Lakewood, CO (population: 142,294) has one child development school within its city limits. Red Rocks Community College has a total student population of 9,143. It is the 5176th highest ranked school in the USA and the 87th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Child Development students from Lakewood 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.
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 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Lakewood are held by child, family, and school social workers, and 2/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Red Rocks Community College ends up costing a student $11,040/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|