Grand Junction, CO (population: 51,481) has fifteen locksmith schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Phoenix-Online Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a locksmith program, has a total student population of 380,232. It is the 636th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Locksmith students from Grand Junction schools who go on to become locksmiths, certified master locksmiths, road service locksmiths, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 16,910 people working as locksmiths and safe repairers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,550.
Grand Junction lies in Mesa county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Grand Junction area has 62,910 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,630 average annual salary.
Of the 15 locksmith schools with a 500-mile radius of Grand Junction, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Online Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,066/yr) for locksmith students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.