Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has one health informatics school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Regis University has a total student population of 10,874. It is the 279th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Health Informatics students from Colorado Springs schools who go on to become health informatics professionals, database administrators, health informatics specialists, health information specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 170,580 people working as medical records and health information technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $33,880. Also, Database administrators make on average $74,290 per year and there are about 108,080 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Colorado Springs area alone, there are 260 employed database administrators earning an average salary of $78,910. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $35,650/yr and there are 440 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 medical records and health information technicians, and 1/1000 are held by database administrators.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Regis University ends up costing a student $25,497/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|