Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has five advertising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Denver, the highest ranked school in this group with an advertising program, has a total student population of 11,644. It is the 148th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Advertising students from Colorado Springs schools who go on to become advertisers, advertising specialists, marketing specialists, marketers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 35,760 people working as advertising and promotions managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $97,670. Also, Market research analysts make on average $67,500 per year and there are about 226,410 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Colorado Springs area alone, there are ** employed market research analysts earning an average salary of $67,560. Advertising and promotions managers in this area earn $98,040/yr and there are 40 employed.
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. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Colorado Springs are held by advertising and promotions managers, and **/1000 are held by market research analysts.
Of the 5 advertising schools with a 100-mile radius of Colorado Springs, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Colorado comes out as the most expensive ($38,252/yr) for advertising students, with Pickens Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $10,357/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|