Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has one gerontology school within its city limits. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has a total student population of 9,733. It is the 426th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Gerontology students from Colorado Springs schools who go on to become gerontologists, physicians, clinical dietitians, medical staff physicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,308,380 people working as life, physical, and social science employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,660. Also, Rehabilitation counselors make on average $34,710 per year and there are about 112,690 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Colorado Springs area alone, there are 100 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average salary of $33,680. Life, physical, and social science employees in this area earn $66,020/yr and there are 1,950 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 8 out of every 1000 jobs in Colorado Springs are held by life, physical, and social science employees, and 0/1000 are held by rehabilitation counselors.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs ends up costing a student $12,497/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|