Highlands Ranch, CO (population: 129,817) has nine banking schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Denver, the highest ranked school in this group with a banking 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).
Banking students from Highlands Ranch schools who go on to become bankers, tellers, investment bankers, financial managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 153,720 people working as financial specialists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,810. Also, Business and financial operations employees make on average $65,900 per year and there are about 6,063,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 85,420 employed business and financial operations employees earning an average salary of $69,230. Financial specialists in this area earn $67,700/yr and there are 2,100 employed.
Highlands Ranch lies in Douglas 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 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Highlands Ranch are held by financial specialists, and 70/1000 are held by business and financial operations employees.
Of the 9 banking schools with a 100-mile radius of Highlands Ranch, only 4 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 banking 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 Highlands Ranch|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||4.1 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||4.8 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||13.4 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||22.8 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||49.0 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||70.1 miles|