Aurora, CO (population: 334,924) has five architecture design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Colorado at Boulder, the highest ranked school in this group with an architecture design program, has a total student population of 33,010. It is the 857th highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College). To learn more about architecture design programs in Aurora, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of architecture design professors at University of Colorado at Boulder such as Rod Atkins, Meredith Banasiak, John Barbour, Charlie Chase, Marcel De Lange, and Michael Hinke.
Architecture Design students from Aurora schools who go on to become architecture designers, interior architects, architectural engineers, architectural project managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,412,730 people working as architecture and engineering employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $73,590. Also, Landscape architects make on average $65,910 per year and there are about 18,940 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 440 employed landscape architects earning an average salary of $67,060. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $80,330/yr and there are 31,090 employed.
Aurora lies in Arapahoe county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Denver-Aurora area has 1,218,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,560 average annual salary. Thus, about 26 out of every 1000 jobs in Aurora are held by architecture and engineering employees, and 0/1000 are held by landscape architects.
Of the 5 architecture design schools with a 100-mile radius of Aurora, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Colorado at Boulder comes out as the most expensive ($17,929/yr) for architecture design students, with Arapahoe Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,279/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Aurora|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||13.3 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||13.4 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||14.9 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||16.9 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||23.7 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||58.8 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||61.5 miles|