Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has three cisco schools within its city limits. Colorado Technical University, the highest ranked school in the city with a cisco program, has a total student population of 2,690. It is the 4532nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 75th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Cisco students from Colorado Springs schools who go on to become cisco specialists, cisco technology specialists, cisco certified professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 226,080 people working as network systems and data communications analysts alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $76,560. Also, Network and computer systems administrators make on average $70,930 per year and there are about 338,890 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Colorado Springs area alone, there are 1,360 employed network and computer systems administrators earning an average salary of $73,080. Network systems and data communications analysts in this area earn $79,080/yr and there are 600 employed.
Colorado Springs lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Colorado Springs area has 246,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Colorado Springs are held by network systems and data communications analysts, and 6/1000 are held by network and computer systems administrators.
Of the 3 cisco schools in Colorado Springs, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Colorado Technical University Online comes out as the most expensive ($21,537/yr) for cisco students, with National American University-Colorado Springs as the lowest, reported at only $9,814/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Colorado Springs|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||36.3 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||47.3 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||49.0 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||53.4 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||70.1 miles|