Colorado School of Trades

Tel: 3032334697
  • Colorado School of Trades (CST) is the oldest and largest Gunsmithing School in the United States. The Colorado School of Trades has been teaching Gunsmithing since 1947. We prepare our students for an exciting career as a Gunsmith. Gunsmiths spend their workday repairing and building custom firearms, operating lathes and mills, and performing detailed wood shaping and finishing. Their machinists skills are on display every day.
School Highlights
  • Colorado School of Trades serves 150 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is less than the state average of 36%.
  • Colorado School of Trades is one of 5 community colleges within Jefferson County, CO.
  • The nearest community college is Red Rocks Community College (3.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 42% over five years.
Colorado School of Trades(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty15 staff48 staff
Colorado School of Trades Total Faculty (2007-2016)
Number of Programs Offered18

Student Body

  • The student population of 150 has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has increased from 7:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 1.00 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment150 students1,571 students
Colorado School of Trades Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio10:136:1
Colorado School of Trades Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students150 students670 students
Colorado School of Trades Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Colorado School of Trades Enrollment Breakdown CO All Enrollment Breakdown
% White
-
64%
Colorado School of Trades White (2011-2015)
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.1.000.55
Colorado School of Trades Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
90%
40%
Colorado School of Trades Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,200$33,100
Colorado School of Trades Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid58%89%
    Colorado School of Trades % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
    Median Debt for Graduates$20,000$13,000
    Colorado School of Trades Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,139
    Colorado School of Trades Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

    School Notes

    • Founded in 1947, the Colorado School of Trades (CST) has been a gunsmith training destination since its inception. Our school enjoys a worldwide reputation built on a nearly 70-year history and a long list of successful graduates recognized by top Gunsmith employers everywhere.The Colorado School of Trades has applied a system based on hands-on, project-oriented training geared to train individuals who wish to become artisan craftsmen. Our gunsmith classes offer a personal approach to training that allows a motivated student to enter the profession of Gunsmithing as an entry level general Gunsmith.

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