Longmont, CO (population: 88,962) 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 Longmont 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 Boulder area alone, there are 210 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $42,300. Construction managers in this area earn $92,640/yr and there are 260 employed.
Longmont lies in Boulder county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Boulder area has 156,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $26/hr average worker wage, and a $53,640 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Longmont 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 Longmont, 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 Longmont|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||24.3 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||27.1 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||39.2 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||43.5 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||45.3 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||56.4 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||92.5 miles|