Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) 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 Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs area alone, there are 320 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $34,010. Construction managers in this area earn $78,380/yr and there are 430 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 construction managers, and 1/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
Of the 2 construction schools with a 100-mile radius of Colorado Springs, 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 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|