Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has two biology schools within its city limits. Colorado College, the highest ranked school in the city with a biology program, has a total student population of 2,032. It is the 92nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Colorado. To learn more about biology programs in Colorado Springs, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of biology professors at Colorado College such as Ralph Bertrand, Ron Capen, Boyce Drummond, Emilie Gray, Ron Hathaway, and Nancy Huang.
Biology students from Colorado Springs schools who go on to become biologists, marine biologists, wildlife biologists, molecular biologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,630 people working as biological scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $69,430. Also, Zoologists and wildlife biologists make on average $60,670 per year and there are about 17,460 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 biology schools in Colorado Springs, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Colorado College comes out as the most expensive ($21,026/yr) for biology students, with University of Colorado at Colorado Springs as the lowest, reported at only $12,497/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|