Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has two audio schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Colorado at Boulder, the highest ranked school in this group with an audio 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).
Audio students from Colorado Springs schools who go on to become audio professionals, audio production engineers, audio engineers, audio recording professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 46,070 people working as audio and video equipment technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $42,450. Also, Sound engineering technicians make on average $53,940 per year and there are about 15,560 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 2 audio schools with a 100-mile radius of Colorado Springs, only 1 has 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 audio students, with University of Colorado at Boulder as the lowest, reported at only $17,929/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|