Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has five medical imaging schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Concorde Career Colleges, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical imaging program, has a total student population of 810. It is the 1103rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Medical Imaging students from Colorado Springs schools who go on to become medical imaging consultantss, medical technicians, medical imaging technicianss, mri technologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,630 people working as diagnostic medical sonographers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $63,640.
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 5 medical imaging schools with a 100-mile radius of Colorado Springs, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Anthem College-Denver comes out as the most expensive ($30,480/yr) for medical imaging 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|