salary

Located in the city Denver, MSU Denver is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Soon after graduating, anthropology students generally earn an average of $25,700 in the first five years of their career.

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Best Anthropology Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

Explore all the Best Anthropology Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Utah 267 135
Idaho 222 88
Montana 193 86
Wyoming 170 38

One of 13 majors within the Social Sciences area of study, Anthropology has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Anthropology

Related Major Annual Graduates
Economics 47,528
Political Science & Government 44,651
Sociology 37,615
General Social Sciences 19,123
International Relations & National Security 14,908

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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