Lakewood, CO (population: 142,294) has six business writing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Colorado College, the highest ranked school in this group with a business writing 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.
Business Writing students from Lakewood schools who go on to become business writers, legal writing professors, copy editors, copywriters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 43,390 people working as writers and authors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,560. Also, Public relations specialists make on average $59,370 per year and there are about 242,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 6,110 employed public relations specialists earning an average salary of $63,890. Writers and authors in this area earn $72,290/yr and there are 300 employed.
Lakewood lies in Jefferson 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 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Lakewood are held by writers and authors, and 5/1000 are held by public relations specialists.
Of the 6 business writing schools with a 100-mile radius of Lakewood, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Johnson & Wales University-Denver comes out as the most expensive ($23,765/yr) for business writing students, with Colorado State University as the lowest, reported at only $12,132/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lakewood|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||10.2 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||12.8 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||16.1 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||17.3 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||26.1 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||59.5 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||61.1 miles|