Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has seven accounting schools within its city limits. Everest College-Colorado Springs, the highest ranked school in the city with an accounting program, has a total student population of 790. It is the 2905th highest ranked school in the USA and the 35th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Accounting students from Colorado Springs schools who go on to become accountants, finance accountants, forensic accountants, tax accountants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Financial analysts make on average $85,240 per year and there are about 235,240 of them employed in the US today.
Colorado Springs lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Colorado Springs area has 246,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,790 average annual salary.
Of the 7 accounting schools in Colorado Springs, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College America-Colorado Springs comes out as the most expensive ($28,101/yr) for accounting students, with Pikes Peak Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,506/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Colorado Springs|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||36.3 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||47.3 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||49.0 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||53.4 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||70.1 miles|