Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has five civil engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. United States Air Force Academy, the highest ranked school in this group with a civil engineering program, has a total student population of 4,620. It is the 80th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about civil engineering programs in Colorado Springs, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of civil engineering professors at United States Air Force Academy such as Chad Davis, Ted Earp, George Havener, Alan Mundy, Ben Roope, and Robert Wilson.
Civil Engineering students from Colorado Springs schools who go on to become civil engineers, civil engineering technicians, civil engineering designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 259,320 people working as civil engineers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $81,180. Also, Civil engineering technicians make on average $47,420 per year and there are about 82,690 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Colorado Springs area alone, there are 160 employed civil engineering technicians earning an average salary of $49,710. Civil engineers in this area earn $66,930/yr and there are 740 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 $43,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Colorado Springs are held by civil engineers, and 1/1000 are held by civil engineering technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, United States Air Force Academy comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for civil engineering students, with Colorado State University-Pueblo as the lowest, reported at only $13,335/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|