Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has ten health science schools within its city limits. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the highest ranked school in the city with a health science program, 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). To learn more about health science programs in Colorado Springs, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of health science professors at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs such as Maryann Kluge, Travis Peterson, and David Swaby.
Health Science students from Colorado Springs schools who go on to become health psychologists, physicians, doctors, nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 83,530 people working as environmental scientists and specialists, including health alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $67,360. Also, Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors make on average $40,420 per year and there are about 78,470 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Colorado Springs area alone, there are 140 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average salary of $33,340. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this area earn $66,780/yr and there are ** 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 ** out of every 1000 jobs in Colorado Springs are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health, and 1/1000 are held by substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.
Of the 10 health science schools in Colorado Springs, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College America-Colorado Springs comes out as the most expensive ($28,101/yr) for health science students, with Pikes Peak Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,506/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|