Aurora, CO (population: 334,924) has two construction schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Westwood College-Denver North, the highest ranked school in this group with a construction program, has a total student population of 829. It is the 4473rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 73rd highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Construction students from Aurora schools who go on to become construction area managers, construction workers, construction professionals, construction superintendents, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 204,760 people working as construction managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $93,290. Also, Painters, construction and maintenance make on average $37,320 per year and there are about 214,240 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 1,300 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $39,730. Construction managers in this area earn $94,140/yr and there are 2,480 employed.
Aurora lies in Arapahoe 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 Aurora are held by construction managers, and 1/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
Of the 2 construction schools with a 100-mile radius of Aurora, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Westwood College-Denver North comes out as the most expensive ($18,465/yr) for construction students, with Westwood College-Denver South as the lowest, reported at only $18,085/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Aurora|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||13.3 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||13.4 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||14.9 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||16.9 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||23.7 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||58.8 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||61.5 miles|