Grand Junction, CO (population: 51,481) has forty-five cisco certification schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Denver, the highest ranked school in this group with a cisco certification program, has a total student population of 11,644. It is the 148th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Cisco Certification students from Grand Junction schools who go on to become cisco certified professionals, cisco specialists, cisco technology specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Computer systems analysts make on average $80,430 per year and there are about 512,720 of them employed in the US today.
Grand Junction lies in Mesa county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Grand Junction area has 62,910 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,630 average annual salary.
Of the 45 cisco certification schools with a 500-mile radius of Grand Junction, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Collins College comes out as the most expensive ($43,351/yr) for cisco certification students, with Navajo Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $2,488/yr.