Aurora, CO (population: 334,924) has three interactive media design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Denver, the highest ranked school in this group with an interactive media design program, has a total student population of 11,644. It is the 148th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College). To learn more about interactive media design programs in Aurora, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of interactive media design professors at University of Denver such as Rafael Fajardo, and Daemian McGill.
Interactive Media Design students from Aurora schools who go on to become interactive media designers, media designers, multimedia designers, digital media designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Graphic designers make on average $47,820 per year and there are about 200,870 of them employed in the US today.
Aurora lies in Arapahoe county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Denver-Aurora area has 1,218,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,560 average annual salary.
Of the 3 interactive media design schools with a 100-mile radius of Aurora, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Denver comes out as the most expensive ($31,044/yr) for interactive media design students, with Laramie County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,768/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Aurora|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||13.3 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||13.4 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||14.9 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||16.9 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||23.7 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||58.8 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||61.5 miles|