Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has two computer software engineering schools within its city limits. Colorado Technical University, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer software engineering 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).
Computer Software Engineering students from Colorado Springs schools who go on to become computer software engineers, software engineers, software developers, game software developers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 495,500 people working as computer software engineers, applications alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,170. Also, Computer software engineers, systems software make on average $96,620 per year and there are about 385,200 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Colorado Springs area alone, there are 2,950 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average salary of $95,720. Computer software engineers, applications in this area earn $95,760/yr and there are 1,960 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 8 out of every 1000 jobs in Colorado Springs are held by computer software engineers, applications, and 12/1000 are held by computer software engineers, systems software.
Of the 2 computer software engineering 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 computer software engineering students, with Colorado Technical University as the lowest, reported at only $14,270/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|