Denver, CO (population: 609,651) has two CAD schools within its city limits. Westwood College-Denver North, the highest ranked school in the city with a CAD program, has a total student population of 829. It is the 4473rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 73rd highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
CAD students from Denver schools who go on to become drafters, architects, computer aided designers, project architects, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 18,290 people working as drafters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,210. Also, Architectural and civil drafters make on average $47,710 per year and there are about 105,320 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 1,460 employed architectural and civil drafters earning an average salary of $48,560. Drafters in this area earn $54,630/yr and there are 210 employed.
Denver lies in Denver 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 Denver are held by drafters, and 1/1000 are held by architectural and civil drafters.
Of the 2 CAD schools in Denver, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Westwood College-Denver North comes out as the most expensive ($18,465/yr) for CAD students, with Westwood College-Denver South as the lowest, reported at only $18,085/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Denver|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||6.9 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||11.4 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||16.1 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||16.2 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||27.0 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||55.7 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||63.2 miles|