Fort Collins, CO (population: 141,921) 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 Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins-Loveland area alone, there are 310 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $39,330. Construction managers in this area earn $51,420/yr and there are 280 employed.
Fort Collins lies in Larimer county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Fort Collins-Loveland area has 128,650 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,210 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Fort Collins are held by construction managers, and 2/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
Of the 2 construction schools with a 100-mile radius of Fort Collins, 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 Fort Collins|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||48.9 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||65.5 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||70.1 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||71.4 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||82.5 miles|