Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has one corrections school within its city limits. University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado Campus has a total student population of 697. It is the 5612th highest ranked school in the USA and the 93rd highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Corrections students from Colorado Springs schools who go on to become correctional counselors, corrections officers, jailers, probation officers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 455,350 people working as correctional officers and jailers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $42,610. Also, Mental health and substance abuse social workers make on average $41,350 per year and there are about 127,140 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Colorado Springs area alone, there are 270 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average salary of $35,720. Correctional officers and jailers in this area earn $46,190/yr and there are 550 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 correctional officers and jailers, and 1/1000 are held by mental health and substance abuse social workers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado Campus ends up costing a student $24,587/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|