Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has four hotel management schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Johnson & Wales University-Denver, the highest ranked school in this group with a hotel management program, has a total student population of 1,461. It is the 3273rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 45th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College). To learn more about hotel management programs in Colorado Springs, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of hotel management professors at Johnson & Wales University such as Kevin King.
Hotel Management students from Colorado Springs schools who go on to become hotel managers, hotel and hospitality managers, food service managers, resort managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 224,360 people working as hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $21,130. Also, Lodging managers make on average $53,500 per year and there are about 31,660 of them employed in the US today.
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.
Of the 4 hotel management schools with a 100-mile radius of Colorado Springs, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Johnson & Wales University-Denver comes out as the most expensive ($23,765/yr) for hotel management students, with Pueblo Community College as the lowest, reported at only $10,192/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|