Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has six agriculture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Denver, the highest ranked school in this group with an agriculture 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).
Agriculture students from Colorado Springs schools who go on to become agriculturalists, farmers, agricultural engineers, agricultural scientists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Farmers and ranchers make on average $42,710 per year and there are about 520 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 6 agriculture 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, University of Denver comes out as the most expensive ($31,044/yr) for agriculture students, with Otero Junior College as the lowest, reported at only $9,997/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|