Thornton, CO (population: 120,487) has nine curriculum schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Denver, the highest ranked school in this group with a curriculum program, has a total student population of 11,644. It is the 148th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Curriculum students from Thornton schools who go on to become curriculum and instruction directors, teachers, educators, professors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 599,500 people working as teachers and instructors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $41,110. Also, Mathematical science teachers make on average $70,550 per year and there are about 48,100 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 180 employed mathematical science teachers earning an average salary of $56,900. Teachers and instructors in this area earn $50,620/yr and there are 3,350 employed.
Thornton lies in Adams county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Denver-Aurora area has 1,218,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,560 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Thornton are held by teachers and instructors, and 0/1000 are held by mathematical science teachers.
Of the 9 curriculum schools with a 100-mile radius of Thornton, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Denver comes out as the most expensive ($31,044/yr) for curriculum students, with University of Colorado at Colorado Springs as the lowest, reported at only $12,497/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Thornton|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||5.0 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||18.9 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||23.5 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||24.7 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||35.8 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||46.7 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||72.0 miles|