Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has seven crime scene investigation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Everest College-Aurora, the highest ranked school in this group with a crime scene investigation program, has a total student population of 704. It is the 3502nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 50th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Crime Scene Investigation students from Colorado Springs schools who go on to become crime scene investigators, investigators, personal investigators, crime scene forensics specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 12,870 people working as forensic science technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $55,070.
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.
Of the 7 crime scene investigation schools with a 100-mile radius of Colorado Springs, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Anthem College-Denver comes out as the most expensive ($30,480/yr) for crime scene investigation students, with Arapahoe Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,279/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|