Lakewood, CO (population: 142,294) has two medical schools within its city limits. Colorado Christian University, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical program, has a total student population of 2,511. It is the 2744th highest ranked school in the USA and the 29th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Medical students from Lakewood schools who go on to become physicians, doctors, nurses, dentists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 274,160 people working as physicians and surgeons alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $173,860. Also, Anesthesiologists make on average $211,750 per year and there are about 37,450 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 350 employed anesthesiologists earning an average salary of $#. Physicians and surgeons in this area earn $181,920/yr and there are 1,780 employed.
Lakewood lies in Jefferson 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. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Lakewood are held by physicians and surgeons, and 0/1000 are held by anesthesiologists.
Of the 2 medical schools in Lakewood, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Colorado Christian University comes out as the most expensive ($22,927/yr) for medical students, with Red Rocks Community College as the lowest, reported at only $11,040/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lakewood|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||10.2 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||12.8 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||16.1 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||17.3 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||26.1 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||59.5 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||61.1 miles|