Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has two entrepreneurship schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Otero Junior College, the highest ranked school in this group with an entrepreneurship program, has a total student population of 1,660. It is the 4167th highest ranked school in the USA and the 63rd highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Entrepreneurship students from Colorado Springs schools who go on to become entrepreneurs, internet entrepreneurs, e-business entrepreneurs, e-commerce entrepreneurs, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,036,450 people working as business operations specialists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,960. Also, Business and financial operations employees make on average $65,900 per year and there are about 6,063,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Colorado Springs area alone, there are 14,720 employed business and financial operations employees earning an average salary of $66,490. Business operations specialists in this area earn $71,340/yr and there are 4,380 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 18 out of every 1000 jobs in Colorado Springs are held by business operations specialists, and 60/1000 are held by business and financial operations employees.
Of the 2 entrepreneurship schools with a 100-mile radius of Colorado Springs, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Red Rocks Community College comes out as the most expensive ($11,040/yr) for entrepreneurship students, with Otero Junior College as the lowest, reported at only $9,997/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|