Commerce City, CO (population: 46,807) has seven child development schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Morgan Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a child development program, has a total student population of 1,918. It is the 4432nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 71st highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Child Development students from Commerce City schools who go on to become child development specialists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 277,670 people working as child, family, and school social workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,540. Also, Preschool teachers make on average $27,450 per year and there are about 389,660 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 2,560 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $26,980. Child, family, and school social workers in this area earn $49,130/yr and there are 2,450 employed.
Commerce City lies in Adams 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 Commerce City are held by child, family, and school social workers, and 2/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 7 child development schools with a 100-mile radius of Commerce City, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Community College of Aurora comes out as the most expensive ($11,176/yr) for child development 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 Commerce City|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||18.0 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||22.8 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||23.1 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||33.9 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||48.9 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||70.1 miles|